FREE PATTERN Design F0037 • Crochet Bowl Drop This pattern is written US / Canadian crochet terms. All figures in the method are in centimeters (cm) and apply before felting, if not given otherwise. For approximate inch sizes simply multiply by 0.4 (or divide by 2.54). Size: before felting: base about 6¼” [16cm] across, edge of basket about 29½” [75cm] in circumference, height of basket about 6¼” [16m] (without drop) after felting: base about 4¾” [12cm] across, edge of basket about 21¼” [54cm] in circumference, height of basket about 5” [13m] (without drop) Materials: Wash+Filz-it! Big 300g #00329 capri. One US N/P-15 [10mm] crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Basic pattern: in rnds crochet sc. Start each rnd with 1 ch to stand for 1st sc, and end with 1 sl-st into the ch at beg of rnd. Double 1 st: crochet 2 sc into 1 st of prev rnd. Gauge: before felting 8 sc and 8 rnds; after felting 9 sc and 10 rnds, each to 4” [10cm]. METHOD Work basket in rnds, starting at center of base. Make thread into a ring, then with the crochet hook fetch a loop through the ring and crochet 1 ch to stand for 1st sc in 1st rnd. Cont with sc as foll: Rnd 1: after the ch work 7 sc, 1 sl-st into ch at beg of rnd = 8 sts. Rnd 2: double every st = 16 sts. Rnd 3: double every 2nd st = 24 sts. Rnd 4: double every 4th st = 30 sts. Rnd 5: double every 5th st = 36 sts. Rnd 6: double every 6th st = 42 sts. Now base is complete and is about 6¼” [16cm] across. Then work the sides as foll: Rnds 7–10: work across 42 sts without incs. Rnd 11: double every 14th st = 45 sts. Rnds 12 –15: work across 45 sts without incs. Rnd 16: double every 15th st = 48 sts. Rnd 17: work across 48 sts omitting any incs. Rnd 18: crochet the drop as foll: * for the 1st drop crochet 3 ch, then 1 ring of 4 ch and 1 sl-st into the 1st of these ch, 3 sl-st to edge of basket, 4 sc, for the 2nd drop crochet 4 ch, then 1 ring of 4 ch and 1 sl-st into the 1st of these ch, 4 sl-st to edge of basket, 4 sc, for the 3rd drop crochet 3 ch, then 1 ring of 3 ch and 1 sl-st into the 1st of these ch, 3 sl-st to edge of basket, 4 sc, for the 4th drop crochet 2 ch, 1 ring of 3 ch and 1 sl-st into the 1st of these ch, 3 ch to edge of basket, 4 sc and rep 2 times from *, end with 1 sl-st into 1st ch at beg of rnd. Rnd 19: 1 ch, then 1 sc into each st of prev rnd and into each ring of 4 ch 1 hdc, 4 dc and 1 hdc, and into each ring of 3 ch 3 hdc. End rnd with 1 sl-st into the ch at beg of rnd. Cut thread, pull up through last loop and darn away. Darn away initial thread, pulling cast-on edge tog. Felting: felt basket at 40°C in a gentle wash in the washing machine as given in the General Information. Pull into form firmly and allow to dry. While allowing to dry stuff basket with towels or scrunched up paper, replacing this frequently. Copyright © 2013 Coats PLC - www.schachenmayr.com All of our designs, instructions, photographs and drawings are copyright protected. Any use beyond personal, non-commercial purposes is not permitted without our written approval. 09/ 2013 Abbreviations: alt = alternate/ly • altog = altogether • ch = chain • cm = centimetres • cont = continue • dec = decrease • foll = follow/ing • g = grams • inc = increase • K = knit • LH = left-hand m = meters • mm = millimetres • P = purl • patt = pattern • rem = remaining/remainder • rev st-st = reversed stocking stitch • RH = right-hand • RS = right side • sep = separately st(s). = stitch(es) • st-st = stocking stitch • tbl = through back of loop • tog = together • WS = wrong side General Felting Instructions Please read thoroughly through these instructions before commencing work. These useful tips are to ensure that you successfully complete your felting projects. Measurements given in the instructions are approximate. The felting process depends on many factors, including how the wool has been dyed, how loosely or how tightly you knit, the temperature of the water, the washing program and even how full the washing machine is. Also, every machine washes differently, for example with more or less agitation or water. Your felted item can therefore turn out smaller or larger than the measurements given. If you have never felted a knitted or crocheted piece in the washing machine before, we recommend starting with an LWHPZKHUH¿QLVKHGVL]HLVQRWLPSRUWDQW such as a potholder. Even if your felted piece is not quite the VL]H JLYHQ LQ WKH LQVWUXFWLRQ \RX ZLOO VWLOO have a beautiful hand made item. Materials All designs in this issue were made using Wash+Filz-it! (100% pure wool, approx. 50m/50g), Wash+Filz-it! Fine (100% pure wool, approx. 100m/50g) and Wash+Filz-it! Big (100% pure wool, approx. 