The Wiggle It Crochet Trivet and Dishcloth pattern is one of my most requested - to make for friends and family! Pretty, practical, and easily customized for any size, this pattern is fun to make and use. Most wiggle crochet is done in squares, but this pattern mixes it up and works in the round. Here's how it's done!
Wiggle It Trivet and Dishcloth Set Video Tutorial
Right Handed Video
Left Handed Video
There is a photo tutorial and full directions for the Wiggle It Crochet Trivet and Dishcloth Set HERE, so I won't repeat them on this post. But having made quite a few since writing the original pattern, I just want to emphasize how very customizable this pattern is. When making the base mesh stop after any row you like and move to the finishing scallop row - you can't go wrong!
One other note on this pattern - for many crocheters, the mesh tends to want to "hat" - or cup. If you see this happening, try switching to a larger hook size. You can switch mid- mesh or start over, it's up to you. This is a trivet, and the mesh gets covered by the wiggles, so don't stress too much! Everyone crochets with a different tension and that's okay. It'll all work out.
If you get to the end of the mesh and it's cupping just a little bit, try a good wet blocking - that usually straightens it out too. Just get it good and wet, and stretch it out to shape and lay flat on a dishtowel to dry. That's all there is to it!
And remember - if you're making this pattern as a trivet, be sure to use cotton! No acrylic! Acrylic melts under high heat, and the last thing you want to be doing is scraping melted trivet off your pots and pans. Cotton yarn is cheap and easy to find in most locations - perfect for kitchen things that are going to get used, abused, spilled on and thrown in the wash with the towels!
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