Sunday, March 6, 2011

Free Pattern: Egg Bowl Photography Prop



This is a photo prop that stretches around baby, either on his back with legs sticking out or on his side.  The basic idea: make a flat circle, build up the sides, add a decorative edge.  I used an up-and-down stitch on the sides and a slip-stitch edging.  You could easily substitute another stitch design for the sides or another edging to make it unique.


If you're using another weight of yarn, the bowl bottom should be about 16" when stretched.  Be sure to crochet loosely, whatever yarn you use, because this should be a stretchy prop.




Supplies:
Not quite 1 skein medium 4 yarn
(I used Yarn Bee Andes Alpaca Cinnamon  (FYI - this turned out fuzzier than I wanted. I probably will go with something else next time.))
Size 6mm (J/10) hook

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet

Instructions:
Bottom:
Round 1: Magic ring, ch 3.  12 dc.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around.  (24 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  (36 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 4: Ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  (48 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 5: Ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. (60 dc)   Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 6: Ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc. Repeat from * around. (72 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 7: Ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * around. (84 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 8: Ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc. Repeat from * around. (96 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.

Sides:
Round 9: Ch 1. Alternate [sc, dc] in each dc around.   Join to ch.
Round 10: Ch 3.  Alternate [dc, sc] in each st around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Rounds 11-12: Repeat Rounds 9-10


Edging:
Round 13: Ch 1. Loosely sl st around in back loops only.  (Check to make sure you can still stretch it.  If not, go back and do it more loosely.)  Join to ch.
Round 14-15: Ch 1, turn. Loosely sl st around in back loops only.  Join to ch.  At the end of Round 15, finish off.  Weave in ends.
(Note: If your stitches are facing inside the bowl, add a Round 16.)

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

13 comments:

  1. LOVE your patterns, thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Are there any pictures of this in use? I want to make one for my brother's first grandchild but would like to be able to show parents how to use it. Thanks for sharing! I will be making a stork pouch also.

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  3. Thank you SO much for sharing your patterns. I've been looking for a baby nest to make for a friend of mine who just started her own photography business and the bowl is perfect!

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  4. I love your patterns! I just have a quick question though! I just finished round 8 and I am confused about your measurements. From what point to what point should be 16 inches because straight across mine is only 10, but half of the circumference is 16... A little help would be great!! Thanks!

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  5. I love all your patterns and you make it so easy to follow. I have used your patterns alot in making things for my granddaughter that just turned one. I was wondering if you have ever made a cowboy or in this case, ha, cowgirl hat before. I can't find a good pattern. Thank you so much for all the grea patterns!! Sherry Edmunds

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  6. How do you recommend making this for twins??

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  7. I just finished round 11 and it doesn't look like it will be finished if 4 rows. There is also a ripple in the bottom circle which will not lie flat.

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  8. OMGosh. I LOVE YOU. After 2 weeks of trying to find a free pattern for this item online. I was just about to give up when I found you crown and came to your blog. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have a friend whose baby is due in 2 weeks and I am sooooo making this for her!!!

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  9. Do you have any measurements for it when its not stretched?

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  10. I've tried to do this 2 times and the base circle curls, I have to undo everything and start all over again, it is not flat at all, what I'm I doing wrong?. Any advice?

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    1. Did you count your stitches after each row making sure not to add more than what pattern states?

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  11. definitely need to add more rows to the side stitching

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  12. Hello. Am I suppose to SC and DC in each DC.. or SC in a DC then DC in a DC? I'm confused about that part

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