March is here and I'm not quite sure yet if it is coming in like a lamb or a lion. Where did that saying come from anyway? To be honest, I actually thought the saying was about winter and Mr. Hankins informed me otherwise. #hateitwhenhesright
We have really been enjoying soup and chili this winter. I grew up eating what Mr. Hankins calls chili soup. Ya know, a brothy chili, but Timothy really enjoys a thick chili. I would try every winter to come up with a recipe to suit him and always failed. That is until I found the Pioneer Woman's recipe. Apparently the trick to thick chili is adding corn flour mixed with water. Who knew! It is so good! #sogood #getinmybelly
Most nights we eat dinner in front of the tv. Now when we eat chili, that typically requires holding the scolding hot bowl with your hands up to your mouth so ya don't drop any on your shirt. So I decided we needed soup bowl cozies to help keep the soup warm and our hands from burning! #smarts
I'm excited to share with you how I made these!
Soup Bowl Cozy Pattern
- Cotton worsted weight yarn. I used Peaches and Cream from Walmart in black and Ecru. If you choose to use a different yarn, be sure it is washable because you might get some soup on your cozy! #idid
- US Crochet Hook Size H
I don't think it matters with this pattern. You will need to measure your work against your own bowls for sizing so your tension can be whatever works best for you.
Stitches Used: Single Crochet
Begin with a magic ring.
Row 1: 11 sc in the magic ring, slip stitch to beginning to form a circle, chain 1. 11 sc
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the beginning, chain 1. 22 sc
Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next, repeat around, slip stitch to the beginning, chain 1. 33 sc
Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around, slip stitch to the beginning, chain 1. 44 sc
Row 5: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 10 sts, repeat around, slip stitch to beginning, chain 1. 48 sc
(For my small Fiesta soup bowls, I stopped expanding here and worked in the round to build it up as tall as I needed it to be. For the larger bowl I continued to expand using the rows below. You will need to measure your bowls as you go so that they aren't too big.)
Row 6: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 11 sts, repeat around, slip stitch to beginning, chain 1. 52 sc
Row 7: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 12 sts, repeat around, slip stitch to beginning, chain 1. 56 sc
(If you're bowls are wider than mine, continue to increase your stitches in each row to reach you're desire width!)
Rows 8 through how every many you need to reach to correct height of your bowl: sc in the round, switch colors for the last row, fasten off and weave in the ends when you're done.
I had originally made these to go all the way up the bowl to the edge. However, Timothy said he didn't like that and thought it would be better for them to not reach the top so they won't get as dirty during use. #ok #fine #whatever #hewasright #again #hatethat #lol #justkidding
What do you think? We've used these several times so far and they work like a charm! #lovethem