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8" Cauldron Slime Guide

Updated: Feb 23



This is NOT a pattern. This is a guide, I have outlined the basic things you need to know and understand to make this project work.


Before we begin, you need to understand that there is NO right or wrong way to do this, as long as you finish the project and are happy with the result it can be considered a success. I chose to create this 'crochet along' as a guide and not a pattern because of the large variety of cauldron sizes and crochet skill. I noticed that even when a cauldron claims to be one size it does measure slightly off which would make any written patterns seem 'wrong'.


Also, I did list a custom 8" cauldron to my shop for those not interested or unable to complete this project themselves. You can choose any color for the slime.


Before we begin, please make sure you know the basic single crochet stitch, how to increase and decrease as well as how to chain off a row. How to work in rounds and how to begin a circle. (YouTube has many tutorials and guides for learning the basics!)


As we move along with this project please continuously measure your work against the cauldron you are creating the slime lining for. My cauldron may differ slightly in size from yours so you may feel the need to omit or add a round here and there. Some other things to take into consideration are yarn gauge and hook size. These will both effect the size of your lining so please just keep an eye on your own project and use my tips as only a guide. It will not be exact.



Here we go!


The 8" slime cauldron : (The entirety of this project is single crochet. I used a 4mm hook and roughly half a skein of Mainstays orange yarn. You are free to use what ever materials and hook sizes you have available or are comfortable working with). NOTE: my notes are in orange, I included this to give you an idea where you should be with your stitches for each round, but remember this isn't exact and missing a few stitches or adding a few here or there will not hurt the overall outcome of your project. You also need to remember that you are crocheting a cauldron that may be different to mine, so you may not be able to follow this guide 100% but my notes are here to help and guide you in the general direction.

- Begin your circle. [I don't use the magic circle so I chained 4 and doubled up to 8 stitches for this round, use whatever method works best for you.]

- Double your round. [16 stitches]

- Increase in every other stitch. [24 stitches]

- Increase in every other stitch. [36 stitches]

- Increase in every 3rd stitch. [48 stitches. Your circle may look wavy right now, thats ok!]

- Sc row [48 stitches]

- Sc row [48 stitches]

- Increase in every 3rd stitch. [64 stitches]

- Sc row [64 stitches]

- Sc row [64 stitches]

- Measure your work to the inside of your cauldron.

- Increase in every 3rd stitch. [84 stitches]

- Sc row [84 stitches]

- Sc row [84 stitches]

- Increase in every 3rd stitch. [112 stitches]

- Measure your work to the inside of your cauldron.

- Sc next 16 rows.

- Once you are approximately two rows below the edge of the rim Dec in every 7th & 8th stitch for the next two rows.

- Sc next 9 rows [86 stitches]

- Measure your work to the rim of your cauldron. You should be right at the top, the next few rows will increase out over the edge of your cauldron.

- Turn your project inside out so the natural curl rolls out not in towards the center.

- Increase in every 4th stitch. [ 108 stitches]

- Sc row

- Sc row

- Sc row

- Beginning the drip over the edge: Decrease every 5th & 6th stitch. [90 stitches]

- Sc row

- Beginning your drips: Chain off the row in varying lengths, turn and sc back to the row, sc on the row a few stitches and then repeat. Vary the lengths of your drips as you go, feel free to space them how ever far apart you'd like, but make sure there are at least 2-3 stitches between each drip. (I have a tiktok video showing this process on my page @grimgrinninggoats).

- Sc around the edges of all the drips.

Tie off.

I used hot glue to glue the drips to the edge of the cauldron where I wanted them. Make sure you hide the tail under the lining as you glue the drips down! (You can also add a little glue to the bottom of the cauldron to hold the lining more snug if you want, do this before you glue your drips down.)


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