Sunday, April 20, 2008

Free Felted Catch-Alls Crochet Pattern

Here's out latest Free Crochet Pattern. Make a felted Catch-All and fill it with candy, a potted plant, etc for a handmade Mother's Day Gift. Mother's Day is May 11th so get started now!


Felted Catch-All Baskets


A Pattern for Crochet from www.

This pattern may not be sold, copied or posted online in any form. Completed items can be offered for sale for Fundraising for Dog Rescue only. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2008 L.Conlon

Felted Mini Catch-All With Blossom

Fill with candy for a quick gift or use as a pretty catch-all for your kitchen or desk. Cover a flower pot or insert a small bud vase with flowers. Baskets can be lined with a simple tube made from cardstock (see instructions) to help keep the shape when filled. Includes directions for felting by hand. Can be machine felted if desired.

Materials & Supplies
Patons Classic Wool Merino Yarn or any similar 100% Wool yarn:
1 ounce Main color (MC)
1 ounce Contrasting color (CC)
1 ounce Leaf Green
Small amounts pink and red or your choice of flower colors
Small amount yellow for flower centers
Crochet Hook Size G
Yarn needle
2 medium size bowls
laundry detergent
Drinking glass with approx. 2-1/2” diameter bottom
Rubber gloves (optional)
2-1/2” by 2-1/2” piece of light cardboard (optional)
paper or cardstock for liner (optional)

Finished Size about 4 inches tall.

Work in rounds. Do not join. When changing colors or fastening off simply tie knots. Do not work over the ends. After felting you can trim off the ends as the felted pieces will not unravel. Work loosely. Gauge is unimportant.

Catch-All Basket

Ch 2 with MC
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)6 times. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)6 times. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc)6 times. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Working in back loop only, sc in each sc around. (30 sc)

Rnds 7-18: Working in both loops, sc in each sc around. (30 sc)

Copyright 2008 L.Conlon

Rnd 19: Sc in first 5 sc,
Ch 5, skip next 5 sc,
Sc in next 10 sc,
Ch 5, skip next 5 sc,
Sc in last 5 sc. (20 sc + 2 ch 5 spaces)

Rnd 20: sc in first 5 sc,
5 hdc in the ch 5 space,
sc in next 10 sc,
5 hdc in the ch 5 space,
sc in last 5 sc. (20 sc + 10 hdc)

Rnd 21: Change to CC,
Sc in each stitch around. (30 sc)
Fasten off.

Bottom Rim Trim: Attach CC with a sc in any front loop remaining from Round 6,
Sc in each loop around. (30sc)

Fasten off.

With main flower color, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in second chain from hook. (5 sc)

Rnd 2: 3 sc in each sc around. (15 sc)

Rnd 3: working in front loops only:
*Sc in next sc,
(2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 hdc) in next sc,
sc in next sc,
Repeat from * 4 times MORE. (5 petals).
Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Working behind petals in back loops from last round,
Join leaf green in any back loop,
Sc in same loop,
*sc in next loop, ch 1,
(2 dc, 1 trc, 2 dc) in next loop,
ch 1, sc in next loop,
Repeat from * 4 times MORE. ( 5 leaves).
Fasten off.

With yellow, ch 7,
3 sc in second chain from hook,
3 sc in each of remaining 5 chains. (18 sc).
Fasten off leaving about 6” of yarn.

Pull the yarn tail through the flower center from front to back using your hook.
Secure in back. Flower center should curl into a small spiral.

Felting and Finishing

Work in or near a sink so you have easy access to hot and cold water. Fill one bowl with very cold water. Fill the other bowl with very hot water. For quickest felting make the water as hot as comfortable to work in with your rubber gloves on. Add a few drops of laundry detergent to the hot water bowl.
*Place the crocheted catch-all in the hot water for about 3 minutes. Agitate the piece in the water with a spoon. Take it out and rub it and roll it between both hands. Squeeze out the water with your hand and place the piece in the cold water, swishing it around for a few minutes.
Repeat from the * several times. Change the water as needed to maintain the hot and cold temps. Check your results as you go. Eventually the piece will look fuzzy, the individual stitches will blur and the piece will shrink.
Rinse in fresh cold water and squeeze out as much water as possible. Don’t twist or wring it. Turn the glass upside down and slide the piece over it. Shape the round bottom and make sure the handles appear even. Set aside until completely dry.
Repeat the felting process with the blossom. After rinsing, shape each petal carefully with your fingers. Curl the center into a spiral. Allow to dry.

Clip off all loose ends close to the blossom and basket. Sew the blossom to the catch-all with green yarn or sewing thread.

You can line the basket if desired to help keep the shape when filled. Trace the bottom of the basket on light cardboard. Cut out 1/8” inside the line and place in the bottom.
Cut a piece of cardstock (or 2 sheets of printer paper held together) to 8-1/2” by 3”. Roll into a tube overlapping the ends about ½”. Glue or tape in place and insert into catch-all basket.

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