Making a Crochet "Go Back" Bowl

Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - finished crochet bowl with another bowl inside holding a small pair of scissors and glue stick
This fun little crochet project makes the perfect bowl for collecting up those small craft items and other things that we need to put away. You can add a ceramic or plastic bowl inside the crochet work or not. Learn how to make a crochet "go back" bowl below.

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April 6, 2020

Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - finished crochet bowl with another bowl inside holding a small pair of scissors and glue stickDo we not all have a little place where we put things "till we have time to put them where they go"? Well I can't be the only one. So today I made one for my table, and might make others for my desk, bathroom, and kitchen.

I hope you like it.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1


  • 1 oz scrap yarn of your choice
  • 1 oz scrap yarn of your choice
  • 1 oz scrap yarn of your choice
  • size N hook
  • scissors
  • small bowl
Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - ball of three colors of yarn wound together, hook, scissors


  1. I find things like this stand up to wear and tear better when they are mixed with other yarns. In this case, I chose yarn that best matches my placemats. For you it will be whatever colors you like.
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  3. With all three on your hook, chain 2 and make 6 more singles in the first chain. Join with a slip stitch and chain 1. The second row will be 2 singles in each of the previous row, for 12. Join with a slip stitch and chain 1. You are basically making a circle for 4 rows.
  4. Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - making base
  5. Row 3 is 1 in the first stitch and 2 in the next around for 18. Row 4 is 1 in the first 2 stitches, and 2 in the next for 24. This is your base for the size of bowl I made. Keep going if you want, increasing each row by 6, but I wouldn't go too far. Remember the size of the base has to be the same as the number of rows up. This gives the bowl not only stability, but symmetry, too.
  6. Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - next round

  7. Now, you are going to make one single crochet in each around. This begins your walls up the sides, so you make one in each stitch. Now to give mine some texture, I did each stitch in the back loop. That way, it looks interesting. Do this for 4 rows, ending each with a slip stitch and beginning with a chain 1.
  8. Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - beginning sides
    Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - continuing to crochet sides
    Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - height finished
  9. I used 3 strands of white to do the border row, and made a slip stitch around because I love the effect. You can use another row of singles or just stop. Break off and weave in the ends.
  10. OPTIONAL: I had the perfect little bowl to set inside, but you don't need one. I just like how all my little tidbits slide out when I am ready to put them all away. N-JOY!!
  11. Crochet "Go Back" Bowl - row of white to finish the top

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