One night as I was crocheting with some Size 12 thread which is much thinner in comparison to Size 10 thread. I was working on a lacy circle, following a chart more so then the pattern. For some reason it was curling, essentially, telling me to make it a bowl. I stiffen snowflakes and earrings, but had yet to make a bowl. It is the easiest thing ever! My preferred method for stiffening crochet is a mix Elmer's glue with water. I found my choice Ziploc plastic, laid my lace bowl over it and started gluing.
Making sure the whole bowl was covered in glue.
Then I left it to dry overnight and ...
Voila! A lovely lace bowl!