Wool Vessel IV: Three Small Pots by Nick Davis

Wool Vessel IV: Three Small Pots

March 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 180 yards (101 - 165 m)
4.5" tall, and 5.5" and 6" in diameter.
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Purchase Wool Vessel and the miniaturized Three Small Pots version together for $4 off! Previous purchases count, so if you’ve bought the Wool Vessel .PDF in the past, you’ll have that discount on Three Small Pots if you’d like to purchase it. This offer runs through May 31st, 2023.

Three Small Pots (aka Wool Vessel(s) IV) are little felted/fulled wool containers! This project began as a miniaturized version of the original Wool Vessel, but I got carried away with experimenting and the desire to create a full-featured pattern write up for a cute mini version of my most popular houseware/organizer design.

This instantly-downloadable .PDF includes instructions for three closely-related miniature pots: an accurate miniature version of the original Wool Vessel, an extra-small version, and a tall, thin version. Where the numbers differ, I’ve kept them in that order: small pot(extra small, tall thin).

I used Knitpicks Wool of the Andes for these samples, and have tried to full/felt them as brutally as possible with very hot machine washing and drying.


  • 110-180 yards of feltable wool for each pot, or 1-2 balls of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (shown in Thyme, (Dove, Thyme) colorways)
  • 1 set of 5 DPNs and 1 16” circular needle in US7/4.5mm, or size needed for gauge.
  • 8 removable stitch markers (technically optional)
  • One crochet hook, in size suited to yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge is 16 sts and 28 rows over 4”/10cm of garter stitch worked in the round, before blocking. Fulling/felting will determine the final size of the vessel.

Measurements will vary somewhat! For me, I ended up with pots that are all around 4-4.5” tall. An extra run through the felting process will make a slightly smaller pot, with a denser fabric you might prefer.