The Football Wiggle Trivet is a fun and festive way to celebrate the big games this year! From kickoff to bowl day, this cotton trivet will protect your table from all your favorite hot dishes and snacks. Pride, passion, and a free pattern – right here on Moogly!
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Touchdown with Lily Sugar’n Cream!
When you’re out picking up the snacks, be sure to stop by the yarn aisle for some Lily Sugar’n Cream! This yarn is ideal for this project, because it’s machine washable and dryable, absorbent, and can stand up to the hottest dishes on your table. (If you do choose to substitute yarns, be sure to avoid acrylics and polyester which can melt!)
Fun Reusable Seasonal Decor – and a Hosting Gift!
The Football Wiggle Trivet is made in two parts, that work up super quickly! First, you make the base mesh, and then you add the “wiggles” – post stitches that stand up tall and proud. Whip one up in an evening – or during the first game of the season! Don’t forget to take one to the bowl party as thanks for all those snacks!
Football Wiggle Trivet
US H, 5.0 mm Susan Bates crochet hook
175 yds Lily Sugar’n Cream (100% cotton, 4-medium; 2.5 oz; 120 yds)
Color A: Warm Brown – 2 balls
Color B: White – less than 1 ball
Gauge: 14 dc = 4″/10cm
Size: 6.75″ wide x 13″ long after blocking
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This pattern is made in two sections. First, we make a mesh football shape. Then, we crochet the “wiggles” into that mesh. We add the white stitching and then fill in with the brown wiggles.
Ch 4 in the mesh counts as a dc and ch 1.
The first ch 2 and dc in the mesh counts as a dc2tog (Rows 11 – 13). Work into the top of the dc as the final st in the next row.
When making the Wiggles, work ONLY around the mesh dc sts and inner halves/posts of the dc2togs. Do not work into the ch-1 sps or into the edging. Only work around the dc sts that do NOT have edging sts worked around or into them.
Always add laces and wiggle sts from the RS of the football mesh.
When you work 5 dc sts “up” the post of one st (from base to top), then you will work the next “down” the st (from top to base) – these alternate creating a wave across the row.
What about the White Stripes? I went NFL style, but if you like the white stripes, just switch to Color B (white) for the Fill In Wiggles on Rows 4 and 14.
Football Wiggle Trivet Instructions
MESH FOOTBALL INSTRUCTIONS – COLOR A
Row 1: Ch 10, place a st marker in the 8th ch made, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next ch, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in the next ch] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in the last ch; turn. (3 dc, 2 sc)
Row 2: Ch 4, dc in first st, *ch 1, skip next ch sp, dc in next st; rep from * across, ch 1, dc again in last st; turn. (7 dc)
Rows 3 – 5: Rep Row 2. (13 dc in Row 5)
Row 6 – 12: Ch 4, skip next ch sp, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next ch sp, dc in next st; rep from * across, turn. (13 dc)
Row 13: Ch 2, skip next ch sp, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next ch sp, dc in next st; rep from * until 2 dc rem, ch 1, skip the next ch sp, dc2tog in last 2 dc sts, skipping the ch sp in between; turn. (9 dc, 2 dc2tog)
Rows 14 – 16: Rep Row 13. (3 dc, 2 dc2tog in Row 16)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in the first st, [ch 1, skip the next ch sp, dc in the next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip the last ch sp, sc in the last st; turn. (3 dc, 2 sc)
MESH EDGING INSTRUCTIONS
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next ch sp, *hdc in next st, dc in next ch sp, tr in next st, dc in next ch sp, hdc in next st, sc in next ch sp,** sc evenly around to marked ch sp , sc in marked ch sp; rep from * to **, sc evenly around remainder of mesh, join to first sc and break yarn. Weave in ends.
WHITE LACES INSTRUCTIONS – COLOR B
Long Lace (worked around posts of sts): Join with dc at base of post of center st of Row 6, 2 dc around same post, 3 dc around center post of Row 7, 3 dc around center post of Row 8, 3 dc around center post of Row 9, 3 dc around center post of Row 10, 3 dc around center post of Row 11, 3 dc around center post of Row 12; break yarn and finish off, weave in ends. (21 dc)
Short Laces (worked in ch-1 sps between dcs):
First Row: Join with dc in 5th ch sp of Row 6, dc in same ch sp, 2 dc in next ch sp, skip long lace, 2 dc in each of next 2 ch sps; break yarn and finish off, weave in ends. (8 dc)
Rep First Row in Rows 7 – 11.
FILL IN WIGGLES INSTRUCTIONS – COLOR A
Note: Do not break yarn in this section unless instructed – simply move to the next row. If you are right-handed, the first row will be right to left, and the second will move from left to right across the mesh. If you are left-handed, the first row will be left to right, and the second will move from right to left across the mesh. We will go back and forth across the mesh to the end.
Row 1: Join with dc to bottom of first post, 4 dc around same post, 5 dc around each rem post across. (15 dc)
Row 2: Starting at bottom of post above last post of prev row, work 5 dc around each post across. (25 dc)
Row 3: Rep Row 2. (35 dc)
Row 4 (change to white for end stripes): Rep Row 2. (45 dc)
Row 5: Rep Row 2. (55 dc)
Rows 6 – 12: Starting at bottom of post above last post of prev row, work 5 dc around each post to Long Lace; break yarn. Join with dc at bottom of post on other side of Long Lace, work 4 more dc around same post, work 5 dc around each rem post of row. (50 dc)
Row 13: Rep Row 2. (55 dc)
Row 14 (change to white for end stripes): Rep Row 2. (45 dc)
Row 15: Rep Row 2. (35 dc)
Row 16: Rep Row 2. (25 dc)
Row 17: Rep Row 2, break yarn and weave in ends. (15 dc) Block to shape.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more wiggle crochet patterns? Check out the Easter Egg Wiggle Trivet, Leaf Wiggle Trivet, Love Wiggles Trivet, and the original round Wiggle It Trivet! You can also browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry – and be sure to email me any requests!
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