FREE PATTERN Design F0037 • Crochet Bowl Drop

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).
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
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].
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 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.
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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
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
such as a potholder.
Even if your felted piece is not quite the
have a beautiful hand made item.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Shaping and Drying
After washing, pull your felted item to
measurements as given in instructions;
rounded shapes can be shaped over a
tennis ball, hats are best shaped over a
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
rubbing. Maintain the same temperature
for washing and rinsing. To dry, roll item
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.
Simple stitch and color patterns and easy
More complicated stitch patterns, such as
lace, cable and Intarsia. More advanced
Intricate stitch and color patterns, such
as Fair Isle and/or involved shaping and
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cannot be excluded entirely. Errata and
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Ch =
dc =
double crochet
rnd =
RS =
right side
sc =
single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
St =
WS =
wrong side
Needle Felting Motifs
Designs F0064, F0065, F0069B and
Needle felting is done after item has been
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
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
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
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.
small circles (for example eyes in design
F0065), knot yarn loosely, then needle felt
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.