Sunday, 3 November 2013

Crochet Apple Trivet Free Pattern

Recently, I ran into one of my daughter's former teachers and she thanked us again for our gift of crocheted apples. Then she confessed she uses the cloths as a Trivet because they are much too lovely to use on the dishes. Oh my, we can't have that...I returned home and crocheted her one.

Crochet Apple Trivet

This trivet was hand made by joining my favorite dishcloth pattern (a solid apple and a slice) together with a single crochet stitch.  This gives the trivet extra thickness to protect your furniture.  See pattern below. Plus, it's reversible.  For larger pots I added a round of single crochet stitches in the back loops only.


My Crochet Apple Orchard Collection is almost complete.  I am considering folding the apple slice dishcloth in half and stitching around the edges (similar to the tawashi scrub) to make a nice matching potholder. 

Orchard Scrub

These handy dandy little Orchard Scrubs work from the same pattern below as the Trivet. Follow the pattern until round 4 and fasten off.  The colors by Bernat (country red, sage green, off white and brown) coordinate well with the basket items. 

Apple Pattern
Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd or row counts as dc.
With MC, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3. 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in next dc. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *1 dc in each of next
2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 dc.
5th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc.
*2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 dc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. (2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc) 4 times. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 6 dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in next dc.
1 hdc in next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Sl st in each of next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 6 dc. 1 hdc in next dc. (1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc)
4 times. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Join A with sl st to first sc. 74 sts. Break MC.
7th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sts. (2 dc in next st. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts) 4 times. 2 dc in next st. 1 dc in each of next 4 sts. 1 hdc in next st.
1 sc in each of next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next st. 1 dc in each of next 4 sts. (2 dc in next st. 1 dc in each of next 5 sts) 4 times. 2 dc in next st.
1 dc in each of next 4 sts. 1 hdc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Stem
With B  join with sl st to first sc at top of Apple. Ch 6. Slst back down the stem in each chain. Fasten off.

Leaf
With C, ch 12.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch.
1 tr in each of next 5 ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working across opposite side of ch, 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in each of next 5 ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Sew Leaf to Apple near Hanging Loop.

Finishing
With B, embroider seeds using Bullion stitch. or tie knot in back.

Free Apple Dishcloth pattern is from Michael's Arts & Crafts


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