I really enjoy felting and I hadn’t done it in awhile. The basket with the handles, was a gift for my sister. I felted it using a top-loading washing machine. I found this is the best method as it has the agitator and is easy to check on as it is in a cycle. I would stop it before the spin and rinse and start it over again to get it fully felted. I like the felting to continue until it looks like a solid piece of fabric. Unfortunately, I have misplaced the pattern but as you can see, Jet liked it. He tried to fit in it. I rescued the basket before he got too far.
The small basket with green outlining was felted in a front-loading washing machine. I found this method didn’t felt as well and harder to stop during the process. If you look closely you can still see the stitches. Since I now own a front-loading washing machine, I will have to do my felting at my mom’s. 🙂 The pattern is in Simply Crochet magazine #54. This is a magazine from the UK so their crocheting terms are different.