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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kitchen Kolors

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I purchased this exact trivet below at a craft fair, back in the 60's, and it has been in daily use since that time, which gives a lot of credit as to its durability.  However I never cared for the center the large center space and the center hole.
I believe at one time there was a written version of the original trivet in Crochet World Magazine, but I have so many books and it has been so many years, I doubt I would chance to find it now. So I cannot provide a source for the pattern of this old trivet.    
Over the years I have tweaked and modified the structure of  the pattern and it  changed / developed.  So what you will find here is my reworked version of the pattern. 
There are other similar patterns on the internet, however I like my pattern better.  It takes less yarn and fewer rows, but still provides an impressive trivet.
I make several variations of this pattern all are posted on this blog.

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An excellent tutorial for the Popcorn stitch can be found here
Regular                                                         Popcorn                                                          Spoke

45 comments:

  1. WOW !! I can't wait to make several of these for Christmas present. Once I get the hang of the construction technique I plan on making one with thread as a Christmas ornament.

    THANK YOU for this fantastic pattern!

    Sue in Portland, OR

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    1. I am so delighted you like it. Feel free to take it up a step. I am working on the "next generation" now. Hint Spiral center. Go for it.

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  2. So pretty. I'm thinking of making some to frame and hang in my kitchen. Thanks for the pattern! :)

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  3. omg!This are so cool! Cant wait to start on them i am doing projects myself for my sister in law making some plastic bag holders with pot holders found a pattern online, now i am doing my own pattern which im so proud of.. Thanks for the pattern..

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  4. Have you tried it with rug yarn yet? I wonder if it would look, lay and work as well with out being to bulky...

    Sybil in Terre Haute,Indiana.

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    1. Rug yarn is good, J or K hook. Larger of course but just as lovely. Cotton yarn also good. Have not tried thread but one person was going to try it with thread for Christmas ornaments.

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    2. These are beautiful! would love to make an afghan out of them!

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    3. I think it might be too thick unless you did it with sport or baby yarn

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    4. LOVE,Love your crochet afghans and your other crochet projects!!!! What is your inspiration for your color schemes? I have the worst time trying to decide what colors to use on my projects and how to make my projects look unique. You have a wonderful ability to make amazing crochet items. Any suggestions from yo would be greatly appreciated. Once again thank you so much so sharing your beautiful crochets.

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    5. A garden has many colors. Pick the colors you love and follow your heart. You may have noticed my post on Red Hearts Color Coordinates List, Start there then toss something totally wild into the mix. How much you use will be ruled by the effect it produces. I believe an afghan is the "heart" of a room and should almost glow I make mine bright some of them almost NEON. I also like texture and when designing my own items I add various stitches to create it. Thank you for your lovely compliments


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  5. Your Kitchen Kolors are wonderful! I can hardly wait to start on them. All the different color combinations-and the designs that can be made with them! Thankyou sooooo much for your patterns, they give me something to look forward to and they are different. And that's what I look for.

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  6. Thank you for posting this pattern! I rcv'd one of these as a gift several years ago and it's my fave trivet! Now I can make them myself! I always got compliments on it and to actually see the pattern I'm so excited! Your patterns are beautiful and this one I cannot wait to tackle! Thanks again!

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    1. Share the wealth. Share the pattern. Expand the pattern. Fly free ! They make lovely little gifts. As stashbusters no two are alike. They more bazaar the color combination the more attractive they are. Watch for Kitchen Kolors The Next Generation coming soon. Thank you

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  7. THESE TRIVETS ARE UNDOUBTLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL I HAVE EVER SEEN. I HAVE BEEN CROCHETING FOR 48 YEARS AND HAVE HAD PATTERNS GALORE FROM THE 1920'S TO CURRENT DAY. YOU HAVE MADE A GREAT PATTERN TWEEKING THIS ONE AND I AGREE WITH YOU, I DON'T LIKE THE LARGE HOLES IN THE CENTER EITHER. I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS PATTERN AND I HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE EVERYONE THAT I KNOW ONE FOR CHRISTMAS. GREAT WORK!!!!!!

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  8. New Generation coming soon....spiral center. Having trouble getting the pattern up as I am getting ready for a craft fair Oct 6th. Check back I think you will like them.
    Thanks Dorie

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  9. I did this pattern and loved how easy it was and how nice it is. I made 8 for family thank's so much for sharing this.