50m/100g) by Schachenmayr. Pure wool shrinks when machine-washed which makes it the perfect choice for felting projects. Gauge Before and After Felting A gauge swatch lets you determine what QHHGOH RU KRRN VL]H DQG ZKDW ZDVKLQJ program to use. To make a gauge swatch, cast on the number of stitches given for the gauge after felting plus 6 additional stitches. Use the recommended needles or hook, yarn and pattern stitch for your gauge swatch. Work the number of rows given for the gauge after felting plus 8 additional rows. Bind off or fasten off. Mark out the central 4” [10cm] square with contrasting cotton yarn and running stitch as shown in photo 1. If you have too many stitches and rows, switch to larger Photo 1: Gauge swatch before felting: the central square marked out with dark contrast yarn shows the number of stitches and rows expected over 4” [10cm] after felting. In our example, the central square measures larger than 4” x 4” [10 x 10 cm]. Central square marked out with light contrast yarn shows the number of stitches and rows over 4” [10cm] before felting. In our example, this square does measure 4” x 4” [10 x 10 cm]. Pattern Skill Rating Beginner Easy needles or larger hook. If you have too few stitches and rows, switch to smaller needles or smaller hook. Felt your swatch in the washing machine as you would your ¿QLVKHG SURMHFW 3XOO VZDWFK LQWR VKDSH and let dry. The central square should again measure 4” x 4” [10 x 10 cm]. If your swatch is too big, you may felt it again, possibly using more agitation and hotter water. If your swatch is too small, choose less agitation and a cooler water temperature for your project. Felting in the Washing Machine Set your washing machine to 40°C (104°F). Place your project, small amount of regular detergent and some old jeans or towels in machine. Do not add fabric softener. You may also add Shout® Color Catcher® sheets to absorb and trap loose dyes. Allow machine to complete a full wash and rinse cycle. In general, pieces will shrink by up to 30%. If your project is not felted enough, you may felt it again, possibly using more agitation and hotter water Photo 2: Gauge swatch after felting: central square marked out with dark contrast yarn should measure 4” x 4” [10 x 10cm] after shaping and drying. Intermediate -1- Experienced Shaping and Drying After washing, pull your felted item to measurements as given in instructions; ÀDWWHQVHDPVWKRURXJKO\IURP:66PDOO rounded shapes can be shaped over a tennis ball, hats are best shaped over a ZLJ VWDQG RU LQÀDWHG EDOORRQ )RU SRLQWV and corners you may use the handle of a long wooden spoon. Slippers and bags can be stuffed with paper or towels which should be changed frequently. More Felting Tips Felted items will felt even more if washed by machine. To avoid more felting, carefully wash items by hand with small amount of wool wash and at a water temperature of approx. 20°C (68°F). Allow item to soak RQO\ EULHÀ\ WKHQ ULQVH JHQWO\ $YRLG DQ\ rubbing. Maintain the same temperature for washing and rinsing. To dry, roll item XS LQ D WRZHO DQG JHQWO\ VTXHH]H RXW excess water. Do not wring. Shape item to measurements. Please note that accessories such as bag handles can be machine-washed as well. Pattern Skill Ratings For your convenience, all our patterns indicate skill level. Very easy Basic stitches such as knit and purl and easy shaping. Easy Simple stitch and color patterns and easy shaping. Intermediate More complicated stitch patterns, such as lace, cable and Intarsia. More advanced VKDSLQJDQG¿QLVKLQJWHFKQLTXHV Experienced Intricate stitch and color patterns, such as Fair Isle and/or involved shaping and ¿QLVKLQJWHFKQLTXHVVXFKDVVKRUWURZV Customer Service Should you have questions regarding any of our designs, our website will provide you with lots of useful information as well as contact details of our Customer Service department. While the instructions to our designs are prepared with the greatest of care, errors cannot be excluded entirely. Errata and amendments to our instructions are given on our website. When sending a query, please always state the publication and design number, and also give precise details of your inquiry. Many thanks. For more information go www.schachenmayr.com to select your country Abbreviations Ch = chain col= color dc = double crochet r= row rnd = round RS = right side sc = single crochet Sl st = slip stitch St = Stitch WS = wrong side Needle Felting Motifs Designs F0064, F0065, F0069B and F0072. Needle felting is done after item has been felted. It’s easy: use chalk pen or laundry marker to trace motif on felted item. Simple motifs may also be done free-hand. Place your base fabric on a piece of foam. This allows the needle felting needle to JR WKURXJK WKH ¿EHU DQG EH\RQG ZLWKRXW damaging the needle or the surface below. Lay strand of yarn onto base fabric. Start punching the needle down through the yarn and through the base fabric. This will IXVHWKH\DUQRQWRWKHEDVH¿EHU Start at one end of your line or shape and work your way around. If needle felting a large shape, start by needle felting around the outside of the shape and work your way in. The more you puncture the ¿EHUV ZLWK WKH QHHGOH IHOWLQJ QHHGOH WKH more dimensional your motif will become and the more fused the base fabric and your motif will become. To needle felt Work carefully: Needle felting needles are extremely sharp and can do a lot of damage to you and/or your table top if not used properly. The best approach for needle felting is a straight up and down motion with the needle. Try to go in as straight as possible; this makes it less likely you'll break the needle. -2- small circles (for example eyes in design F0065), knot yarn loosely, then needle felt WREDVHIDEULF5HSHDWIRUGHVLUHGVL]HDQG dimension. You can also needle felt small knitted or crocheted motifs to the base fabric. After your motif has the desired shape and dimension, cut yarn and needle felt yarn tails.
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