Hi, do you remember this? I bought some vintage patterns at the embroiders' guild regional day. I was inspired to try my hand at the pineapple Bon Bon dish.
I used one of Jessie's crochet hooks and made a start.
It grew fast.
Ready to finish off the ends.
On the pattern it gave a recipe for stiffening the crochet to make the bowl.
Put two egg cups of sugar in a pan.
Add one egg cup of hot water.
Put over a low heat and stir until clear, ie all the sugar has dissolved.
Remove from the heat and add the crochet. Leave in the pan for a few minutes until cool enough to handle.
Squeeze the excess out of the crochet then pin out over a mould (I'm using a pudding dish)
Leave until dry.
And here's mine!
You can also cover with varnish to add more strength.
No time to crochet one! you could get some vintage doilies from a charity shop and experiment moulding into bowls, etc.