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Padester
« on: March 31, 2016 06:12:41 AM »

So I tried making a couple of rugs, which was fun, but I thought it would also be fun to try to turn them into bowls - here are my first two attempts:


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And a patriotic one:


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I put some wire through the top of them so that they would hold their shape better - what do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016 03:19:49 PM »

Awesome bowls! The colors of the first are very happy. Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016 03:38:38 PM »

Awesome bowls! The colors of the first are very happy. Did you use a pattern?
Thanks!

No pattern, per se. I have read a bunch of tutorials for t-shirt yarn rugs, and started the bowl like a rug, then just made about 3 rounds without increasing to make the sides - they are pretty shallow, but I think they're cute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016 09:14:20 PM »

Super cute idea!  I've done the rugs as well but the bowls is fun. 

It'd be a good way to make containers to hold my yarn!

I wonder if fabric stiffener would make it hold it's shape better?  How did the wire end up holding it up?
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016 05:28:03 PM »

Super cute idea!  I've done the rugs as well but the bowls is fun. 

It'd be a good way to make containers to hold my yarn!

I wonder if fabric stiffener would make it hold it's shape better?  How did the wire end up holding it up?
Hi! Sorry - didn't see this before now.
The wire works well, and it's relatively stiff. I used a 15mm hook, so I think if you used a somewhat smaller hook, your finished product would be stiffer than mine. I have also made a couple more a bit taller, but then decreased a round at the top to provide a narrowed opening - still plenty of room to get things in and out of, but it makes it hold its shape even without the wire.
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