This quick and easy microwave bowl cozy crochet pattern is just that: quick and easy! At just twelve rows total, you’ll be finished crocheting and enjoying your microwaved bowl of soup, chili, or hot cereal in no time – and in style – all while protecting your hands from the searing heat of the bowl.
Microwave Bowl Cozy Crochet Pattern
We’ve all been there… you heat up a bowl of chili, or soup, or other yummy leftovers from the night before, and the bowl is so hot you can hardly stand to touch it. You search for a dishcloth or a towel to scoop it up and cradle while you eat, but what if we had a crochet pattern specifically for this situation? Now we do! 🔥
Chances are you’ll be washing your cozy frequently. This microwave bowl cozy crochet pattern was designed with the understanding that after you wash and dry your cozy it will shrink up and the stitches will become a bit tighter.
Because of this, after you finish your cozy you may notice that the circumference is a bit too large. That’s a good thing! We’d hate for it to be too small, and as you use and wash your cozy, it will tighten up and should fit most bowls with a diameter of ~6″ perfectly.
To double up on the thickness and provide further protection (and to make it work up so much faster) we are using two strands of Dishie cotton at once. You can even mix and match your colors if you decide to make a whole set. Here I have the Azure colorway, the Silver colorway, and a mix of the two!
It is also important to note that while we are using 100% cotton yarn to crochet our microwave cozy, I do not recommend placing the cozy inside the microwave. Rather place the hot bowl inside the cozy after the microwave has heated the food.
If you do microwave the cozy itself, the yarn will become very hot to the touch – which defeats the purpose of the pattern entirely. If you plan to gift or to sell these I would also share this information with the recipient – either by placing it in the wording on the sales tag or verbally.
Dishie cotton yarn (approx. 130 yards used total)
*65 yards of each color if mixing
Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm
Pattern written in US terms.
The entire cozy is worked in the round with no joining.
Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch of each round.
Corner = (hdc, ch-2, hdc) in indicated stitch
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Using 2 strands of yarn held together…
Round 1: Magic Circle. Sc, 7hdc. Do NOT join, work in a spiral for entire pattern. (8)
Round 2: 2hdc in each st around. (16)
Round 3: * 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st * repeat between * * around (24)
Round 4: * 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts * repeat between * * around (32)
Round 5: * 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts * repeat between * * around (40)
Round 6: * 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts * repeat between * * around (48)
Rounds 7 & 8: Hdc in each st around (48)
*if making for taller bowls, add two more solid hdc rounds (as the previous two rounds).
Round 9: (Hdc, ch-2, hdc) in next st (corner made), * hdc in next 11 sts, corner in next st * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in remaining 11 sts. (60)
Round 10: Hdc in next stitch, corner in ch-sp, * hdc in next 13 sts, corner in next ch-sp * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in remaining 12 sts. (68)
Round 11: Hdc in next 2 sts, corner in ch-sp, * hdc in next 15 sts, corner in next ch-sp * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in remaining 13 sts. (76)
Round 12: Hdc in next 3 sts, corner in ch-sp, * hdc in next 17 sts, corner in next ch-sp * repeat between ** 2 more times. Hdc in remaining 14 sts. (84)
To finish: sc in next st, slip stitch in each st to corner. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
This is such a quick and fun project! Which colors of Dishie cotton will you use to make yours? Share a photo with me in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook or by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media.