Kitchen Kolors Trivet

BASIC TRIVET PATTERN
This is an amazing stashbuster and the color changes in this pattern 
are what make each  trivet unique. 

Materials
Approximately 3 1/2 oz worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice.
Susan Bates Hook size I or J

NOTES:

Center wheel and Foundation chain row requires about 11 ½ yards

I start with a magic circle or loop (there are many free tutorials on the internet) because I do not like the ridge and/or the hole in the center, left by a chain ring start, if you don’t mind them, Ch 5, sl st in first stitch to form circle.


Rnd 1:   Ch 3, 19 dc in ring, sl st in top of ch 3, ch 1, do not turn. Pull yarn tail to close circle. (20 sts)
Do not turn rounds.  Pattern is worked face up.

Foundation Round:
Rnd 2: Sc in joining and next sc, (*ch 21, being very careful not to twist the chain, sc in next 2 sts) repeat from *, ending with a sl st in first sc, ch 1 do not turn. (10 chain loops with 2 sc between each loop)

Setup Round: (Exact count needed on this round to create shape)

Rnd 3 Working in back loop only, sc in joining and next sc,(* sc in first 10 ch sts, 3 sc in next st for point, sc in next 10 sts, sc in the two sc between loops) repeat from * around ending with sl st in first sc.

At this time the piece will automatically start to fold in the correct finished position.

 Rnds 4, 5, 6:  Ch 1,  *(sc in each st to the point, work 3 sc in center of points), repeat from * around,  join with sl st in first sc, End off.     Make color changes as to personal preference and availability.



4                                                                      5                                                                      6
Point Connection Round:  From here you will be working only in the top of each point.

Rnd 7: Fold points (per photo 1 ), attach yarn in 6th st on right side of any point. Sc in 6 sc, 3 sc in point, sc in next 6 sc.  Insert hook in 7th stitch, 
( photo 2) counting down 7 sc, on the  right side of next point; insert hook through both sts (7th sc same point and 7th sc  next point) complete joined sc. (photo 3)  Continue around joining the 7th stitch of worked point to 7th st of next point around. End with a joined sc in the 10th point to conect to the first,  Sl st in next st to join. 


1                                                  2                                                  3                                                  4
If you want a smooth edge,   Cut yarn, work in ends.

If you want ripple edge,  ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, (*sc in next st, ch 2, sc in next st) repeat around, skipping the center 3 sts in the low area between the points.  Join, end off work in ends.



Note: A 7 or 8 point trivet can be made by adjusting the number of points and the amount of yarn.


 Popcorn Center


The popcorn center is ezcellent if you wish to make your trivets look like flowers. 
Pattern:
Start with either a chain loop, or a magic circle / loop. 

Rnd 1:  Work (*1 popcorn stitch, ch 2,) in loop, repeat 4 more times.  Sl st in top of first popcorn.  Total 5 popcorn stitches with ch 2 sp between each popcorn.
Rnd 2:  Work (*popcorn st, ch 2, Popcorn st, ch 2) in each ch 2 space.  Join with sl st to top of first popcorn.  Total 10 popcorn stitches with ch 2 between each popcorn.
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Formation Round:
Rnd 3:  2 sc in next 2 ch sp, chain 21 being careful not to twist chain, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, around, join with sl st in first sc.  Ch 1.
From this point follow basic pattern Setup Round to finish.
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For a sunflower you would use brown for the popcorn stitches, yellow for the points 
and finish the final point connection round in green.

For a Daisy make a yellow popcorn center, white points, green edge
For a Poinsettia make a gold popcorn center,  red points, green edge
For a fantasy flower choose colors of your choice.



Spoke Center
Spoke Center
Start with chain ring or magic circle / loop
Rnd 1: ch 5, *(dc in loop, ch 2) repeat from * 9 more times, join with sl st to 3 ch of beginng ch.
            ((10 spokes with ch 2 between each spoke
Work same as Formation round of basic pattern, to finish.


To make this pattern using double crochet stitches:

Work center of choice.

Work the basic chain Foundation Round.



Work setup round with double crochet 

Work next round in double crochet


 Work point connection round
Finish edge as desired

You can mix double crochet and single crochet rows in the same piece, just keep the basic height/width of the rows so the folds will lay even.

