Free Crochet Pattern: Felted Bowl

By Rachel Choi – 20 Comments
Here is a cute, fuzzy bowl to crochet! This a small project that is great for practicing and learning how to felt if you’re a beginner. This bowl can be crocheted really fast using your scrap yarn. Just make sure to use yarn made of 100% animal fibers, such as wool, or else I won’t felt. Have fun and happy felting! crochet felted bowl
Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size:
Not felted: 4 ½” (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 ¼” (8.5 cm) tall
Felted: 4 ¼” (11 cm) diameter, 2 ½” (6.5 cm) tall
Note that felted size may vary based on type/brand of yarn and felting method.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 75 yards of 100% wool or other felt-able material)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)

Crochet Pattern: Bowl
Round 1: ch 4, 12 dc in forth ch form hook, sl st in top of ch-3 joining to beginning of round: 12 dc
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in top of ch-3: 24 dc
Round 3: ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around, sl st in top of ch-3: 36 dc
Round 4: ch 3, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) around, sl st in top of ch-3: 48 dc
Round 5 – 9: ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st in top of ch-3: 48 dc

Finish off and tuck in ends. Felt as desired or use felting instructions as a guide. Block crochet to shape your bowl.

If you need help with crocheting and felting this bowl, let me know and I’ll be happy to help!

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  1. Mich says:

    That looks awesome!
    I’ll probably make one or two and put spare change in them. It will be my first felting project, and since its small it will be nice to practice felting with.

  2. Rachel says:

    I love projects like this that are perfect for beginners. Thanks so much, I’ll be linking. I love Mich’s idea to use them for spare change. Maybe I’ll make one for my husband’s night stand. I just love coming here!

  3. Alyssa says:

    I’ve never tried felting but I think I’ll give this a try, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. lisa slocum says:

    okay, rachel. i’ve never held a crochet hook in my life (i sew natural fabrics and carve wood), but i’m inspired by your fabulous and creative website and i’m going to try my hand at this lovely bowl as my first effort. thanks for the inspiration and the information. wish me luck!! lisa slocum, BlackSnapperDesign

  5. Tonya says:

    Thanks for the pattern. It’s beautiful. I want to help my 10 year old to make a felted bowl for Christmas presents. I don’t know how to crochet. Can you explain: sl st in top of ch-3 joining to beginning of round (and similar statements that the end of each round? Thanks!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Tonya, At the end the round you are going to make a slip stitch into the to of the chain-3 that you made at the beginning of the round. This will join the end of the round to the beginning.

  6. Talia says:

    Thanks for this pattern, its fantastic! I would love to do a few different sizes. Would i just increase a row for each bigger size?

  7. Leah says:

    Love this pattern- so easy to follow and I love that it uses dc instead of sc. I worked it up last night with some chunky felting wool, so it came out bigger than yours. I also added a scalloped edge. I am ready to felt it now; I have felted and blocked pieces before, but they were all flat pieces. Can you please tell me how to block something that is not flat, like a bowl or a hat? Thank you so much for your help and for this pattern!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Leah, when I did the bowl in the picture, I balled up a plastic bag and turned the bowl over on top of it to dry. You don’t have to use a plastic bag, you can use anything that can hold your bowl in the “bowl shape”.

  8. Leah says:

    Rachel, thank you for your help. I was thinking of blocking with pins on an ironing board – I could not figure out how I was supposed to do that with a bowl. 🙂 I found a small tupperware bowl in my cabinet that was the perfect shape and size and used it. So far so good! I liked it so much I worked up another one tonight. 🙂

  9. vennie says:

    thanks for such a great website!!! love it. i just started to crochet about 2 months ago. But now I am so addicted to it!!! I made the bowl above and it turned out so great that I am now making more to give for gifts!!

  10. tope says:

    ur bowl is so cute. just wandered what it would look like unfelted

  11. Vicki says:

    Thank you for you lovely tutorial! I have just made a little oatmeal coloured bowl! it is currently drying as i type! I made a few errors but I am hoping that it will still turn out well!

    I felted by using a tuppaware box with hot water – ouch, that hurt my hand! But after 15 mins infront of the television shaking it about, it seems to have worked!


    Thank you again 🙂

  12. nancy says:

    mmm I wonder how a crocheted doll would look felted?but I’ll try this bowl first. Thanks Rachel for the great lesson

  13. Denise says:

    Hi – I made a felted bowl from your pattern and like the look but wonder how I can get it to be firmer. The sides kind of colapse and it doesn’t really look like a bowl! Maybe I didn’t felt it long enough??
    Thanks –

  14. Christina says:

    I’m going to make a few and sit them on my desk, to put staples, erasers etc in!

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