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Get creative with Kath Webber’s paper yarn bowls – in perfectly scrumptious summer shades!

paper bowls with Kath Webber

Summer is the ideal time to get creative with small projects and explore the possibilities of plant-based fibres. Paper yarn is a great alternative to jute and stiffer fibres, and produces some really cool results. Try this basic bowl pattern in paper, then experiment with your own stash! This pattern uses continuous double crochet rounds with basic shaping, so is suitable for beginners, too.

YOU WILL NEED:

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ABBREVIATIONS: ch  chain; dc  double crochet (US – sc single crochet); PM  place marker; st(s)  stitch(es)

HOW TO MAKE:-

Using your first colour, make a magic ring. For round 1, make 6dc into the ring. PM. [6 sts]

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Round 2 is simply 2dc in each st around. PM. [12 sts]

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For round 3, make (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 6 times. PM. Continue making increase rounds, so for round 4 make (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, PM [24 sts] and for round 5 make (1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, PM. Work the first part of the final dc in the first colour, changing to colour B to complete the dc. [30 sts]

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Now using the Abricot colour, continue with your increase rounds. For round 6, work (1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, then for round 7, (1dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, and for round 8, (1dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. Place your marker in the final stitch of each round to mark the rounds.

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Work two more increase rounds in the Abricot colourway as follows; for round 9 make (1dc in each of next 7 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, and for round 10 make (1dc in each of next 8 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, working the final part of the last dc in yarn A. You now have 60 sts.

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Each of the next two rounds are increase rounds. For round 11, make (1dc in each of next 9 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, then continue with round 12 which is (1dc in each of next 10 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. You’ll now have 72 sts and won’t make any more increases! For rounds 13, 14 and 15 make 1dc in each st around, changing colour back to yarn B.

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Work four more rounds in yarn B. The final round is worked in crab stitch, or reverse double crochet. Working from left to right, work one double crochet in each st around. The paper yarn can be quite stiff, so work slowly to make sure the loops don’t slip off the hook as you’re working the crab stitch.

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And here’s the finished bowl!

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Have you worked with paper yarn?

We’d love to see your projects in the Community!

 

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