Crocheting Bowl

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Project by Bearpie posted 01-14-2013 02:29 AM 1389 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is 8” D x 4” H (as requested by the customer)

I chose to use Rosewood for it’s density and beauty. The customer told me what she wanted and left it to me how to make it. The purpose of the cutout slot in the bowl is so she can put a ball of yarn in it and thread the strand of yarn through the slot and knit away pulling yarn up as needed. The reason for a slot instead of a hole is so she can change color of yarn without cutting it. Make sense? It was difficult to cut the slot smoothly as I couldn’t put it over my scroll saw head. I had to carefully cut it by hand and sand the surfaces smoothly so the yarn strands will not catch.

I am sure I will be contacted by some of her crocheting buddies for something similar. That’s ok, I’ve got it under my belt now!

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

Edit: Added photo of unfinished slab of Rosewood that is pictured under the bowl. Slab is 24” at widest and 1” thick. I have several different thicknesses.

Edit#2: This could also be used for knitting!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 02:40 AM

Never seen one of those thanks for sharing the reason for the slot…pretty cool it looks beautiful love the wood

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 02:41 AM

Very cool bowl.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 02:41 AM

Very nice bowl. I think my lady might want one like it!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 02:52 AM

I think the lady with the crochet needle will be very happy with this lovely piece Erwin, nicely done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 02:54 AM

Not quite as remarkable as the last one but very nice nonetheless ! I’m likin’ that unfinished slab this bowl is sitting on too !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 03:20 AM

Great idea and great work!! Beautiful wood too!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 12:13 PM

glad you posted this, it gives me a great idea for a gift for a friend. Very well done, and I’m sure your friend will love it.

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 12:15 PM

This is beautiful! I am sure that you will have many more ordered. I love the rosewood too. It looks so nice! A great idea! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 03:05 PM

Love the beautiful bowl and the useful detail on it, well done.


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#10 posted 02-11-2013 08:57 PM

Hi Erwin! How totally unique!, and a beautiful job too! I bet before long you’ll have more orders for that crafty bowl … and yes, it would work just as wonderfully well for knitters too! You could even change the cut to make it look like a knitting needle, having the yarn extracted at the head-end. Nothing like a challenge, eh?!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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