felted crochet bowl

Blossom Bowl

 

In the cold season I like to experiment with felted objects. Here I crocheted a large circle and made 5 petals. Fold the petals and you get a blossom effect – like a flower that closes its petals.

Level  Easy/Beginner

Stitches  Double crochets and slip stitches.

2 double crochets together:  This is a decrease and you crochet it like this: Yarn over. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch in the row. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three stitches on your crochet hook. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through the first two stitches on your crochet hook. You should now have two stitches on your crochet hook. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch on your row. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through the first stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three stitches on your crochet hook. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through all three remaining stitches on your crochet hook.

Yarn   Plötulopi from Istex, 100 % unspun wool,  100g/300m – 3,53 ounces/328 yards. 2 cakes in gray and one cake in pink.

Hook   8mm     US: 11/L

Size   width:  27 cm     10½ inches

Velcro circles

Pattern

This is a free crochet pattern for a felted crochet bowl.

Work the yarn double stranded throughout the whole work.

Start with the pink colored yarn.

Make a magical ring. Here I have a tutorial for the magical ring/adjustable ring.

Round 1

Chain 3, 13 dc in ring, 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (13 dc).

Round 2

Chain 3, [ 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (26 dc).

Change to gray colored yarn.

Round 3

Chain 3, [ 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (39 dc).

Round 4

Chain 3, [ 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (52 dc).

Round 5

Chain 3, [1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (65 dc).

Round 6

Chain 3, [1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (78 dc).

Round 7

Chain 3, [1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (91 dc).

Round 8

Chain 3, [ 6 times: 1 dc in next stitch; 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ].  1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (104 dc).

Round 9

Chain 3, [ 7 times: 1 dc in next stitch; 2 dc in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ].  1 sl st in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (117 dc).

Round 10

Chain 3, 117 dc across,  1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (117 dc).

Round 11-13

As row 10

Round 14

Now you alternate using the gray and the pink yarn. Crochet one dc in each next stitch in this row. Cut yarn each time you change to a new color.

Chain 3

Gray: 11 dc

Pink: 12 dc

Gray: 5 dc, 2 dc together, 5 dc

Pink: 12 dc

Gray: 11 dc

Pink: 12 dc

Gray: 5 dc, 2 dc together, 5 dc

Pink: 12 dc

Gray: 11 dc

Pink: 12 dc

(115 dc)

Petals

Each petal is now worked separately. Start crocheting with gray yarn at the right side of each previously crocheted pink line:

Row 1   Chain 3; skip 1 stitch; 20 times: 1 dc in next stitch.

Row 2   Chain 1; 1 sc in next stitch; 17 times: 1 dc in next stitch; 1 sc in next stitch.

Row 3   Chain 1; 1 sc in next stitch; 16 times: 1 dc in next stitch; 1 sc in next stitch.

Row 4   Chain 1; 1 sc in next stitch; 14 times: 1 dc in next stitch; 1 sc in next stitch.

Cut yarn and continue with the pink yarn. Make outer edge of petal. Start crocheting at the right side of the petal at the 3rd row.

Row 5   Chain 3, 28 dc across petal, 1 sc.

Row 6   Chain 3, 28 dc across petal, 1 sc.

Cut yarn.

Repeat row 1-6  4 more times. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

See the 2 pictures below to get a visual impression how the petals are crocheted. (The first photo shows the petals turned around . Don’t let this confuse you. When you follow the crochet pattern look at the second close up photo).

Abbreviations

dc   =   double crochet

sc   =   single crochet

sl st   =   slip stitch

 

 

The finished bowl folded and before felting:

Put the bowl into the washing machine and wash at  60 Celcius/140 Fahrenheit. After felting and while the bowl is still damp use your hands and fists to shape the bowl and make the petals curve inwards. Cut off all extra fluffy wool with sciccors. Place the velcro circles at the bowl’s sides so it stays in shape.

Pattern as PDF

Blossom Bowl PDF

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