Pattern: Droplet Yarn Bowl

May 19, 2017

Here is a yarn bowl, that doesn't break, if it drops off the table. And you can make it yourself in whatever color you want :)

The yarn bowl has three slits at the top, which keeps your yarn in place. The bowl can be carried as a little bag and you can easily remove any yarn from the bowl without cutting the yarn. Due to it being felted, it is relatively heavy for its size, which helps it stay, where you want it.

The pattern can be purchased from LoveCrafts and Ravelry and includes:

  • helpful images
  • guidance/advice for felting wool in the washing machine
  • the pattern for a crocheted rope. You can also use any other rope, that goes along with the bowl
Stitches used are
  • Basic stitches: magic ring, chain, single crochet, slip stitch.
  • Special stitches: Single crochet in the back loop only and in the front loop only.
Fun fact: The pattern bowl is 2,433 stitches.


I used 250gr (8.82oz) Drops Andes - 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca. Yardage: 96m/100gr (105y/3.53oz). It is a super soft and super bulky yarn, meant for hook size 8-9mm (US L11-M13, UK 0-00). Any super bulky felting yarn should do though.

LoveCrafts has some yarn, I suspect, would work very well too. That is Rico Creative Filz, which also is available in printed and fluorescent versions.

Size and Shrinkage

The yarn bowl I made is around 17x25cm (6.7x9.8in). As felting can be hard to control 100%, then your bowl might get a little bigger/smaller, when you felt it. Don't worry about that. The bowl can be somewhat larger or smaller and still be a perfect yarn bowl.

Still, got Felting Fear?

If you feel a little anxious about the felting part, then trust that felting is fun and not as difficult, as it might seem. You can read more about it in my post: How to Felt Wool. And you can also read about what NOT to do in Minor Felting Mishaps - which might be even more important - for you to feel safe and jump right into it.

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You can buy the pattern from LoveCrafts here or find it at Ravelry here.

UPDATE: Updated as of May 2020.

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