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  10. OMG I LOOVE THIS PATTERN! I made one and like Sue in Portland once I got the hang of it and finished omg I can't tell you how excited I was {yes it doesn't take much :} It's the best Hotpad Pattern I've seen so THANK YOU!

    Conni of Hegewisch

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  11. I love to see someone as excited as I am about crochet. Explore with different stitch patterns and color combos. Bet you can take it up a notch. You simply cannot make an ugly one.

    Thanks Dorie

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  12. This is such a fabulous pattern! I thought that it would be impossible for me to follow, but the pattern looks simple enough to make, and will be a great present for the lady who taught me crochet! I am always delighted to show her some neat thing I have learned. Thank you for sharing this. I am astonihed by your cleverness, recreating the pattern from a finished product.

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    1. When you practice Crochet the methods of basic construction become instinctive. When one has ripped out as many attempts as I have they learn the flow of the work. Eternally "a learner" I try to improve upon good and make better. Challenge is my constant teacher. I love items that look difficult but are deceptively easy. Always think outside the box. Thank you.

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  13. Love this, however when I looked over and watched your site posting that it had tracked a 'hit' from my town as well as some others and where, Sorry lady! Don't we have enough ppl. tracing our every move that we can't relax at a crochet site without it? I Won't be back here!
    THEN SECURITY CHECK, "PROVE YOU'RE NOT A ROBOT" ??
    PLEASE!

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    1. I hear you and agree. Every time I sign on, the same "hit counter" also identifies me. However it does not pinpoint my exact location. It only list the city location from my Internet Service Provider which is over 20 miles away from my actual location. You may note, I do not demand anyone "join" my site to receive the patterns. I do not ask for email addresses. I allow anonymous comments so nobody has to sign their name. I also provide a contact email address if anyone has questions or comments they do not want made public. I provide a method to print my patterns so nobody has to come back unless they want to. I do not ask for money and do not deal with payment information.

      I put the "hit counter" on my Blog purely for my own personal satisfaction and perhaps my vanity. I love to see where in the world my patterns are being shared. I was blessed with a talent that I love to share. It gives me a feeling of joy to know that my Blog is a site where so many other talented persons from anywhere in the world can meet on a common ground and work together to share and create items that bring happiness, joy and comfort to themselves and others.

      I know you will never see this but I still wish to say, I am very glad you like this pattern. I hope you did print it since you have declared you will not be back. I am very sorry you feel the way you do because I have no ulterior motives and my feeling are genuine.

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    2. PS: The "prove you are not a robot" thing is not of my doing. I am dealing with a Blog that has dedicated functions that I cannot override. This function is to protect the Blog contents from robot web crawlers who may try to obtain information without discretion. It is also to protect the rights of others who may visit here, and yes that means even you.

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    3. Well said Dorie! I have enjoyed your patterns! I received the link to this pattern from a friend and I have been amazed at your talent and willingness to share and except nothing in return! Thank you very much!

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    4. Thank you so much. After the holiday crunch I will try to put up more patterns more often. I try to put up unique patterns or old time favorites that anyone can make, share and enjoy.

      Dorie

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  14. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully unique pattern. It is beautiful. I am totally addicted to ripple star point afghans, so love all of your patterns. Have you ever considered using the trivet pattern as your center for a ripple......I just have to try it.

    Thanks again for your sharing your patterns with all of us.

    Happy New Year

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I am also totally addicted to Round Ripple afghans and make more of those than any other kind. I make many trivets but this one is my favorite. I have a huge yarn stash so I love stash busters. One person I know did start an afghan with this trivet as the center. It was in red, white and blue and very attractive. However I did not see the finished afghan. I think it would be nice with it for the center and on the outside end of each point. But I always have so many projects lined up that I never took the time to work up a pattern. If you work that one out let me know. I would love to see it. If you want to work it in Motifs and join them together perhaps sport or baby weight yarn would be best due to the thickness of the folds. I would love to see it

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  15. I just had to start it....the trivet is beautiful...I loved your teal, back and purple one and since I had my own stash of those colors I've decided to go with it.....I love that the ripples work up so fast....I'm not sure it's going to lay flat but since it's going to be an afghan I can live with that. I will send you a picture when I get it done. I took it to work today to show what I had done and people were blown away having never seen a center like that. I've used worsted, if it works out I'm going to try a baby one. Like you I have a ton of projects on the burner, but I just had to give this one a try. Thanks again for sharing your patterns.

