Free Crochet Pattern...Super Squishy Trivets!

It's the season for entertaining!  Take a stack of these to your next get together for a thoughtful and useful hostess gift.  Be sure to keep a few for your own kitchen too!

Crocheted with a large hook and three strands of cotton yarn, these trivets are extra thick to protect surfaces.  I had the most fun experimenting with all of the different color combinations too. Two versions...square and circle.  Make a few of both!

Super Squishy Trivets
By Jennifer Dickerson


  • N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Brightly colored cotton yarn in color(s) of your choice
  • Tapestry needle

  • Both circle and square measure about 6 inches across.

  • ch: Chain
  • dc: Double Crochet

Instructions for Round Trivet: 

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 3, then make 11 dc into center of ring, join with a sl st to join round.
Round 2: Ch 3, *1 dc into the next stitch, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to end of round, join with a sl st to join round.
Round 3: Repeat round 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Instructions for Granny Square Trivet:

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.
Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.
Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1…repeat until you reach a corner again.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
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Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the round version of the trivet:

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the square version of the trivet:

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  1. Great idea to make them big and squishy.... I love the colours you used. Thanks again for your how-to.

    1. Thanks, I'm going to give a bunch as gifts. When we have big dinners, I never have enough of these for my table! :)

  2. I immediately made a round one in yummy Christmas colors-love it! Thanks for the great idea:@)

  3. So useful and such fun colours! Great as gifts too! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

    1. You are so welcome! I think I will stack mine and tie them with ribbon too! :)

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  5. I am in love with the yarn you chose. Do you remember the brand and colors?

    1. Thanks so much! I used Peaches 'n Creme, and I think it was just about every solid color the craft store had on their shelf! :)

  6. Do I repeat round 3 to make it bigger ?

    1. In my experience in crocheting in the round, the next row would be double crochet 2 together then double crochet in next 2 stitches.

      Try that out. I hope this works.


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