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Making a Doily into a Bowl

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Now that I am redoing my bathroom, I have made some green and cream things for it. One was a cover for a silver (for now) hamper. I wasn't crazy about how it looked, and I missed the black and red balls of yarn in the red bowl. I made a new crochet bowl to hold yarn balls in my new colors.
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  1. The white doily is one I made a couple years ago and wanted to do the same easy pattern. With your green yarn, chain 2 and make 12 half doubles in the first chain for 12. NOTE: No chain 2 counts as a stitch in this project. The 12th half double covers it up.
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  3. For the next two rows, make 2 half doubles in each around for 24. Join and chain 2. Make 1 half double in the first stitch, and 2 in the next around for 36. Join and chain 2.
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  5. Make a half double in the same stitch you are on, chain 2 and make 2 more half doubles in the same stitch. Do not chain between the shells. Skip 2 and repeat around. You should have 12 of these.
  6. Repeat this row again.
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  8. For the final row, repeat the same shell stitch, but between each from the previous row, make a half double in the space. As you increase, you need to compensate for this.
  9. Either break off and change colors, or keep with the original. Now chain 4 and slip stitch in each point on the shell stitch. Keep going and it draws it up. Break off and work in tails. Fill with potpouri, yarn, soap balls, etc. N-JOY!!
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  11. Bonus: If you have little doilies, you can do the same thing. This is a 4" machine made one, but it's a great example. You would need a size F hook and double strands of thread.
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