Felted crochet bowl

Sue from Sheepfold introduces the crocheted felted bowl pattern they have generously donated to p/hop.

Felted crochet bowl

I became aware of MSF from news bulletins where the organisation was often giving aid to people in the most desperate of circumstances. Alice and I have science and medical backgrounds, so when the chance came to support MSF by donating patterns we have designed, we jumped at the chance.

I have long had an interest in crochet but shyed away from the contrasting colours of the 1970s and the lace chair backs of my grandmother’s era! I wanted to use the technique for something simple, that a beginner could do, and practical, that anyone could use.

This little bowl was originally designed in Wensleydale wool. This sheep is one of the lustrous longwool breeds and is found in Yorkshire, England. It is a large animal with a long curly coat with a staple of up to 25cm and fleece of 7kg. The curls return when the bowl is felted giving a boucle finish.
The design would work just as well in any wool yarn suitable for felting. It is essential to work the piece loosely, so  you must use a hook larger than you would normally use so that there is space for the wool to shrink into as it felts.

Thanks Sue

One comment

  1. MARGARET WHITEHEAD
    #1

    Thank you for a wonderful read I have seen you at the wool fest and think this is great. are you going to wales in April? Mgt W…………

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