74 comments:

  1. So beautiful & original! I love it!! thanx for sharing the pattern too!

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    1. really pretty!!! can't wait to try this!! thank you so much for pattern.

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    2. I have made several of these from another site and about a year ago. They are really fun.

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    3. This is beautiful. Can hardly wait to do it. Thanks so much!

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    4. Very pretty pattern! I can't wait to get started! Thank you!

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    5. I'm trying this as soon as I finish the Blanket i'm making.. Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. Can't wait to try this! Great pattern writing and the trivet's are SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Lovely...Cant wait to try the pattern! What inspired you?

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    1. This is a modern adaptation of a very old pattern. You can see the original here:
      http://idealdelusions.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-kolors.html

      Thank you

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  4. I know I'm missing something, but... how do you make a popcorn stitch???

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    1. Learning is a lifetime occupation. I am still learning. There is an Excellent tutorial for the popcorn stitch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg58yUidv5M

      Standard popcorn stitch
      Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch. Drop the loop from your hook, insert hook from front to back into the top loops of the first double crochet of the group. Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch, complete slip st. When working in a small area such as the center of this trivet, I often make a 4 dc popcorn stitch instead of 5. It gives the same "pop" without so many stitches.

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    2. thank you!
      I know I've made them before but couldn't remember :o)

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  5. Hi, I. Fell in love with these when I first saw them and I am trying to make a couple for my daughter for Christmas. The part I am having a problem with is when to change colors. Do I change colors on round 4, again on round 5, and again on round 6? Thank you so much for generously sharing this pattern.

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  6. My Trivet examples are stash busters created with yarn I already have on hand. You may use all one color if you wish or plan your colors in accordance to what your yarn availability allows. I work face up, use only one color on any given round and I join each round. If continuing with the same color, join, ch 1, sc in the joining and each stitch around. If I am changing colors I end off and attach a new color. The number of color you use and when you change them would be of your personal choice. Chose the colors you love and let the finished trivet surprise you. If you like the pinwheel effect in the center I suggest using the same color for rounds 1 through 4.

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  7. I have never seen anything like this before. They are very interesting to look at. I can't wait to make a few. Thanks for posting!

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    1. They are a lot of fun to make and useful too. Looks hard but is really easy. Wild color combinations just add to the fun. See the Kitchen Kolors The Next Generation on this Blog Thank you Dorie

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  8. Could you please add a print button app on the bottom of this too? I love this site of yours!!
    THANKS!!

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  9. I'd like to try these, they seem easy and original. But I'd use more bright colors to my taste. I also wanna share a great tutorial for a kitchen trivet, you may create a great number of variations with this pattern, I adore it. All my friends have them as well as gifts. The tutorial is simple and understandable. Originally it was taken from Craft Passion.com, but I added it with other possible varaints. I will be glad if you find it useful and will crochet some for yourselves http://bit.ly/Toz7DM.

    P.S. you may use this to turn your own tutorials into videos if you like this format. Valerie.

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    1. Hi Valerie, First let me say, I am delighted to meet you. I also love bright colors but am even more fond of shocking color combinations and contrast. I always say I have a "NEON" personality. Texture is also a major factor which is another reason why I am more fond of crochet than knitting. I followed your link but I have a very, very old computer and the video would not play well. I did manage to pull up your "collection" of videos on that website and here I must tell you I am a big fan of yours. I have already discovered some of your pattern posts and they are brilliant. I am a pattern addict and constantly search the WWW for unique patterns. I have hundreds more patterns than I can ever hope to make but yours are some of my very favorites. I have saved some of them to my computer for personal use. Thank you for sharing your link. One day I hope to have a new computer then perhaps I will be able to view them all. Thank you

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    2. Doris, are Valerie's patterns posted or just the videos? I admit I am kind of a "newbie" to searching the web, so any help would be appreciated.

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    3. You can find the written (with Photo's) version of the turkey pattern for hot pads and coaster that is in the video on the Craft Passion website.
      http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/11/crochet-turkey-coasters-and-ornaments.html/2
      I do not know the owner of the website.

