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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heart Trivet

Thanksgiving is coming.  I'm making trivets...


Heart Trivet
approximately 8" across
Supplies:
Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn (I used Bernat Handicrafter in Robin's Egg)
Size H hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Outer Heart:
ch 82
R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across (80 st)
R2-6: dc in each st across (80 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Inner Swirl:
ch 32

R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across (80 st)
R2-5: dc in each st across (80 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


To assemble:

Start by rolling the outer heart piece up into a long skinny roll (just like we did with the Bun Shaper).

You can whipstitch it together to keep it from unrolling, or you can slip stitch the loose end to the roll.  As long as the roll is tight we're good!


You can roll in the ends of the long tube to make the top part of the heart.  Curl the ends to the center so they kinda look like a cinnamon roll and then tack them in place.  In the picture the top center of the heart looks tacked together too, but it isn't.  Don't tack it in the center yet!  (we'll do that later)


Now grab your Inner Swirl piece!


Roll it up and whipstitch it together like you did with the Outer Heart piece.  Roll it up into a teardrop shape.  Tack it in place so it doesn't unroll.


Slip the teardrop-shaped Inner Swirl piece into the center of the Outer Heart piece so that it fills in the open gap in the heart.  Adjust the swirls so that they look good.  When you're happy with how they look, grab your yarn and yarn needle and sew everything together (on the back side so it doesn't show!).  Stitch it really well so it doesn't fall apart!  When you're done, shake it around a little to make sure that it's really, really sewn together.


Weave in the ends, and you're done!  Grab a pot and try it out!


xoxo

10 comments:

  1. Thick and perfect to protect from the heat and so cute! An ideal gift for Xmas. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Line! It always makes me so happy when I hear from you! I think they would make great Xmas presents too!
      xo Jaime

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! Thanks for helping me to keep busy every day.

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    1. Hi Sue! LOL!! You know, that's why I do it! I worry that your life isn't busy enough! LOL!!!! (Thank you, btw!)
      xo Jaime

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  3. Made my first one!

    No its not as nice as yours, but its not to bad.... looks like a heart. :)

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    1. Hi Shadowhawke! I don't know how I missed this comment! I think that if looks like a heart, you should count it as a win! LOL!!!
      xo Jaime

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  4. Very nice pattern - and so unique! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I was thinking as ornaments for in a bathroom... as they are washable... light weight and easy to hang... and remind me massively of the sculpted work my grandma used to have in her old bathroom to make it more feminine! :D

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  6. I love your patterns they are always easy to follow and helped me improve my skills. I am making these for my mom and grandma for Christmas as a second part of their gift!!

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