Because I’m tired of overly hot bowls and love a good crochet project, I made this microwave bowl cozy free crochet pattern. Now off to cook.
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Microwave Bowl Cozy Free Crochet Pattern
I love a warm bowl of soup, a hot bowl of oatmeal, or just a big bowl of heated leftovers. What I don’t enjoy is the awkward dance from microwave to counter, then to hot pad and to the table. That dance is the WORST.
But you know what’s fun? Making a truly useful piece that you will honestly enjoy having at hand in the kitchen.
This fun microwave bowl cozy free crochet pattern ticks all the boxes for me. So, pick out your yarn, grab your hook and let’s get going!
What Yarn Should You Use for a Bowl Cozy?
For this easy bowl cozy, I wanted a heat-safe yarn that would stand up to being heated over and over. Because I envision these being used frequently by my kiddos, I also wanted something inexpensive that would hold up to being washed quite a bit. I just don’t see my kiddos being particularly neat with their soups, noodles and whatnot.
After looking through my stash, I selected Sugar ‘n Cream yarn in a couple of colorways. But this project can be worked with any worsted weight yarn or similar – just keep in mind that I recommend using 100% cotton anytime you plan for heat exposure to your completed projects.
What Size Is This Bowl Holder?
As written, this pattern is one-size. The resulting bowl holder is 6.5-inches in diameter by 3-inches deep. The stitch I used is a little stretchy, so this will allow some flexibility with sizing. I tested this on 3 different cereal bowls (mine, my mom’s and a friend’s) and it worked for them all, so as long as you are using cereal bowls that fit a typical cereal bowl sizing, you should be able to make this pattern work.
However, you can add or remove rows, if you have a taller or shorter cereal bowl.
How Much Yarn Will I Need to Make a Microwave Bowl Hugger?
I used about 70 yards of a 2.5oz skein of Sugar n’ Cream 100% worsted weight yarn in a couple of colorways for the pictured set of microwave cozy for bowls. This is about 3/4 of a brand new skein.
I do generally crochet in a medium-tension, so this is what I would consider an average amount of yarn usage for this project.
How Do You Crochet a Cozy for a Bowl?
This easy pint cozy crochet pattern is worked in the round, starting with a foundation chain. If you prefer to make a magic circle, you can find instructions to make that, you can see my trinket bowl crochet pattern.
Shaped to the body of a typical cereal bowl, there is a “lip” on the bottom that will keep the bowl from tipping or the cozy from not fitting nicely.
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Microwave Bowl Cozy Free Crochet Pattern
Below you will find the notes and directions for making this fun bowl cozy crochet pattern.
- 6.5-inch diameter, 3-inch depth or 16.51cm diameter, 7.62cm depth
- 70 yards 100% cotton, worsted weight (size 4) yarn (Sugar n’ Cream in Blueberry, Yellow, Rose Pink, and Soft Ecru colorways pictured)
- Crochet hook: Size H/8 (5 mm)
- 7 HDC wide by 7 HDC rows = 2 in x 2 in (5.08cm x 5.08cm)
Skill Level: Easy
- This bowl cozy can be made in any color or combination of colors. To switch colors, cut and finish any round. Attach the new color with a slip stitch, then begin working the pattern at the beginning of the next round.
- The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Half Double Crochet (HDC):
Yarn over, insert hook in row below and pull up a loop, yarn over (3 loops on hook) and pull through all loops on hook. One half double crochet stitch (HDC) completed.
Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHDC):
Yarn over, insert hook behind post of the stitch in the row below, from right to left, yarn over (3 loops on hook) and pull through all loops on hook. One back post half double crochet stitch (BPHDC) completed.
Ch 6, do NOT turn. Being careful to not twist the foundation chain, sl st to the beginning of the chain.
Round 1: Ch 2, 11 HDC in the foundation ring (12 total stitches), sl st to join, do NOT turn.
Round 2: Ch2, HDC in same st as ch2, 2 HDC in ea st around (24 total stitches), sl st to join.
Round 3: Ch2, HDC in same st at ch2, 2 HDC in ea st around (48 total stitches), sl st to join.
Round 4: Ch2, BPHDC in ea st around (48 total stitches), sl st to join.
Round 5-6: Ch2, HDC in ea st around (48 total stitches), sl st to join.
Round 7: Ch2, HDC in ea of next 3 sts, *2 HDC in next st, HDC in ea of next 4 sts.* Repeat from * around to last 3 stitches. HDC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in last st (59 total stitches), sl st to join.
Round 8: Ch2, HDC in ea st around (59 total stitches), sl st to join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.