How to Crochet Grape Trivets

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How to Crochet Grape Trivets
Crocheted grape trivets are simple to make. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Crocheted grape trivets are useful kitchen gifts to make. Create a simple crocheted grape trivet for yourself or someone special. Crochet round purple appliqués and attach them together with a large-eyed blunt needle for a grape cluster. Add crocheted green leaf appliqués to finish off your grape trivet project. Make your crocheted grape trivet quickly and with 100 per cent cotton yarn, because it absorbs heat without melting the fibre or all of your hard work.

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Things you need

  • 100 per cent cotton yarn (2 shades of green; 2 shades of purple)
  • Crochet hook K
  • Scissors
  • Large-eyed blunt needle

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  1. 1

    Select two different shades of purple yarn for the grapes, choosing a light lavender colour and a darker purple colour. Also, choose two shades of green yarn for leaves, selecting a lighter green and a darker green.

  2. 2

    Crochet a round grape applique with both colours of yarn held together and make a chain of two stitches. In the second chain from the hook, work eight double crochet stitches. Slip stitch to the top of the first double crochet to join. Leave an 8-inch yarn tail for sewing. Fasten off your work by making one chain stitch after the joining stitch. Snip off the yarn 1 inch away from hook and pull the yarn out of the loop. Pull end tightly. Set applique aside. Crochet seven more grape circle appliques.

  3. 3

    Set the grapes in a cluster formation with sides touching on a table. Put two at the top, three below those in the two nooks, two more in the two nooks below the row of three and one in the bottom nook below the row second of two. All eight should fit together well. Whipstitch them together with one strand of purple yarn and a large-eyed blunt needle.

  4. 4

    Hold both green strands of yarn together and crochet a chain (ch.) of nine stitches (sts). You will be using: single crochet (sc); half double crochet (hdc); double crochet (dc); treble crochet (tr); and a slip stitch (sl st). Listing the stitches in order going down the chain, start in the second ch. from hook and work the

    first stitch (st) as a sc.

    second (next) st: hdc.

    third st: dc.

    fourth and fifth sts: tr.

    sixth st: dc.

    seventh st: hdc

    last st of chain row: sc

    Turning the corner to work the other side of the ch. row, repeat the pattern down the chain matching the stitches to the one across from it. This makes an oblong, leaf-shaped applique. Work a sl st in the end sc to join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach leaf applique to top of grape cluster.

  5. 5

    Sew leaves with one green strand of yarn and a large-eyed blunt needle to the top of the grape cluster. Weave in any yarn ends to hide.

  6. 6

    Machine wash and dry with a load of towels.

Tips and warnings

  • Using two shades of each colour yarn will not only give the grapes and leaves some dimension and interest, but will give some added thickness to the trivet so the table underneath it will be sufficiently protected from hot pans placed on the trivet.
  • Make a smaller grape trivet by using only one strand of each cotton yarn colour and an H-8 sized crochet hook.

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