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T-Yarn Flower Trivet Hotpad

Posted on August 14, 2010

T-Yarn Flower Trivet Hotpad

Need a new trivet hotpad? Well grab that old t-shirt and start cutting. This cute flower hotpad was crocheted from the front piece of an old cotton tank top of mine. This particular tank top had side seams so I cut it across from side to side so I could stretch it to created what I call curled t-yarn. Here is my picture tutorial on how to make curled t-yarn.

The nice thing about these trivets is that they are a quick project and only require about 40 yards of t-yarn. Because this was a shirt with side seams, when I reached the side, I just cut at a diagonal to turn so I could work across the front again. Little “tags” are created when you make the turns but can be trimmed once you curl the t-yarn and can be easily hidden within your stitches or at the back of your work. As you can see, all my little tags don’t show. Anyway enjoy this recycled t-shirt project and happy green crafting to all!

Free Crochet Pattern for a T-Yarn Flower Trivet Hotpad

Materials needed:
One-half of a T-shirt – approx. 40 yards of t-yarn
Cut into 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch wide strips and gently pull to curl your t-yarn

Hook: J (6 mm) size metal crochet hook
Finished Trivet Hotpad is 6-1/4 inches wide

Rnd 1
Make a magic circle with t-yarn, work 14 Dc in circle. Join with Sl St to top of 1st Dc to complete first round. Do not turn your work in this project.

Rnd 2
Ch 3. Dc and Ch 1 in each st around. End with Ch 1 and join with Sl St to top of Ch 3.

Rnd 3
Sl st over to first Ch 1 space, Ch 5 and Dc in the Ch 1 sp (first V st made). *Dc , Ch 2, Dc in next Ch 1 sp.* Repeat between the * to work a V st in ea Ch 1 sp. (14 V-sts)

Rnd 4
Sl st over to first Ch 2 space. Ch 3, counts as 1st Dc, work 2 Dc, Tr and 3 more Dc in same Ch 2 sp. Sc in next Ch 2 sp. *3 Dc, Tr, 3 Dc in next Ch 2 sp then work Sc in next Ch 2 sp*. Repeat between the * to end. Sl St into Ch 3 beginning to connect round. (7 Flower clusters made)

Rnd 5
*Sc and Ch 1 in ea Dc and Tr sts of flower cluster. Work Sl St into Sc between clusters.* *. Repeat between the * to end. Sl St to first Sc at beginning to finish rnd. FO.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
Sp – Space
St – Stitch
Tr – Triple or Treble Crochet St
T-Yarn – T-Shirt Yarn

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. ©2010

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10 Responses to “T-Yarn Flower Trivet Hotpad”

  1. Kristy
    Aug 14, 2010

    The minute that I saw that you posted the pattern, I ran and got a t-shirt and made more tarn. I used an I hook, because I couldn’t find my J hook. Then I went to work. I made it in about 15 to 30 minutes. I love love love tarn trivets. The shirt that I used was white. If I was more patient I would have dyed the tarn first. Thank you for posting this pattern. I plan on blogging about the one that I made and I will link to your pattern. 🙂

  2. Ladygoodwood
    Aug 18, 2010

    Lady – you just astound me with your creativity!
    I think I am being good if I demote old T-shirts to car cleaning cloths LOL
    As a child I used to do bobbin knitting, you know, the one where you put 4 small nails in the top of a cotton reel and loop the yarn around. I used to make these really long snakes and then curl them into Trivet stands. My mother still has one – and it is now 40 years old!

  3. Kristina
    Aug 19, 2010

    I also made two small rags for bathroom, from old cotton bedsheet, and they look just fine. But your flower is Wonderful!!!

  4. Scarlet
    Aug 19, 2010

    This is great! I need to learn to do this!

  5. Sharon
    Aug 24, 2010

    Looks great! I made something similar recently out of plarn, but obviously plarn won’t do for a trivet! I’ll have to give tarn a try, as I could use a few more trivets. 🙂

  6. KooKoo
    Aug 25, 2010

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern! 🙂

  7. Stacey
    Jan 14, 2011

    I just made this trivet. It was my first time using Tarn, I plan to give it to my sister for her birthday. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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