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Free Crochet Pattern: Tribble Trivet

A reader request from @FA3RYL on Twitter bumped this to the top of the list to add next. Still love this crochet pattern, so I was only too happy to oblige. I may just hook it up myself. The original is long since missing and I am in need of a new trivet. I wonder if I could mod a mini version as some coasters too… hmm. Originally posted July 2009. 

MATERIALS NEEDED: 

  • 10g peaches n’ creme – color A          tribble_trivet-2.jpg
  • 10g peaches n’ creme – color B
  • Size G (4.5mm) Hook
  • Gauge: 3sc/inch – gauge is not important for this pattern though, you just want it to end big enough to fit a small sauce pan.
  • 2-dc puff st = (Yo, insert hook in next space, yo, draw yarn through space, draw yarn through two loops on hook) twice in same space, yo, draw yarn though 3 loops on hook.
  • 3-dc puff st = (Yo, insert hook in next space, yo, draw yarn through space, draw yarn through two loops on hook) 3 times in same space, yo, draw yarn though 4 loops on hook. 

One of the things I like the most with crochet is that it works up to be a nice thick fabric. Unfortunately it can be a little holey if it’s not worked tightly enough, so what would ideally be a nice pot holder is better served as a trivet. And really, what do you need more than 2 pot holders for – trivet though are what you really need a ton of – one for each dish you put out on the table actually. And since they are part of the dinner spread, why not fancy them up a bit? Plus, but using two colors instead of just one, this pattern works nicely for using up those last 10g of kitchen cotton.

tribble_trivet

I have this pile of kitchen cotton mini balls, have been wanting to practice some crochet motif work, and I also wanted to play around with making crochet charts. Practice makes perfect and using up my leftovers is such an added bonus to this project. So make sure to let me know if you have issues with this chart – it is a little tricky because of the way you have to sl st to the middle of the ch space, but I think you can handle it. It’s written out as well as charted.

GETTING STARTED: 

Top Motif: – With color A – Chain 6 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.

– Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as dc), 2-dc puff st into ring, ch3, (3-dc puff st, ch) 5 times in ring, sl st in first puff st to join.

Rnd 2: Sl st into next ch-3 loop, ch 1, (sc, ch5) in each ch-3 loop around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-5 loop, ch1, 5 sc in each ch-5 space around, sl st in
first sc to join.

– Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 2 sc, ch 1,
*sc in sc, ch7, skip next 4 sc; rep from
* around sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-7 loop, ch 1(4sc, ch3, 4 sc) in each ch-7 space around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Single Crochet Base:

– With color B – SC 6 using the magic loop, sl st into the first sc to join in the round.

– Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2sc into each sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into next sc, 2sc into next sc) around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1sc into next sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 2 sc sts, 2sc into next sc) around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 2 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 3 sc sts, 2sc into next sc)
around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 3 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 4 sc sts, 2sc into next sc)
around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 6: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 4 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 5 sc sts, 2sc into next sc)
around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 7: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 5 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 6 sc sts, 2sc into next sc)
around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 6 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 7 sc sts, 2sc into next sc)
around, sl st in first sc to join.

– Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 7 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 8 sc sts, 2sc into next sc)
around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Joining the Motif and base:

With Color A – Join to base with a slip st where fastened off. Ch1, 1sc through the front loop in each of next 6sc sts, sc2tog, sl st into second chain of ch3 cluster that was worked on last row of motif, *1sc through the front loop in each of next 7sc sts, sc2tog, sl st into second chain of ch3 cluster that was worked on last row of motif, repeat from * around. Join to beg of round with a sl st. Fasten off.

Notes:
If time allows, it is helpful to block the single crochet base and the motif before joining together. Try out this pattern with any 6-point motif – just enlarge or shrink the base to fit the motif by adding or subtracting sc rows. If enlarging, make sure to keep adding sc between the 2sc st, so a rnd 10 for instance would read: Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1sc into each of next 8 sc, 2sc into next sc, (1sc into each of next 9 sc sts, 2sc into next sc) around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Enjoy and have fun crocheting!

If you are on Ravelry, add it to your notebook and your pattern library by visiting the Tribble Trivet pattern page.

Oh and this motif pattern is a variation on a motif from 300 Classic Blocks for Crochet Projects by Linda P Schapper (affiliate link). I checked it out from the library on Monday. It is really good and has many interesting blocks to try out. I’ve been kind of frankensteining them with my own ideas or a few together with good results.

 

See you all on Monday! Happy Crocheting!
Kristin

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