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    1. Oh my goodness, now you have me all excited. Please keep me updated and if you have any problems let me know. My brain is suddenly on overdrive. Since it is going to be so large you may wish to work through both loops in some areas, also to run some double crochet rows so it will not get tedious. I am also thinking maybe some popcorn stitches. I can't wait to see if you can work it out. Write it down / make notes as you go. You may be creating a "best seller" If it works out and you send me a photo I am able to watermark it for you and you can post it to you site or I can post it to mine with your credits.

      For private email in my profile at the bottom of the page you can email me direct.

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  16. This is such a beautiful pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I can't wait to make it.

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  17. I LOVE retro patterns! your color combos are awesome!

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  18. I've made a bunch of these...thanks for the pattern. They are really unique, but I'm surprised you don't specify cotton yarn. I'd hate to make one out of acrylic and have it melt the first time someone puts a hot dish on it!

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    1. Cotton yarn is nice but I use Acrylic almost all of the time and I have never had one melt. My casseroles go immediately from the oven to the trivet so I assume / know mine can take 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I toss them in the washer and dryer too, never had a problem. I DO NOT put/leave them inside the microwave, or oven, so I have no idea what would happen there but I suspect it WOULD NOT be good. I DO NOT recommend this trivet be used as a hot pod due to the open spaces between the folds. I did have an Acrylic yarn afghan on my deck that came in contact with an ACTUAL FLAME (long story) and that did melt holes in it, but it did not burst into flames or burn as one might suspect it would. I use stash yarn of many types. Yarn selection can be at the discretion of anyone who likes the pattern.
      Thanks for your comment. It may help others make a decision.

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  19. You are an amazing talented woman! I have never made one of these and have been crocheting for over 45 years! SO now that you inspired me I believe I will give this a try! I am always so grateful and appreciative to all who so freely share their beautiful creations.

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    1. Amazing, not so much, God given talent yes. Crochet is an “Art” and “Art” belongs to everyone. I just spread it around. This is a fun pattern. You cannot make an ugly one even if you try. Pretty and Practical always a winning combination.

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  20. Thank YOU so Very much for your version! I, too, made a smaller hole. And worked the stripes as well. There is a pattern for the 10-point Hotpad. If you are interested, please email me : sdlb17@ymail.com. Thanks again! Sheri *¿*

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    1. Hi Sheri, I have not tried a Hotpad as I thought it might be a problem with the holes between the folds. But I sure would like to find out more about it.
      Thanks Dorie

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  21. I noticed that some folks want to wait for X-mas! Why? Ha! Love colors all the time! Beautiful site!!! Just Gorgeous! I'm waiting to make one of your blankys as soon as the 4 projects ahead of it are done! Lovely hearing from you too! Big Hugs again, Sheri *¿*

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    1. I think Christmas excites a generous heart and those of us who are born to give just want to give everyone something for Christmas. But still we do not want to make others feel obligated and then there is that darn budget to consider isn’t there? So at this time of the year we all go looking for some special little something that we can whip up for those little stocking stuffer type gifts and teacher presents. I love items that look hard to make but are really easy. Thank you

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  22. Thank you for such a creaive pattern. Defenitely going to try this one.

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  23. Thank you so much for the Kitchen Kolors pattern. I have made a couple in 4-ply cotton and they came out divine! Gave one to a friend and she loved it!

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    1. So glad you are enjoying the pattern and sharing your art. Sharing is Caring. Comments like yours make my heart smile. Dorie

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  24. I just purchased one of these trivets at a craft show but I am not having success with the completion rows. My trivet does not lay as flat or neat as the purchased one. Is there a tutorial available to show the finishing rows as I am wondering what I am doing incorrectly?

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    1. Are you working the pattern from my Blog? My pattern gives the written instructions as well as close up photos as a visual aid. All photos are high resolution and if you double click on them they will enlarge for a closer look. If you are still having a problem please use the Email App on the right sidebar to contact me directly. Thank you Dorie

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