A quick crocheted vase using some scraps of t-shirt yarn (to make it super quick!) and either a glass or plastic bottle with a wide mouth is the perfect summer project! Fill your crocheted vase with cuttings from plants, like heart shaped philodendron and pathos that can grow in water, or gather some wild flowers and enjoy. The rustic feeling of the large stitch makes it perfect for use indoors and out, not to mention that this project is a great stash buster, so go ahead and use up all those odds and ends! Come winter a crocheted vase like this is pastel colors looks great filled with branches, but if you feel like packing it away until next year, simply slip the sleeve off the bottle and store flat. And while you are at it, why not make a bunch to use when gifting a bouquet of flowers during the year, now that is a great gift!
I happen to just love this pastel pink, it makes me happy everytime I look at it! So do use colors that you love if you can find them.
The crocheted vase also looks great as is, just as one would display a ceramic vase without anything in it.
Personally I love greenery everywhere, and this vase is a great way to add some to places where an actual plant wouldn't work.
- commercial t-shirty yarn, or yarn you make yourself
- a wide mouthed plastic or glass bottle
- crochet hook size 10mm
- crochet hook size 5.5 mm (for weaving in the ends)
Make a chain that can be stretched around the bottom of the bottle. Join chain to make a circle, making sure not to twist the chain. You don't want the fit to be too tight, but loose isn't preferable either.
Round 1: ch1 sc around. join the first sc with a slip stitch.
Round 2 until end: Repeat round 1, changing colors if desired. If bottle width changes decrease roughly two or three times within the row that just sits where the bottle begins to get smaller. Fit sleeve over bottle every few rows to see whether any adjustments need to be made.
- When using something thick like t-shirt yarn you can easily extend the height of the crocheted work beyond the top of the bottle, I actually added three rows to make a shape that was more pleasing to my eye. And it is also quite nice when you don't see the top of the bottle.
- When ending off yarn, do not tie knots, as they form bumps in the work. Simply pull the end up through the last stitch and then securely weave in that end.
- Weave in the ends using a 5mm (or any similar size that works) hook, using a needle gets tricky as it is easy to catch pieces of the t-shirt yarn itself.
That is it, now get crocheting!