Free Pattern: Little Bowl of Pho


About 3 months ago (I can’t believe that time has gone by!) I posted about an amigurumi I made of a little bowl of pho (a Vietnamese noodle dish).  It was a pattern I created and though I didn’t initially plan to share it, because of the positive feedback it received – here’s the pattern!

Bowl of Pho Amigurumi Pattern


–          3.75mm hook

–          Grey yarn (for the bowl)

–          Tan yarn (for the soup)

–          White yarn (for the noodles)

–          Brown yarn (for the beef)

–          Green yarn (for the mint)

–          A pair of 9mm black safety eyes

–          Black yarn (to embroider the mouth)

–          Small amount of fiber fill

Even though I’m from Australia, I have used US crochet terms as they are what I am used to. 🙂


Using grey yarn

R1: 6sc in magic ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc around (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: Through back loops only, sc 18 (18sts)

R5: Through front loops only *2sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24sts)

R6: *3sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30sts)

R7: *4sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36sts)

R8-12: Sc 36

Fasten off with a long tail. This will be used to attach the “soup” later.


Using tan yarn

R1: 6sc in magic ring (6sts)

R2: 2sc in each sc around (12sts)

R3: *1sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18sts)

R4: *2sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24sts)

R5: *3sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30sts)

R6: *4sc, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36sts)

Fasten off and weave in end.


Using white yarn

Chain 125

Fasten off.


Using Brown yarn

Chain 5

R1: Sc 4, starting in second ch from hook, ch1. Turn

R2-5: Sc4, ch1. Turn

R6: Sc 4

Fasten off. Leave tail for assembly.

Mint Leaves (make 2)

(In my original version I used a leaf pattern by Ana Paula Rimoli. To make this pattern entirely my own, I’ve created my own leaf pattern)

Chain 8

Starting in the second chain from hook, sc1, dc1, dc1, tr1, dc1, dc1, sc1. Fasten off.

How to assemble the Little Bowl of Pho!

  1. Attach safety eyes and embroider mouth to bowl as shown in the photograph below.

pho_amigurumi_32. Attach the noodles, beef and mint to the soup as shown in the photograph below. With the noodles, stitch at random sections of the noodle to the soup to keep it from unraveling.

pho_amigurumi_23. With the long tail from the bowl, attach the soup to the bowl, about 1 row from the top. Before closing the amigurumi, stuff moderately.

4. Done! Now you have your own Little Bowl of Pho! 🙂



Do you think you will crochet a Little Bowl of Pho? I’d love to see your photos if you do!  🙂

This pattern is an original pattern by Rachel of Drawn and Hooked (September 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Thank you! 🙂


Pho-ever Friends


Now that winter has set in, I am naturally gravitating towards hot foods. One of my favourite winter dishes (or all year round, really) is Vietnamese Beef Pho (pronounced “fuh”) – which is a dish of rice noodles with raw, thinly sliced beef strips that all literally cook in the in the delicious, steamy broth it is served with. The Pho comes with a generous side of mint, bean sprouts, chilli sauce and lemon for you to garnish your pho with as liberally or conservatively as you please.

A few years ago I introduced one of my good friends to Vietnamese Beef Pho. Over time, it has become a tradition of ours to catch up over a hot bowl of Pho. In summer we sweat but gulp it down faithfully. In winter we savour every  warm mouthful. Our favourite Pho eating days are the ones where its raining and windy outside. The more rain and wind – the more perfect for eating Pho (in our opinions 🙂 ).

So when my friend left recently for overseas (by the time she is due back it will be Spring) I decided to give her a small gift to remind her of our tradition – by crocheting her a little bowl of Pho!



I designed the pattern myself  (with my love of food and crochet, it is little suprise that one of my first patterns would be of crocheted food!) – considering all the different techniques I have learned from crocheting many other patterns to create the bowl shape. The other pieces were created using other simple techniques (of rounds, rows and chains) and the leaves I used a technique used in several Ana Paula Rimoli patterns. Is anyone interested in an amigurumi pattern for a bowl of Pho? 🙂

Though real Pho is more complex in its elements, I kept the amigurumi Pho simple by just crocheting (apart from the bowl) the broth, noodles, beef and a small mint garnish.

My friend (thankfully!) loved her little bowl of Pho. I made another bowl for myself so we could have matching amigurumi Pho (a little lame, but too cute not to do!). Here are our amigurumi Pho with our real bowls of Pho.



And a close up of them nestled in the garnish. I questioned the hygiene of it all momentarily but my friend pointed out “it’s just us eating it anyway!”.



All this talk of Pho has me craving a bowl, especially as I look out the window at the cold, grey sky outside. What are your favourite winter foods?