How to Make a Yarn Bowl With Polymer Clay

DIY Yarn Bowl Tutorial

Hi friends!  We had a lot of fun with #projectcrochet a few months ago.  We gave away a lovely yarn bowl that my grandma made out of pottery.  Many people asked if they could purchase one but grandma just makes them for fun.  So I decided to come up with a do-it-yourself version and here it is!  This tutorial was originally posted at 733.

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

 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.
 

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

You will need:
  •  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 yarn bowl with polymer clay

To 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.
 

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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

Pro Tip: do not press the clay to the bowl but drape it over and you may want to spray the bowl with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the clay from sticking after baking.

 

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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

How to make a yarn bowl with polymer clay

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!
 
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