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  10. Thank you so much for this pattern! I love it! I have never seen anything like this before, I am eager to try and make one!
    Thank you! /Annelie in Sweden

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    1. Hi Annelie,
      Hello from the USA. It is so nice to see you here. Thank you for your comment and please explore / enjoy / share any or all of the patterns on this site.
      Dorie

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  11. Nice post. Learnt many new things from your post. Thanks for sharing. fantasy kitchens

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    1. Thank you for your visit and lovely complement.

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  12. Thank you for the lovely pattern

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  13. This was fun and came out beautiful. Thanks!

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    1. Made from scrap yarn they are Ecology conscious, Fun, Fast, Pretty and Practical. What’s not to like? So glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. Decide the purpose for your trivet collection. Some cooks collect trivets to use them at meals. Others like to collect different styles based on the quality of the design.

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    1. Some persons have hung mine on the wall.
      Thank you for your note

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    2. I tried the pattern and it was easy to follow. My problem is that I can't get it to lay flat. In the instructions at one point you say to sc in back loops only. Was this to be done throughout the pattern or just for that one round?

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    3. The patterns on this blog are written in U.S. terms and must be adjusted for U.K. terms.
      I have made this trivet working through both loops but I usually single crochet in the back loop only, except for when I am working on the point connection round where I crochet through both loops for more stability.
      I believe stitching in the back loop only gives the trivet more flexibility as well as a defined stitch pattern.
      The weight of your yarn, hook size and your crochet tension can affect how the finished trivet lays.
      Gauge is not terribly important on this project. You could try a larger or smaller hook depending on if you crochet loose or tightly.
      Sometimes working with “mystery yarn” from my stash I have run into a thicker than normal WW yarn and the trivet has more bulk but tends not to lay as flat.
      You could block it lightly however with normal usage the heat from the hot dish will auto press it for you

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  15. Thank You for this beautiful pattern...can't wait to get started.
    Marion in Australia

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    1. You are very welcome. I hope you have a lot of fun with it.

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  16. Thank you for this pattern. It seems easy to follow and I will try it when I finish my grandson's blanket that I am working on. I also plan to try some of the other things you have posted - they are all so beautiful!

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  17. Thank you for saying such nice things. I love to share.

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  18. Great pattern, the problem I'm having is I'm not sure when to do the twist after row 3 or after row 6.
    Thank
    Karen

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    1. Your trivet should automatically start to fold in the correct direction when you lay it flat. When you have completed row 6, lay it flat and you can easily see how to fold the points. The joining row is only worked in the tips of the points and not in every stitch around the entire trivet. If you have more questions please contact me.

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    2. Thank you Doris, I saw that after the 7 th row. I wish I could show you my first one.
      Do you know if there is diffrtent sizes? It would be nice to give a set in 3 sizes.

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    3. I have seen this trivet made with 7 points instead of 10. It makes it a little smaller but not all that much. I like the 10 point myself. I think it would be sufficient for all except a large platter. I believe if you go larger it might/would overlay itself and not work out. You could of course make a larger center starting circle and set up for more points. After you do the first round (20 stitches) do a second round with 10 increases that would give you a base for 15 points I think. (I am really lousy at math) but once you get that large it may start to get tedious perhaps with all those single crochet. I’m not sure how that would work out as I have never tried it. I have considered trying to make an oval one but have not gotten that worked out yet. I have a few issues I have to work out first then I may revisit this pattern again.

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  19. I love the pattern!! I have so many color ideas for the holidays! Thank you for the patterns! :-)

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  20. I love the different color ideas with this pattern. Definitely make different ones for each holiday. Thanks for the pattern :-).

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    1. You know I did that too. Easter Colors, Christmas, Halloween even 4th of July/Flag day in Red, White and Blue. And I made a bunch to look like flowers. I made a stack of them all colors and gave them to my niece. She had her kids give them as teacher gifts at Christmas. They were well received. I think this is a fun project. Cannot begin to remember how many I have made over the years.

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  21. You are welcome to the patterns here. I love to share. Expand on what you see here. Make it your own. I am sure they will be amazing.

    Thanks for the comment.
    Dorie

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  22. Thank you for making this pattern print friendly. There are so many patterns that aren't print friendly, it just makes it so frustrating not to have hard copies of patterns. I can't wait to get into this particular pattern. Looks very cool, I love geometrics!

