It is pouring rain outside and I have the luxury of spending a few days to do some crafting for Chanukah, and the first thing that came to mind was to try and use up all the t-shirt yarn that I have (so that I can justify buying more, of course!) and that is how these crochted star trivets were born, and I just love them! This is a quick gift to whip up in multiples for holiday giving and would be perfect together with an assortment of teas, or even better a nice teapot. Of course you could also make a large garland or wall hanging, or sew a bunch together to make a table runner, or even a rug (which is what I'm dreaming of, only I don't have enough yarn, sigh.) Once you make one, I can almost guarantee that you'll want to make a bunch more!
I've got the pattern for you right here, so lets get started!
- size 10mm - N/15 metal crochet hook
- commercial t-shirt yarn, 1 skein will make 3-4 star trivets
- Note: in my experience commercial t-shirt yarn often comes in roughly 2 weights if it is actually made from industrial left overs.....the trivets should be made with t-shirt yarn that is of the thicker variety which also tends to be a higher percentage of cotton.....the silky smooth and very stretchy t-shirt yarn that seems to be made from polyester isn't really thick enough for the best results.
Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Star Trivet Pattern:
Round 1: 11 sc in ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Round 2: ch 3, * 1 dc in same sc, ch 6, 1 dc in next sc *, repeat 5 times, 1 dc in next sc, ch 6, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 6 ch spaces.
Round 3: ch 1, * 1 sc between the next 2 dc, 4 sc in ch space, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 4 sc in ch space *, repeat from *-* a total of 6 times, inish with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
Fasten off. Because t-shirt yarn is thick, pulling the yarn through the last loop and making a knot is not desirable, instead pull end up through last stitch, and then weave in end.