Big and bold, this beginner-friendly super sized crochet bowl pattern works up quickly with awesome results. The 8 page PDF file includes helpful tips throughout along with 20 full color, step-by-step photos. All instructions are written out completely with the beginner in mind, using no abbreviations. Includes both USA and UK notation. Requires knowledge of the following stitches: chain stitch slip stitch single crochet (double crochet in the UK) Materials needed: M-13 (9 mm) crochet hook. Largest size bowl uses 18 ounces/510 grams of worsted weight yarn, divided into six equal balls. Approximately 70 ounces/1960 grams required for the entire set of eight bowls. Blunt yarn needle. You can sell bowls made from this pattern, of course. Bowls are worked with six strands of yarn held together. When selecting yarn for this project, keep in mind that cotton makes a soft and sturdy bowl, acrylic is a tad floppy alone, but works well when blended with other fibers, wool creates cozy texture, while blends such as alpaca, linen, or metallic fibers add unique depth and richness to your final project. Final measurements for the eight bowls range from 3.75 inches across by 2 inches tall (9.5 cm across by 5.1 cm tall) up to a whopping 11.5 inches across by 5.5 inches tall (29.2 cm across by 14 cm tall). Perfectly sized to nestle inside each other, these eight big bowls contribute an organic warmth and softness to your decor. They are also quite functional. The smaller ones are excellent for organizing keys, pocket change, jewelry, decorative stones, pine cones, nuts, candy, corralling office supplies, hair clips, keys, your cell phone, and sewing notions. The largest sizes are great for displaying your freshly-harvested garden produce, keeping track of mittens near the door, or holding your latest work-in-progress. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY chain stitch slip stitch single crochet GAUGE Gauge is not critical for this project. Any hook and yarn combination that gives you a dense, tight fabric will work. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Final measurements for the eight bowls range from 3.75 inches across by 2 inches tall (9.5 cm across by 5.1 cm tall) up to a whopping 11.5 inches across by 5.5 inches tall (29.2 cm across by 14 cm tall).