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    1. All my patterns are print friendly either on the bottom of the page or from the sidebar. I also collect patterns and I have enough mess on my computer without all of the advertising that comes along with copy and paste. I try to post patterns the way they will be easy to share.
      Thank you for your comment
      Dorie

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  23. I really like your trivets! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. You gave me my first smile today.

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    1. You are very Welcome, Thank you for your comment.

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  25. The color combos are a welcome site on this dreary day....thank you for your talent and sharing it.

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    1. I love color and unique color combos. Even practical items can delight the eye with the right amount of color.
      Thank you for your comment. Dorie

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  26. any chance of a youtube video? i goofed a tad and cannot figure where i made error. thnx either way.. so lovely a work

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    1. I am sorry there are none that I am aware of. However if you use the "Email Me" form located in the right sidebar and tell me where you are stuck I might be able to help.
      Dorie

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  27. Wow! As someone who hasn't an American or British 'baggage', I think these trivet are just FAN-TAS-TIC designs I had never seen before! I love them, sure I'll make some but not for their original purpose, not going to start canning at this time of my life ;) , but I see them as... perhaps dream catcher or something of the sort. Thanks so much for teaching us so many beautiful things. Hug and 2 kisses from Spain

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  28. Hello to you from North Carolina USA. Glad you like the pattern. I have had persons mention they were going to use the pattern, in thread, to make Christmas tree decorations, another said a pillow face, another thought perhaps a wall hanging. One person recently sent me a photo of an afghan she had created with the trivet as the center. Would love to know what you do with it. Thank you for also making me smile. Hugs and kisses right back at you. Have a wonderful day

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  29. I really think these are very cool! Could you make a video on you tube going step by step? I am new to trying to read a pattern. Thanks!!!

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    1. Hi Carol, I am sorry but I only have a laptop computer and do not have the necessary hardware and/or software to post video. I have written out the pattern and posted photos of each step. This pattern is fairly easy and you can use the "Email Me" function in the sidebar if you have questions. I will try to help.
      Thanks for your comment.

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  30. Hi Doris, Can this pattern be done using 100% cotton such as Peaches & Creme or Sugar n Cream? Or would that be too bulky? Since you have this mastered, I'm sure you've tried different medias. Absolutely beautiful work you do. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Hi Joan,
    I have made this pattern as a trivet with Peaches & Crème Cotton, Red Heart Super Saver, Aunt Lydia's Rug yarn and ‘mystery yarn” dug up from the dregs at the very bottom of my stash. I have made this pattern in bedspread weight # 10 Cotton (Silver and Gold metallic) for Christmas tree and package trim. Double face tape one on a round piece of cardboard cut from a cereal box and hang it on the wall. Your imagination rules.
    Thanks for your Comment.
    Dorie



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  32. So beauty flower and tutorial, thanks for sharing.

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  33. Thanks for the pattern!! I <3 it ^_^

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  34. Thank for sharing.
    I wanna try it.

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    1. Thank you for your visit. You are very welcome

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  35. is it possible to turn this into an afghan?

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    1. Several persons have advised me they created an afghan using the trivet for the center part. One even sent me a photo of her finished project. I have no pattern to help you accomplish that, but perhaps you can work it out on your own. I do have patterns posted for Round Ripple Afghans that are all worked from one basic pattern. You might prefer just to work one of those or you might be able to combine both patterns if you are experienced at crochet. The Basic Round Ripple (Star) Afghan Pattern is on this blog as well as a page titled, Tips and Tricks for the Round Ripple Afghan. If you try it let me know how it works out. I will make one suggestion: As the trivet is fairly heavy, if you try using the trivet for the center, use a lighter weight yarn so the center will not pull the project out of shape.

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  36. Thank you for such a great pattern..... Christmas presents come to mind

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    1. They do look lovely as Poinsettias but the are hard working all year long. Be sure to use team colors for the guy's. My guy likes to eat in front of the TV. They make a good buffer between a hot plate and a metal TV tray. Make them with metallic crochet thread and a small hook. Stiffen with a glue/water mix and hang them on the tree or use for package ties.
      Thanks for your Comment Dorie

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