On a shiny wooden table, a black crochet witch's cauldron sits finished beside a few strands of black yarn, a blue and purple crochet hook, and a purple darning needle.

Witch's Bubbling Cauldron | Halloween Crochet Craft

Written by Kate Curry

How are we supposed to toil and trouble without a cauldron!? If we’re going to be successful witches, we need all of our tools! If you’ve recently lost your cauldron, don’t worry, I’ll show you how to make one out of yarn!

Materials


5.00 mm crochet hook
6.00 mm crochet hook
1 cake of DK Weight from our Naturally Herbal Dyed Recycled Silk Yarn Packs
Scissors
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations


MR: Magic ring
CH(s): Chain(s)
ESC: Extended single crochet
INC: Increase
ST(S): Stitch(es)
SC2TOG: single crochet 2 stitches together
Reverse SC: Reverse single crochet
SLST: Slip stitch
A cake of black yarn is still connected to the purple crochet hook, which is resting inside the half finished cauldron. Beside the work is a green stitch marker, a shiny rock, and a bundle of lavender sage.

Let's Get Brewing!

Create a MR using your 5.00mm crochet hook


Round 1: CH 1 and make 8 ESC into the MR (8)
Round 2: In each ST, make 2 ESC (16)
Round 3: 1 INC,  1 ESC* repeat (24)
Round 4: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 2 STS* repeat (32)
Round 5: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 3 STS* repeat (40)
Round 6: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 4 STS* repeat (48)
Round 7: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 5 STS* repeat (56)
Round 8: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 6 STS* repeat (64)
Round 9: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 7 STS* repeat (72)
Round 10-19: ESC the round (72)
Round 20:  SC2TOG, ESC in the next 4 STS* repeat (60)
Round 21: SC2TOG, ESC in the next 3 STS* repeat (48)
Round 22: Repeat round 21 . The last 4 STS will be ESC (38)
Round 23: 1 INC, 1 ESC in next 3 STS* repeat (46)
Round 24: ESC the round (46)
Round 25: CH1 & Reverse SC in each stitch around without turning your work. At the end, SLST the two STS together.]

Cut your working yarn and weave in those ends.

Take the lip of the cauldron and fold it over, giving it some extra volume. You can sew this fold in permanently if you’d like!

Making the handles

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Using the yarn thickening method in the video above (aka the great chonking method) and CO your 6.00mm crochet hook and CH 13. Do this twice. To create two handles.

Feed the handles through the cauldron, where the body starts to thin. Knot the ends of the handles so they don’t pop back through the stitches

On a shiny wooden table, a black crochet witch's cauldron sits finished beside a few strands of black yarn, a blue and purple crochet hook, and a purple darning needle.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.