Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Crochet Pattern- Flower Trivet

Crochet Pattern- Flower Trivet

 I got the idea for these trivets here.     I changed it a bit for my own purposes.
 This is a single crochet trivet with a wheel spoke middle.
 This was done with a triple crochet.
 This was done with a half double crochet with a solid circle middle.

 Here is the pattern:

Do a magic circle (look it up online) and chain five.

 In the ring do a double crochet.
 Chain two.
 Repeat eight more times until you have 10 double crochets (including your five chain).
 Pull the thread to tighten it up.
 Slip stitch into the third chain from your beginning chain.
 Do a single crochet into the next stitch.
 Chain 21 and connect to the second stitch on the right side of the double crochet.
 Repeat this until you have 10 rings.  Slip stitch into the first stitch.
 You can switch yarn anytime but I like doing it right here.

From here on out you can use a single, half double, or double crochet depending on how you want it to look.  I think the single crochet is my favorite but it takes a lot longer.

Do a single (double or half double) crochet stitch in each stitch.  When you get to the top of the loop (the 11th stitch) do three single (double or half double) stitches in the same stitch.  When you finish a round slip stitch into the first stitch and chain one.
 Then just keep going.  You should have six rounds if you are using the single crochet, four-ish using the half double, and three if you are using the double crochet.
 At some point your trivet will naturally start folding in on itself.

When you get the last round leave the tail about a yard long.

At this point I like to lay my trivet out and make sure it looks right.  Fold all the petals the same direction.  Then pick one petal and count six crochets from the point.  Start there with new yarn.

Slip stitch into the stitch and chain one.

Do six single crochets and then three single crochets in the same stitch (point).  Then another six single crochets down the other side.

Slip stitch into the other petal six single crochets from the point.  Keep going on all petals.  Slip stitch into the first stitch.  
Now you need to weave in all the stray pieces of yarn.  I love Fray Check.  

I use a tapestry needle and sew in between the stitches one direction about six stitches and then back six stitches.  Then I cut off the yarn and put Fray Check on the ends.  

 This is where I differ with the other pattern a lot.  I don't like gaps between my pedals so take that really long tail you left from the sixth round and sew it in between the petals.  Then just keep weaving into the edges of the petals to the next one.

This how you do the solid middle on the trivet.

Do a magic circle.  Chain three.  

Do 19 more double crochets in the magic circle.  

 Slip stitch into the top of the chain three.
 Do one single crochet into the next stitch.  Chain 21.  Single crochet into the next stitch.  Repeat until you have 10 petals.
 Then do as above.