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Crochet Spiral Trivet with Free Pattern

I saw a similar project and just felt like I needed to learn how to crochet a spiral flower/pot holder/trivet. I couldn’t imagine how it was done. But I learned that it is all one piece and the swirl or spiral actually happens as you work. It really isn’t that hard to do. However, with that said, you really do need to count your stitches. I made three before I wrote the pattern. The newest version I made, I changed the color each round thinking it would be easier for you to see, but actually, it was a lot easier to work and count because I could see the stitches better. You can download a printable PDF version of this pattern at the bottom of the post.


  • 2 or 4 different colors of yarn  (4ply acrylic yarn) similar yarn
  • crochet hook 3.75 mm (F)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ss – slip stitch


magic circle
ch 3
dc 15
tighten magic circle

round 1
*ch 21
ss 2nd stitch (this is called a petal)

repeat from * 7 times

work into the first chain of 21
**sc 10
3 sc in next chain
sc 10

move to the next chain of 21 and repeat from **
continue around all petals

round 2 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 11
3 sc in next chain
sc 11

round 3 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 12
3 sc in next chain
sc 12

yes, as you work it does look spider-like

round 4 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 13
3 sc in next chain
sc 13

lay flat, make sure each petal is twisted the same direction

Finishing round – change color if desired
from the top of a petal (center of the 3sc together)
skip the top stitch then
count down the right side 5 stitches
begin at this point – work up to point of petal
sc 5
sc 3 (into the top stitch)
sc 5 down the left side

***move to the next petal, 
count down the right side 5 stitches
work into this stitch (keep it tight)
sc 5
sc 3 (into the top stitch)
sc 5 down the left side

work from *** 6 more times (the next 6 petals)
ss to end

work in all loose ends – I use them to stitch together gaps I feel are uncomfortable between the petals. This makes for a more solid piece.

Gray and cream with pattern variations

Now it is your turn to try, I think you will become addicted!
[Free PDF pattern]

3 Responses

  1. Thanks for the pictures. I’ve made a similar pattern before and found the spidery part to be so confusing without a visual comparison!

  2. Thanks for the visual tutorial. I have make one and trying another but do get caught in the web effect. Nice work. Thanks again for sharing your craft.

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