Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Pattern - Pine Tree Trivet

After a long hiatus from designing, I'm back in action with a new knit + crochet pattern... Pine Tree Trivet!

Bring the outdoors in with this woodsy trivet! This hotpad uses a slip-stitch pattern to make a double-thick fabric, sturdy enough to protect your table. You need only a small amount of bulky-weight yarn; I used about half a ball of vintage rug yarn. A scrap amount of worsted, such as Sugar ‘n Cream, will do for the optional crochet trunk. You can knit your tree in realistic colors, or do one up in a funky shade to match your d├ęcor. Try green and red for a festive Christmas tree! If you don’t crochet, you can easily knit a trunk—just make a garter stitch square and sew it on.

You will need:
♥approx. 35 yd. of bulky-weight yarn
♥scrap amount of worsted-weight yarn (optional)
♥size US 8 (5mm) knitting needles
♥size 8/H (5mm) crochet hook (optional)
♥yarn needle, scissors, tape measure

17 sts x 34 rows = approx. 4” square in pattern stitch
gauge not crucial, but fabric should be dense to protect against heat

Approx. Finished Size:
7.5” wide at base; 7” tall, excluding trunk
trunk measures approx. 1.5” tall x 2.5” wide

This pattern has a Ravelry page, and the PDF is available for sale in my Ravelry and Etsy stores.

Any comments and feedback are welcome!


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