DIY Yarn Bowl

Hi everyone! Heather from Dragonfly Designs here. I am super excited to be here today sharing this DIY Yarn Bowl!  During our Project Crochet Giveaway so many people asked where they could get there very own yarn bowl.  So I decided to come up with a do-it-yourself version and here it is!  If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by Dragonfly Designs to check out a few of the crochet projects that I completed last month ~ including this epic Crochet Floor Pouf Pattern!
DIY Yarn BowlHow to make a yarn bowl A yarn bowl is the perfect spot to keep your yarn while working on a crochet project.  They will usually have an opening where you can slide the working end of your yarn while the skein stays safely in the bowl.   This bowl is one that you can make at home with just a few simple supplies.

 Polymer Clay


 *7-8 oz of polymer clay {I get mine from Wholeport}

try experimenting with a variety of colour combinations and/or patterns.  

*wax paper

*cutting tool {a butter knife would work}

*rolling pin

*an oven safe bowl

 How to make a clay yarn bowlTo create a striped bowl like the one pictured follow these steps.  Lay out a sheet of wax paper to work on, this will help to prevent sticking.  Roll 7-8 long ropes of clay {using 1 oz of clay each} about 1/4″ in diameter.

Create clay bowl

Starting in the centre, coil the ropes around each other.

 Coil Clay

Continue until all of the ropes have been coiled around each other.

 DIY Yarn Bowl

Use a rolling pin to blend the colours together and flatten the clay into a round shape about 10″ in diameter.

 Yarn Bowl

Use a cutting tool to create a hooked shape for the yarn to rest in.

 Shape Yarn Bowl

Finally mold the clay over the outside of an oven safe bowl and place on a cookie sheet.

 Clay Yarn Bowl

Bake at 275 for 30 minutes or as directed on the package of clay.

 Easy Clay Bowl

Totally fun and easy right?!  This was my first polymer clay yarn bowl but I can see where the possibilities would be endless!  If you make one I would LOVE to see it and be sure to stop by and say hi…

 xo Heather

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  1. says

    Hi Heather,
    I am trying my luck at your yarn bowl right now. Its in the oven as I type. I will post a picture as soon as its done. If it turns out like yours anyway. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. says

    I found this on Pinterest researching knitting projects. So clever, cute and fun; what better way to incorporate all those skeins of yarn into the decor? I’m doing this asap. Thanks for the awesome tip and how to. I will tweet you my pic when I’m done (now following you @SugarFreeCoach).

  3. says

    Knitter and clayer here. Well this is a good idea for all my polymer clay – for some reason 70% of my scrap is green – so I’ll be doing solid colored bowls with some textures or design on the outside. I have pounds of clay just sitting around doing nothing.

  4. Sharon says

    I’d love to try this, but have a concern:
    Polymer clay doesn’t weigh much (very light), so I was wondering if that can affect how well this yarn bowl functions. For example, once you put the yarn ball in it, and then pull on the yarn (which is caught in the cut-out) does it pull/drag the bowl with it? It seems like you would need something that is a little heavier so that the bowl doesn’t moved and get dragged along when you pull on the yarn.

    That being said, can you confirm that this project works well for you? Or is there a trick to making sure it will remain stable. Thanks, Sharon

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