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!
5.00 mm crochet hook
6.00 mm crochet hook
1 cake of DK Weight from our Naturally Herbal Dyed Recycled Silk Yarn Packs
MR: Magic ring
ESC: Extended single crochet
SC2TOG: single crochet 2 stitches together
Reverse SC: Reverse single crochet
SLST: Slip stitch
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
Hey everybody, Kate from Darn Good Yarn here. So I'm going to show you a really cool technique to thicken up, or, as I call it, chunk up some yarn. So I have some of our worsted weight yarn. And before I show you my trick, I just kind of want to show you what a regular, like, simple chain of this looks like so that when I show you the chunky version, you can actually see the difference. All right, so just one chain of our worsted weight yarn looks pretty much like this.
All right, so the first thing you have to do is you have to make an S. I always like to put my ball of yarn to my right. And then I will make a little S with my yarn. You bunch it together. And you make your knot with the working strand of yarn on your right side. And then you're going to make this, like, knot or any kind of knot really. You know, I'm not a big fan of slip knots. All right. Perfect. So you can see now we're going to have three strands of yarn. There's going to be the working strand and there's going to be this, like, little lasso. So I'll show you how it works. So I'm going to make a few quick chains. It's maybe a little tight because this crochet hook is a little too small for this thickness.
It was perfect for the plain worsted weight. But now that we're a little chunky, the first one might be a little tight. There we go. Now she's loosey goosey but as you can see, the chain is definitely chunkier. Look at that bad boy. Now, these three distinct strands, there's one working strand to catch the ball of yarn, and there's one like little lasso. So once you've gotten to the end of this, three strands to make more, you take your lasso, you're going to take a working yarn, and you're going to pull it through this pull it right through that little lasso Now, what you do is you're going to grab the lasso and kind of pull the yarn together. So you're making three strands of yarn again.
So essentially, while you are building up your project, you also have to stop every so often to put your yarn through that lasso to make more three stranded yarn or chunky art, as I like to call it. Here's a better view of the lasso. So you'll see one working strand attached to the ball of yarn or cake, whatever. And then you have the lasso. So to make more fingers through the lasso, pull the yarn on through and then squish it down here where you've ended the last lasso, you'll see like a little attachment. It does not affect the yarn at all. So remember those few stitches I showed you at the beginning, this is the same yarn.
But now this is with the thickening technique. So it's nice and thick and chunky. And again, once you get to like the end of your lasso, you can just push the yarn through Come on, buddy. Push the yarn through and tug. This would work better if I had a beautiful yarn bowl. Thankfully, I work at a place that makes yarn bowls and then you pull it down and then you have your three strands. I think it shows off the colors a lot better. Also, it shows off the sparkle a lot better. And that is pretty much it for my chunky yarn trick.
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