Drops of Sunshine Trivet/Hot Pad
Add a little Drop of Sunshine to your picnic table this summer with this trivet/hot pad free crochet pattern. Protect your tablecloth from hot dishes with this trivet/hot pad. The use of the SSC in combination with the 4mm hook makes a tight stitch creating a thick, sturdy fabric that’s great for heat protection.
If you have some left over cotton yarn this Drops of Sunshine Trivet/Hot pad free crochet pattern is a perfect stash buster pattern. This trivet/hot pad pattern takes less than one ball of 100% cotton yarn to make. Add as many or little colors as you’d like to create your very own version.
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- Yarn – Sugar n Cream (affiliate link), #4, worsted weight, 100% cotton, 100-150 yards
- Hook – G/4mm
- Notions – needle for weaving in ends
11.75″ x 10″
8sts x 11 rows = 2″ – though not important for this project
Ch(s) – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; ea – each; sl st – slip stitch; sc – single crochet; dc – double crochet; SSC – split single crochet; Fsc – Foundation single crochet
Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc) – ch2, (does not count as st), insert hook into first ch, yo, pull up loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops, one FSC made.
Split Single Crochet (SSC) – Insert hook in between the “legs” of the WS of the sc from the previous row, yo, pull through two loops on hook. See tutorial pic. Or see video link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAqIfez0vyo
Fan – 5dc in the same st
- To make your trivet wider or shorter, use multiples of 6 + 3.
- In the sample picture, I changed colors halfway through the piece, every two rows. You may do so if you’d like, switching colors on the last st of the row where you are changing colors.
- If you’re having a hard time doing the SSC, just use a sc throughout.
Row 1: Fsc – 39
Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in ea st across, turn. <39sc>
Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 SSC in ea st across till one st remains, 1 sc in the last st, turn. <2sc, 37SSC>
Rows 4 – 47: Repeat Row 3.
Row 48: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 SSC in ea st across till one st remains, 1 sc in the last st, do not turn, continue on to edging. <2sc, 37SSC>
Round 1: Place 2 sc in the side post of the same st, 1 sc in ea side post st going down <48sc>. Working along the bottom now, place 2sc in the first corner st, 1 sc in ea st across, 2 sc in the last bottom corner st <41sc>. Working up the other side, place 1 sc in ea side post st going up, place 2 sc in the last side post st, sl st to the first st of Row 48 changing colors, do not turn. <48sc>.
Round 2: Working along the top, ch1, 1 sc in the same st, [sk2 sts, Fan in the next st, sk2 sts, 1 sc in the next] 6x, Fan in corner st (center st). Working down the side, [sk2 sts, 1 sc in the next, sk2 sts, Fan in the next] 7x, sk2 sts, 1 sc in the next, sk2 sts, Fan in the corner st. Working along the bottom, [sk2 sts, 1 sc in the next, sk2 sts, Fan in the next] 6x, sk2 sts, Fan in the next st (center st). Working up the other side, [sk2 sts, 1 sc in the next, sk2 sts, Fan in the next] 7x, sk2 sts, 1 sc in the next, sk2 sts, Fan in the corner st, sl st to the sc of the top row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.