I found this beautiful wooden bowl at my local Goodwill thrift store last month and have been racking my brain for some fun way to alter it. I didn't want to commit to paint, so I decided to add a little yarn instead! Check out my yarn-bombed bowl:
I crocheted two different bands to add a pop of color to the bowl and love how it turned out! (I even made a little Vine video about it.) The pattern in blue is called a double knot stitch (or Solomon's knot), and the lavender is an open checks stitch.
To accessorize your own bowl, all you need is some yarn and a crochet hook. Here are the directions for both stitches:
Double Knot Stitch (The blue yarn)
Chain a multiple of 4 ch plus 2 long enough to stretch around bowl
One single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, *lengthen loop on hook to 1/2", draw up a new loop through the lengthened stitch, work 1 sc in space created between lengthened stitch and new loop*. Repeat steps between asterisks and you'll complete your double knot.
*Skip 3 chains, work 1 sc in next chain (this joins your double knot to the main chain), make 1 double knot.* Repeat steps between the last set of asterisks across the row, ending with a extra double knot.
Turn, *work 1 sc in center of next double knot, make 1 double knot.* Repeat across the row.
Turn, *chain 3, work 1 sc in center of next double knot.* Repeat across row and bind off at end.
Attach both ends of your crochet to form a band and slip it onto your bowl!
Open Checks Stitch (The lavender yarn)
Chain a multiple of 6 ch plus 3 long enough to wrap around bowl.
Row 1: sk 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch,* ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 dc in last ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Ch across entire row, with 3 ch in between open spaces, and 3 sc across the checks of previous row.
Bind off and attach ends to form band.
Now go yarn-bomb your bowls! And I'd love to hear which color/stitch pattern you like best!
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Disclosure: I received a gift card from Goodwill San Antonio to shop for the supplies for this project. I received no monetary compensation for this post. You can read my full disclosure policy here.