I decided I needed a fun little catch-all bowl for my dresser. So I came up with this easy trinket bowl crochet pattern to make the perfect corral for coins, rings and all kinds of little things.
Easy Trinket Bowl Crochet Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern
When I get ready to change, I habitually empty my pockets onto my dresser top – kind of typical for anyone who carries things in pockets, right?! So, after time one million and nine of chasing a ring or losing a button, I decided a bowl was in order.
Nothing plain for me, though! Spring is in the air and fun colors with a cool texture was where I want to drop my findings.
If you’re ready for a fun place to drop your goodies, grab your hook and let’s get going!
What Yarn Should You Use for a Trinket Bowl?
For this trinket bowl, I envision putting change or other items from my pockets into. So, I wanted to use a yarn that would hold up really well to being washed and still hold the bowl shape. Additionally, I wanted to play with color, so I found a fun 100% cotton yarn that was inexpensive.
Regarding yarn sizing, this project can be worked with any worsted weight yarn or similar.
What Size Is This Trinket Bowl?
As written, this pattern is one-size. The resulting bowl is 4-inches diameter and 1.5-inches deep.
I toyed with the idea of making a set of nesting bowls with this pattern just by using larger gauge hook and yarn, but ran out of time. So if you try that, let me know how it turns out!
How Much Yarn Will I Need to Make a Small Bowl?
I used a very small amount of a skein of 100% cotton worsted weight yarn (size 4) in Tea Roe and Beach Glass colorways for the pictured trinket bowl. Even were the entire bowl made from one colorway, a full skein would not be required.
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 Bowl?
This easy dresser bowl is worked in the round, starting from the center of the bottom of the bowl. Working into a magic circle, the stitching is fast, building the base of the bowl. When working up the sides, I decided to get fun with the stitches, using a front post double crochet to get a cool texture.
That’s the fun of making a bowl, because you put the boring stuff on the bottom and make the sides all the fun stuff.
How Do You Make a Magic Circle?
I chose to use a magic circle to start my trinket bowl. If you would like to avoid using a magic circle, you can simply chain 4 and join with a slip stitch. However, this will not be able to be tightened.
if you would rather make a magic circle, but don’t know where to start, here’s how I make mine:
Place the skein of yarn on your workspace (table, lap, etc.). With your left hand open, with the open side facing you, pinch the end of the yarn between your thumb and base of your pinky, with the end pointing toward your body. Loop the yarn’s working end around your hand twice, crossing the yarn over itself, and to the left. Pinch the yarn with your thumb where you are holding the end in place.
Turn over your hand. Insert your crochet hook from right to left, under the right yarn and hook onto the left yarn. Pull the left yarn through, as though to pull up a loop and rotate the hook toward yourself.
Gently remove the looped yarn from your hand and your magic circle is complete!
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Easy Trinket Bowl Crochet Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern
Below you will find the notes and directions for making this easy trinket bowl crochet pattern.
- 4-inch diameter, 1.5-inch depth or 10.2cm diameter, 3.8cm depth
- Color A: 10 yards 100% cotton, worsted weight (size 4) yarn (Sugar n’ Cream in Tea Rose colorway pictured)
Color B: Less than 10 yards 100% cotton, worsted weight (size 4) yarn (Sugar n’ Cream in Beach Glass colorway pictured)
- Crochet hook: Size G/6 (4.00 mm)
5 HDC sts x 3 HDC rows = 1.5”x1.5” (3.81 cm)
Skill Level: Easy
- 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.
Front Post Double Crochet Stitch: (FPDC)
Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the next double crochet stitch in the second row below (skipping the single crochet row), yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull thru 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops on the hook. One front post double crochet stitch (FPDC) completed.
Make a magic circle.
Round 1: Ch 2, HDC 16 into the magic circle, pull circle tight.
Round 2: 2 HDC in each HDC (Total 32 HDC).
Round 3: 2 HDC in each HDC (Total 64 HDC).
Round 4: Ch 1, SC in ea HDC (Total 63 SC).
Round 5: Ch 3, DC in ea SC (Total 63 DC).
Round 6: Ch 1, SC in ea DC (Total 63 SC).
Turn bowl so that you are working from the outside.
Round 7: Ch 2, *DC in next SC, FPDC, sk next SC*. Repeat from * around (Total 64 stitches)
Round 8: Ch 1, SC in ea DC around (total 64 stitches).
Change to color B.
Round 9: Ch 2, *DC in next SC, FPDC, sk next SC*. Repeat from * around (Total 64 stitches)
Round 10: Ch 1, SC in ea DC around (total 64 stitches), sl st to join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Pamela D Beacham says
Love this, but my base is wavy & won’t lie flat. Tried it twice with same results. What am I doing wrong?
I’m having the same problem.
Chantal Kirkland says
Just keep going. The bowl base will flatten out when you get the bowl worked-up. It’s sometimes just how stiff the cotton yarn is and your tension.
It’s cute but the pattern is not right. The more rows I do the more it curls. You need to redo it.