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DIY Kitchen Trivet

September 2, 2016

If you have looked into buying a trivet, they can be expensive. A trivet is something you probably need, but don't necessarily want to spend a lot of money on. Consider making your own with this simple technique and easy to find materials. You can alter the size and make a coaster or enlarge it and make a placemat. 

Materials:

  • Clothesline (cotton)
  • Cotton yarn (Peaches n Cream)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Directions:

This technique isn't crochet or knitting but rather a wrapping and stitching technique. Start with the Cotton yarn and pull out a length you are comfortable working with, 1-2 yards in length. Thread one end of yarn through the needle. 

Take the clothesline end and roll it onto itself to make a circle. 

beginning circle
Wrap the end of the Cotton yarn around the clothesline circle - similar to winding a ball of yarn. 

Once the circle is covered, wrap the Cotton yarn around the length of clothesline.

 stitching together
I wrapped 10 times around and then took a stitch into the circle.
Then I wrapped another 10 times around the clothesline, and took a stitch into the row before.
Continue to wrap and stitch around the outside of the circle.
** Continue this technique to finish. 

 

changing yarns
**Add a new Cotton yarn as needed, covering the ends of each piece of yarn with the wrapping

Using all cotton material is the safest option when using the finished piece with pots and pans that will be hot.

finished

Options:

There's almost unending variety that can be achieved with this concept. Just be sure to set your parameters before you begin so that your work is consistent. 

  • change color of the yarn 
  • change your stitching pattern (like 3 sewn stitches instead of 1)
  • stitch down two rows of wrapped line instead of one
  • dye the work after you are finished
  • dye the clothes line

This post is a part of the #CCBG Creatively Crafty Blog Group's September Craft Challenge where the theme was Kitchen Craft. The following members participated in the challenge. 

Life Beyond the Kitchen | Green Trivet

2 Dishing Divas | Customizable Wall Art

Try it - Like it | DIY Kitchen Trivet

Al Things Beautiful | Fun and Creative Vegetable Painting

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This is a great idea! I've been thinking maybe I need new trivets and pot holders, but somehow hadn't thought to dream some up. Thanks for the reminder and the idea to dream designs again! :)

This looks so simple and it turns out beautiful! Thanks for sharing on the #sustainablesunday link up!

This is really cool!

This is adorable! I can't wait to try it out - it looks a lot easier than I would have thought!



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