I’m not a huge fan of soups or stews as a dinner.  They are more of an appetizer to me, but my husband really loves a good chili, potato soup, or beef stew.  Since we’ve been married, I find myself eating more and more dinners out of hot porcelain bowls.  The problem is that the bowls are always steaming hot.   I used to use a potholder to hold it or just lean it against my *ahem* rack.  Finally, I decided that I wanted a better solution.  Having just learned how to crochet a potholder and successfully executed a few, it came to me to make a cover for these bowls so that I don’t have to deal with burn bosoms ever again.  Being the wonderful wife I am, I made one for my husband as well. Here is my attempt.

Bowls 2Bowls 1

I used 100% cotton yarn that I got on clearance for $0.97 at JoAnn Fabric.  Yes, I’m bragging.  That’s a great deal for yarn.  I also used a size I (5.5mm) crochet hook.  Below is the pattern I used which worked well for the bowls we have.  You may have to adjust to fit your specific bowl.

Start with a magic circle (6)

Round 1: 2sc in each stitch (12)

Round 2: (1sc, 2sc) x6 (18)

Round 3: (1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (24)

Round 4: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (30)

Round 5: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (36)

Round 6: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (42)

Round 7: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (48)

Round 8: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (54)

Round 9: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6 (60)

Round 10 – 15: 1 sc in each stitch

Round 16 -17: (1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc) x6

Round 19: 1 sc in each stitch

Round 20 – 21: 1 sc in each stitch (do 2sc halfway around the circle and another 2sc at the beginning for two 2sc in each round)

Round 22: 1 sc in each stitch

Finishing: 1 round of reverse sc, finish with a slip stitch and use a needle to thread the ends in and cut off any extra yarn.

20130818_170905 20130818_170929(1)

Happy Crocheting!