Hi guys! Recently I came across some clover yarn bowl/basket forms at the craft store. It instantly caught my eye, as I’ve never seen one before, and I always love finding new DIY tools and kits. I have never done any weaving and although I love yarn and have piles of it at home, I still have not learned how to knit or crochet. So, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into and how it would turn out, but I decided to give it a try anyways.
Here’s What You Need:
*Clover Yarn Bowl/Basket Form ( I used the Large)
*Clothespins or Large Clips
*Felt or Fabric and Fabric Glue for the bottom
I bought the large bowl forms, and decided to use some red and white nubby yarn I had at home left over from a Christmas wreath. The instructions are super easy to follow. I wanted to stripe my bowl, so the only thing I did differently was cut and tie on the other when the previous color was around an inch thick when I was weaving it around. You basically weave your yarn around the form according to the directions, then wrap a bunch of yarn around the top clipping and un-clipping it as you wrap. Then you whip stitch the top with yarn to hold the top all together. If you want to line your basket, there is a template for you to cut out your fabric or felt and you glue it to the bottom of the bowl form.
I think it turned out pretty cute! I made this bowl one night while we watched TV, and it was so easy and fun! I think it is a great fall and winter decor piece. Right now it is holding apples in my kitchen. At Christmas I will probably fill it with ornaments or little pine cones. So, next time you are at the craft store, pick one of these bowl forms up and give it a try too!