Turn an old t-shirt into a beautiful crochet t-shirt trivet. This free crochet pattern is quick and easy and includes a video tutorial.
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What is T-shirt Yarn?
T-shirt yarn is yarn made from t-shirts. It can be purchased online but you can also make t-shirt yarn from old shirts you have at home. T-shirt yarn is a great way to recycle old t-shirts. For this project, you will want to make sure your t-shirt yarn is cotton as nylon and other fibers can melt. You can learn to make standard-sized and super thick t-shirt yarn here!
Crochet T-shirt Trivet
T-shirt yarn has a lot of benefits. It is super thick and creates projects in just a few rows. Because it is so thick this t-shirt trivet can be made in only 4 rows and is thick enough to be made in a single piece.
Because T-shirt yarn is so thick and does not have a lot of stretch, it can be hard on your hards. Consider taking breaks while working on a project with t-shirt yarn.
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Crochet T-shirt Trivet Pattern
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23-24 yds of Cotton T-shirt Yarn (Learn to make your own here!)
Size P 10mm Crochet Hook
Smaller Crochet Hook for Weaving in ends
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Note: An X-large t-shirt will yield 23-24 yards of yarn.
Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 2 DC X 1 Row = 1 inch
Size: 7.5 inches in diameter
Crochet T-shirt Trivet Video Tutorial
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Crochet T-shirt Trivet Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch. This means you will work your first ST into the same stitch that you slip stitched to and you will not work a stitch into the top of the turning chain.
Row 1: Make a Magic Circle, CH2, Work 12 DC into the Magic Circle. SLST to first DC. (12)
Row 2: CH2, Work 2DC into each ST of Row 1. SLST to first DC. (24)
Row 3: CH2, *Work a DC in next ST, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to first DC. (36)
Row 4: CH5, Skip the next 2 STs. Work a SLST into each of the next 34 STs. SLST into each of the 5 CH created at the beginning of the row.
Note: The slip stitches of row 4 are worked under both the front and back loop of the stitch so that the slip stitch is seen on the front of the work.
Weaving in your ends
Since t-shirt yarn is so thick it is hard to use a yarn needle to weave in your ends. Instead, you can use a smaller hook to pull the yarn ends under a few stitches. Just push your smaller hook under some loops on yarn and use the hook to pull the yarn end through. Clip off the excess yarn.
Now your crochet t-shirt trivet is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.
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