Marlo’s Prayer Pot

May 4th, 2004 · 11 Comments · FOs (Finished Objects)

Prayer Pot Yay! A project made with my unraveled yarn. One of Marlo‘s Prayer Pots. Her pattern is easy to follow.

My yarn is very soft, and the pot squished out of shape whenever I touched it. I thought of stiffening it, but didn’t want to lose the softness of the yarn and didn’t know if stiffener would work on that type of yarn anyway. So I followed the instructions at Clothesline Crochet and crocheted both the pot and the lid over some synthetic clothesline I bought at Walmart. The site says 100% cotton clothesline is best, but I can’t imagine where you’d find that. It was easy to do and it worked out really well. It’s still soft to the touch, but the shape is firm.

I used a J hook and followed Marlo’s pattern for the most part. I free-formed the handle (using an I hook) because I wanted it to look pointy, like the original one she made.

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie // May 4, 2004 at 3:09 pm

    Donna, that is SO pretty and such a good job. You have every right to be proud of that! Very nice!! :)

  • 2 Vera // May 5, 2004 at 4:31 am

    Donna, your prayer pot is beautiful. Never tried clothesline before.

  • 3 Bron // May 6, 2004 at 3:04 pm

    I absolutely love it! Definitely going on my “to-do” list. As a matter of fact, I think I have some clothesline in the garage..hmmm….

  • 4 marlo // May 4, 2004 at 3:52 pm

    I love the color of your yarn donna. Glad the pointy lid worked for you. I knew that if I wrote down the instruction for the pointy lid that I would get alot of “huh” emails so I wrote the flat directions. Beautiful work!

  • 5 Tiff // May 5, 2004 at 6:27 am

    It’s beautiful, Donna!

  • 6 Chelle // May 5, 2004 at 7:29 pm

    Looks great!! I love the colors too!

  • 7 stella // May 5, 2004 at 12:34 am

    oh my gosh, that is gorgeous!

  • 8 Donna // May 4, 2004 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you, Julie, Marlo, and Chie!

    Feel free to copy away, Chie (and anybody else, too)! ;)

  • 9 Adelle // May 5, 2004 at 1:15 pm

    That is so awesome!!!

  • 10 Chie // May 4, 2004 at 11:09 pm

    Very nice! :) I tried making one, but it was too soft as well. Clothesline Crochet… Why didn’t I think of that!? I made a summer bag with the method before, and it worked quite nicely. I definitely have to copy the way you made this pot! Can I pleeez? :)

  • 11 jenn // May 5, 2004 at 5:31 pm

    Wow – what a great pot! :D:D I’ve definitely got to put some more of Marlo’s pattern on my current list of WIM’s. Such great stuff.

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