Rescued Trivet







I love to visit resale shops and antique stores.  This morning I stopped at our local Goodwill Store which is conveniently located on my way to the office.  Just before I arrived they had put out a crocheted bottle cap trivet.  Amy who works there knows I do crochet and pottery so she pointed it out to me.

Amy, said it was sitting on top of a garbage heap, ready to be thrown out!  Imagine that.  Luckily she rescued it.  As you can see it is a treasure, especially for two dollars!

Wendi, our pattern editor has written the pattern so that you can enjoy making the “Rescued Trivet”.

Grape Bottle Cap Trivet

Edited By: Maggie Weldon – Easy Skill – Pattern #FP222

Size: 6 ½ inches wide, 10 inches long


White & Green Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread

Crochet Hooks: Steel Size 7 and Steel Size 1

Abbreviations: beg = beginning; rnd = round; ch = chain; sc = single crochet(s); dc = double crochet; sl st(s) = slip stitch(es); lp(s) = loop(s); sp(s) = space(s); rem = remaining; st(s) = stitch(es); rep = repeat; yo = yarn over

Special Stitches

popcorn (pc): Work 5 dc in st indicated, remove lp from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped lp and pull through dc.

Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec): Keeping last lp of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 lps on hook.

GRAPES (Make 25)

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with one strand White and smaller hook, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 15 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, pc in next dc, (3 dc in next dc, pc in next dc) around; join. (8 pc, 24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc in next dc) around; join. (32 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in next dc, (dc dec) around; join to first dc (not ch-2). (16 dc)- Insert bottle cap, solid side of cap to front. With thread and needle, gather around final 16 dc and pull tight.

– With back sides of covered bottle caps facing, sew caps together, joining at Rnd 3. Arrange in rows of 5 caps to form diamond shape.

LEAVES (Make 3)

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, using two strands Green and larger hook, ch 16, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 12 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, sc in next 12 ch.  Leave rem sts unworked. (27 sc)

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only,

sl st in first sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc. Leave rem sts unworked. (27 sc)

At the end of Row 5, finish off and weave in ends.

– Join three leaves together at 3-sc base.

– Position and sew leaves on front of covered caps over half of diamond shape.STEM

Row 1:
(Right Side) Starting at short end, with G, ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 26 ch. (27 ch)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across. (27 sc)

– Sew Row 3 to starting ch to form long tube.

– Attach one end of tube to center joining of leaves and other end to end of Row 5 on one Leaf.

Happy crocheting and have a great day.


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Comments (5)

  • hooksandbooks 14 years ago Reply

    I'm so glad the trivet was rescued and the pattern could be shared with the rest of us! 🙂 Thank you!!!

  • Darlene's Quilts and Stuff 14 years ago Reply

    Maggie thanks for sharing this wonderful project. I know a lot of people who will appreciate this as a gift. I love all of the emails you send me

  • Maggie Weldon 14 years ago Reply

    Thank you for being the first to comment on my new crochet blog.
    Sweet Dreams

  • Judy P 14 years ago Reply

    I LOVE vintage needlework items. This is a real treasure trove. I appreciate the patterns so much.

    Maggie Weldon 14 years ago Reply

    Hi Judy,
    I can’t wait to see what I find next week at the Mt. Dora Antique Show. There will be over 1,000 vendors! I will be sharing much of it on this site.

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