Three Little Bowls by Merrian Holland

Three Little Bowls

September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
6.0 mm (J)
7.0 mm
100 yards (91 m)
Small, Medium, Large
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I wrote this pattern about 5 years ago when I was teaching a day class for the Surrey Women’s Institute. Since then, I have often used it for 2 hour “taster” classes. Don’t worry – it won’t take you 2 hours to make one of these little bowls! I have made the smaller one in less than 30 minutes.

It’s a nice pattern for beginners but also a quick, fun and satisfying little project for more experienced crocheters that returns a utilitarian result.

I was prompted to publish this pattern recently when I taught a private class to three ladies at a clients house. This time, I had experimented with multiple strands of yarn and different hook sizes. Each bowl uses the exact same pattern but with a different number of strands of Aran yarn and subsequent hook size. I was so delighted with the different results you can get, simply by adding a strand of yarn and going up a hook size that I thought I’d share the pattern with you all.

Yarn & Materials

  • Aran Weight Yarn in 2 colours - A & B (you could also try this with 3 different colours) In total, all three bowls use approx. 84 m / 92 yds.
  • Hooks – 4.5mm, 6mm & 7mm
  • Tapestry or wool needle.
  • Locking stitch marker.

Have fun!

If you are a small scale crafter, you may make these bowls to sell, either for personal profit or charity. All I ask is that you place the following text credit, either on your online listing or on a tag/piece of paper with the finished item : Design from