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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern

Brown Felted Bowl
Design by Mary Jane Hall

 Skill level –Advanced Beginner
Finished size – approx. 8” x 5 ½”, without handles

This oval bowl with handles can hold many things. It can be made to fit into any décor as a bowl for pine cones, potpourri, candy, or any kind of trinket. I also think it would look fantastic with felted balls in several different colors to match your décor!

Patons SWS yarn, 70% wool and 30% soy, # 4 med worsted wt
2.80 oz/80g/110yd/100m – 1 skein in Natural Wood, # 339365
Substitute - any other # 4 medium worsted wt yarn that will felt
Size K/10.5(6.5mm) crochet hook

12 hdc =  4”
4 hdc rnds = 2”

Stitches usedch, sc, hdc

Bottom - Work in rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 13, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (12 sc). Work 3 more sc in last ch. You will have 4 sc in end ch. Cont up other side, sc in each rem ch, 3 more sc in ch just worked (last st). Sl st in first sc — 30 sc.
Mark beginning of each rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, (counts as hdc) hdc in each sc around, increasing 4 hdc on each end, to keep work flat. Sl st in top of ch 2 (now and throughout pattern) — 38 hdc, 8 inc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, inc 5 hdc on each end — 48 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc around, with 3 inc evenly spaced at each short end — 54 hdc, 6 inc
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc around, with 4 inc on each end – 62 hdc, 8 inc
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc around, with 4 inc on each end – 70 hdc, 8 inc
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc around, with 5 inc on each end – 80 hdc, 10 inc
Do not end off yarn.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in back loop only of each hdc around – 80 hdc
Rnd 9-11:  Ch 2, 1 hdc in both loops of each hdc – 80 hdc
End of after last rnd.
Row 1: Place marker in center st at short ends of bowl with inside of bowl (WS) facing you. Attach yarn to 5th st (at right) from center marker. Attach yarn with sl st, ch 19, attach yarn to 5th st to left of where marker was placed. Ch 1, turn – 19 chs
Row 2: Sl st in first st, Sc in back lp of next 17 chs, sl st in next ch, sl st to edge of bowl, (where 1st row was attached) – 19 sts
End off yarn, and rep on other end. Weave in all loose ends.
To Felt:
Place bowl inside a zippered pillowcase, and put it in the washing machine
on the hottest, lowest water-level setting. If the water is not hot enough, turn up
the heat or pour boiling water into the machine as it fills up. Place tennis shoes in
the washer to help with agitation. Add 1 Tbs. detergent and ¼ cup baking soda.
You may have to repeat this process 1-3 times, depending on how you want the
finished project to look. Shape bowl and let it dry completely.

NOTE: Please do not copy or sell this pattern. If you would like to sell your own projects you make from this pattern, you are welcome to do that, as long as you give me the credit as the designer. Thank you for cooperating and enjoy the pattern! Mary Jane


  1. what a lovely pattern, when I saw this I pictured it full of easter eggs!! :)