Hello everyone! Tara here—
If you’ve seen the latest issue of Crochet World, then you’ve surely seen the Fun & Funky Yarn Bowl, which was designed by Debra Arch.
If you haven’t seen the issue yet, you can grab a copy HERE!
This handy bowl was accompanied by an article written by myself and Debra, teaching you tips and tricks on using this unique yarn. So we would both be able to talk about what worked for us on our crochet journey, Debra had crocheted the orange yarn bowl and I had crocheted the white, glow-in-the-dark bowl.
And it does really glow, even months later! You just have to make sure it can “charge” in the sun during the day, and you’ll have a bowl yarn bowl that you can find in the dark, without a problem.
And, even better, because the yarn is vinyl, the yarn bowl really doesn’t move when you’re pulling more yarn. It grips scissors and crochet hooks beautifully too, so you don’t have to worry about them falling out of the pocket on your bowl.
Did I say that it was waterproof? Because it is. You can clean it easily if you spill your drink on it or you can bring this project to the beach or the pool!
When we made our bowls for this issue, Debra and I both used 3 balls of this jelly yarn in the bulky weight, which was 65 yards per ball. Now, Jelly Yarn offers bundles of 250 yards! You would only need one ball to make one basket (you’re going to want to make more than one though).
They also offer this yarn in a fine weight, in both 85 yards and 250 yards, which you can use if you want a smaller bowl (just be sure to grab smaller rings for the base and top of your bowl too if you decide to do this).
You can get the yarn in translucent shade, transparent shades or opaque shades, and in shades that are plain, black light-reactive, or glow-in-the-dark. You can see all of the shades HERE!
This is definitely a bowl you’re going to want to make, not just for crochet projects, but to use around the house too. This is a large bowl and holds multiple skeins of yarn at once.
And since this bowl is worked with two strands at the same time, you can really have fun with it and make it your own—maybe using an opaque shade alongside a translucent shade so you can see both?
Let us know how what projects you would use jelly yarn on in the comment section!
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– Tara Orchard, Crochet Expert