Reinventing the Wheel


Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the Wheel
Reinventing the Wheel

"Linked double crochet stitches give this pattern a dense, but still flexible texture. Made in a cotton yarn, it works well as a trivet, a washcloth, or a potholder. With only 7 rounds, it works up really quickly too! The pattern uses only 2 different stitches, and includes photos and instructions for both stitches. There is also a link to a full tutorial for the linked double crochet stitch. It doesn't use a lot of yarn, so is a great for using up scraps."


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge13 dc x 7 rows = 4 inches. Exact gauge is not critical.

Finished SizeAbout 8 inches diameter

Materials List

  • Worsted weight, cotton yarn - 40 yds color A, 20 yds color B
  • Size H (5 mm) hook or size needed to match gauge.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

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Well I thought it was about time to learn a new stitch again! This pattern seems to be a great one to do just that! Oh, I see that it's designated as an "intermediate" level pattern. I might need to place it on my "future projects" list until I can build up a little more steam. I can see how this versatile this wheel could be too a hot pot trivet, a modern washcloth to give with a bar of homemade soap. I also like Hippie Chick's idea to place it under some of my houseplants as a decor statement!

I only discovered Linked crochet stitches this year, and wish I had found them a long time ago. This technique really does make a more tightly woven fabric and has so many applications. Being only 7 rounds, this is a great practice piece for learning the method. Its a little tricky at the beginning and where you join the rounds, but its definitely worth learning.

Very easy kitchen and dining room project that only uses two different stitches. It makes a very thick pad that can be used for various things in different rooms of your house and office. Its not just for the kitchen. I have a couple of houseplants that could rest on this to help protect my tables.


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