Decorating & Design
December 10, 2010
DIY Felt Bowl
Try this easy project at home this weekend!
These instructions are for the small, dark grey bowl above.
9mm straight needles, 1 yarn needle, one 50 g ball of 100% wool yarn
Gauge: 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4″) = 14sts x 15 rows
Cast on 35 stitches.
Work 15 rows in stockinette stitch (work will measure approx. 5″ long).
Row 1 — K5, K2tog (repeat to end of row)
Row 2 — Purl
Row 3 — K4, K2tog (repeat to end of row)
Row 4 — Purl
Row 5 — K3, K2tog (repeat to end of row)
Row 6 — Purl
Row 7 — K2, K2tog (repeat to end of row)
Row 8 — Purl
Row 9 — K1, K2tog (repeat to end of row)
Row 10 — Purl
Row 11 — K2tog (repeat to end of row)
You will have 5 stitches remaining.
Measure about 10″ of yarn from your last stitch and cut. Thread yarn needle with the yarn. Pull the knitting needle out of the last 5 stitches, then send the yarn needle through the 4 stitch loops.
Fold the finished bowl, which will resemble a knitted hat, so the right sides are facing in.
Sew the two edges together with the same needle and yarn from the top of the “hat” down to the bottom edge.
Tie a secure knot when you reach the bottom edge.
Turn the finished bowl right side out.
Place bowl in a wash bag and run it through a regular laundry cycle in hot soapy water. Toss it in with other items, which will intensify the agitation and help felt the wool.
Mould the damp felted wool over an upside down bowl or cup and let it dry overnight. It will take the shape of whatever is used.
Fill the bowl with seasonal fruit, jewelry, office supplies, or leave empty as an objet.
Wood canisters, Cynthia Findlay Antiques; wool (for bowls), Romni Wools.