Crochet Pattern: Felted Circles

By Robin Beers – 9 Comments
Felting combines 2 of my favorite past times: crocheting and doing laundry! If you like to felt like I do, this pattern will be a fun way to use up your scrap wool. Remember when you are felting, always use 100% wool. This way, when washed in hot water, the wool will shrink up and give you a great felted result! These felted circles can be used as doilies hot pads, or coasters and can be created in any size that you wish. I made mine with contrasting wool in a stripe pattern. Just crochet in the round and you will be good to go!

Skill Level: easy crochet skill level

Finished Size: Varying sizes depending on your desired result. Remember, the wool will shrink, so make the circle a little bigger than you want.

This pattern will produce a 6 inch round doily so the size before felting will be 7 1/2 inches around. I used 2 colors in this pattern, color A (multicolor) and color B (black). Refer to photos at end of post to see the before and after results. Feel free to mix and match colors of your own. Have fun!

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (100% wool)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: You don’t have to worry about the gauge!

Need refreshing about how to felt? Check out the How to Felt tutorial

Crochet Pattern: Felted Circles

With color A, ch 3, join with sl st in first chain made to make a circle.

Round 1: ch 1, 8 sc in circle, sl st in beginning ch: 8 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning ch: 16 sc

Round 3: ch 1, * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 24 sc

Round 4: With Color B, ch 1, * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 32 sc

Round 5: ch 1, * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 40 sc

Round 6: ch 1, * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 48 sc

Round 7: With Color A, ch 1, * sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 56 sc

Round 8: ch 1, * sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 64 sc

Round 9: ch 1, * sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 72 sc

Round 10: With Color B, ch 1, * sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, continue from * around, sl st in first ch: 80 sc

Round 11 – 12: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first ch: 80 sc

Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Felt the circle. See the How to Felt tutorial

When finished, trim the circle so it is not fuzzy. You may also use a sweater piller to cut off any fuzziness on the finished circle.

Before Felting After Felting

                               

Have any questions or comments? I will be happy to answer any questions you may have in the comment section!

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9 Comments

  1. Allison says:

    I like it! Very lovely and beautiful.

  2. Justine says:

    How did you get each of the rounds to look like a whole circle? When I make circles, they aren’t perfectly round, they kind of spiral around and each circle connects to the next one as I switch colors. Any help would be great :)

  3. Robin says:

    Justine, I know exactly what you mean. There are 2 ways to crochet circles – the spiral way which is the way you must have done it – and the traditional way which finishes off each round evenly. If you need to see more about this subject, see the tutorial on this site http://www.crochetspot.com/different-ways-to-crochet-in-the-round/. If you follow the directions in my felted circles tutorial, you shouldn’t have any problems with the colors spiralling. Let me know how you do. :)

  4. Dionne says:

    I have a question about felting. What happens after you felt something and then you wash it again? Does it continue to felt? I had a lot of 100% wool donated to my group and we were thinking of making cat blankets out of it. The blankets will need to be washed over and over. DO you suggest we use it?

  5. Robin says:

    Dionne, you should be okay to wash a felted blanket as long as you use cold water. If you wash in hot water again, the blanket will continue to felt.

  6. Peggy says:

    I understand some wool blends can be felted, especially those with a majority of wool content.

  7. Pyouu says:

    Hi ! I’m a beginner and I don’t understand something : If you have 8 sc, you ch1 and then do 2sc in each 8 sc, how it is possible to have 16 sc ? I always end with 17 !? Can you help me please ?

    • Rachel says:

      Pyouu, if you do 2 dc in each of the 8 sc, you will have 8×2 = 16 sc. The ch 1 doesn’t count as a sc. Also, you might be accidentally adding a sc into the slip stitch you made on the previous round if you have one there. Be sure to skip the slip stitch and only crochet into the 8 sc.

  8. Pyouu says:

    Thanks a lot ! I didn’t understood that I had not to count the ch ^^

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