|At least it's pretty, right?|
But, hey, I needed a trivet, and I had a small amount of cotton yarn that I wanted to use. So. My favorite part is the fun lines that are made by only crocheting in the back loops.
|Here's a close-up.|
I am an American, so I use American terms. Just to clarify. Also, this pattern is probably in the more intermediate-advanced beginner range, but I think it still counts as beginner. If you disagree, feel free to let me know. Note: I like to crochet in the same stitch as each round's starting chains, and I don't count the starting chains as a stitch. It's the best way I've found of making a solid round without the weird holes at the end of each round.
The Simple Yellow Trivet Crochet Pattern
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
bl - back loop
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip
ch4-sp - chain 4 space (This is that gaping area where, in the last row, you had made four chains then single crocheted.)
[...] - The brackets indicate a pattern. For example, if you see "[1 sc, 2 sc] in bl around," you will make 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next, 1 sc in the following st, 2 sc in the stitch after that, etc. etc. until you get back to where you started. And because it indicates "in bl," these stitches will all be made in the back loops.
Round 1: Ch 3. 12 dc in 3rd chain from the hook. Connect to 1st dc with a sl st (NOT the ch 2. Ignore those. They do NOT count as a stitch anywhere in this pattern.)
Round 2: Ch 2. 2 dc in the bl of the same st. 2 dc in the bl of each st around. Connect to 1st dc with a sl st.
Round 3: Ch 1. [1 sc, 2 sc] in bl around, starting in the same st where you ch 1. Connect to 1st sc with a sl st.
Round 4: Ch 2. [dc, dc, 2 dc] in bl around, starting in the same st where you ch 2. Connect to 1st dc.
Round 5: Ch 1. [dc, dc, dc, 2 dc] in bl around. Connect to 1st dc.
Round 6: Ch 1. [1 sc in each of the next 4 st, 2 sc in the next st] in bl around. Connect to 1st sc.
Round 7: Ch 1. [sc, sc, 2 dc, sc, sc, 2 dc, sc, sc, 2 dc, sc, sc, 2 dc, etc.] in bl around. Connect to 1st sc.
Round 8: Sl st in each st until you reach the 2 dc. Sl st in between the 2 dc. (See the picture below.) [Ch 4. Sk to the next 2 dc "cluster" and sc in between the 2 dc] around. You are no longer worrying about bl. End with 1 sc in between the 2 dc cluster you started at. Don't worry about connecting.
|I tried to show where I either sl st or sc in between the 2 dc. You can also kind of see the ending sc above that middle circle.|
Round 9: 4 sc in first ch4-sp. No starting ch for this round. [5 sc in next ch4-sp, 4 sc in the ch4-sp after that] around. Connect to the 1st sc.
Round 10: Ch 1. [sc, sc, ch 1, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 dc, sc, sc] around. Don't count the ch 1 as a st or sk any stitches because of it. End by connecting to the 1st sc with a sl st.