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« on: July 11, 2007 07:24:09 AM »

So, after 2 crochet bowls, I had an idea that I could stiffen just about anything and so I decided to make a crocheted vase. It's an mash of a bunch of different motifs and original work. I didn't have a pattern for a vase, so I really winged it. I had to rip it over and over to get the right curves to fit the cup I bought to use to lay it over to dry and get that vase-y shape. It has a circle base to make it stand up. Again, I used the sugar/ water stiffening method (no, it doesn't attract bugs). Obviously it wouldn't hold much, but I think it would be possible to put a small glass in it with water to put some flowers in it. I might do that, but it isn't totally dried yet (I just couldn't wait to share!). Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007 07:25:57 AM »

Wow! I've never seen anything like that before. It would look very nice with a flower in it, or you could also fill it up with candy.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007 08:06:25 AM »

ooh, pretty!  Shocked That would look great as a centerpiece with flowers in it!

Just wondering-- how hard do those bowls (and vases) get?  When you hit it on the table does it sound more like a rock or a straw hat (or nothing like either)?  You've inspired me to try this!  Well, at least a bowl Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007 08:20:30 AM »

Great job!  I don't think I've ever seen a crocheted vase that looks like that.  It's very unique, I'm inspired to make one!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007 08:49:46 AM »

That is pretty darn awesome!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007 09:04:57 AM »

ooh, pretty!  Shocked That would look great as a centerpiece with flowers in it!

Just wondering-- how hard do those bowls (and vases) get?  When you hit it on the table does it sound more like a rock or a straw hat (or nothing like either)?  You've inspired me to try this!  Well, at least a bowl Roll Eyes

More like a rock. It dries really hard. I think you could "break" it if you really wanted to, but think of rock candy (remember that stuff? you could eat it, but it might crack your tooth if you didn't suck on it long enough? ) well it is like that. I can try to put up a pattern, but I made it to fit around a preexisting vase to dry, so I don't think it would work without that particular vase. thanks for your comments!
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007 12:33:52 PM »

That's really inspiring!  Ever since I starting crocheting again I've had a vague plan to try 3-D shapes.  I had one not very successful attempt at felting a bowl shape, but this looks like fun!  What happens if it gets wet though - I'm thinking if you spilled water on it from the vase or something - would it go all soggy and lose it's shape?
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007 02:49:40 PM »

What a fun idea.  You could even play around with dry flower bouquets rather than fresh ones. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007 12:44:32 PM »

It looks great
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