Pattern: Simple Felted Bowls

This pattern was created to make small felted bowls to hold various objects.  I use it myself to hold the pieces for various board games.  What will you use it for?

This bowl is formed of hdc, beginning at the center and working out, and finished with slip stitches around the edge.   Because this project will be felted, it does not use the normal convention of 2 ch being equivalent to one hdc at the start of a row or round. While 2 ch is equivalent in height to one hdc, it is not equivalent in thickness, which matters when the object is to be felted.   Instead, the beginning chains should be skipped as though working in the round in sc.

Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool (but any worsted weight non superwash wool will do)
Hook: US Size 8/H – 5.00 mm

Begin ch 4, join to first ch to form a loop.

Round 1: ch 2, 8 hdc in loop.  Join with sl st to first hdc.
Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  16 hdc.
Round 3: ch 2, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  24 hdc.
Round 4: ch 2, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  32 hdc.
Round 5: ch 2, *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  40 hdc.
Round 6: ch 2.  Working into back loop and yo wrap of previous round (see image below), hdc in each hdc around.


 

 

 

 

Rounds 7-10: ch 2, hdc in each hdc.  Join with sl st to first hdc.
Round 11: sl st in each hdc around.  Break yarn and fasten off.

Finishing:
Working in front loop of round 5, sl st in each hdc around (see image below).  Weave in ends and felt thoroughly.

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2 responses to “Pattern: Simple Felted Bowls

  1. Really cute I can see a whole bunch of these in different colors. How should I felt. Thanks for posting. I found it on ravelry

    • Thank you! There are a lot of felting tutorials online and you can choose whatever method you like. Basically, in order to felt wool, you treat it exactly the opposite of how you’d treat a wool sweater that you wanted to keep in good condition. I usually throw things to be felted into the wash along with my towels (hot wash, cold rinse, high agitation).

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