Ever since I shared how to make Denim Yarn from Old Jeans, I’ve been getting requests for a project made with the denim yarn. Now, a more advanced crocheter than I am would probably come up with a cool denim purse or fabulous crochet vest but I’m just a beginner so you get trivets lol. I am planning to crochet a rug with denim yarn very soon which is basically the same pattern, you just keep crocheting til the rug is the size you want. But first, let me show you how to crochet denim trivets.
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Since I am a very beginner crocheter and certainly no pattern writer, this will be a very basic crochet pattern. Please forgive me if I don’t use the correct terminology. Oh, but feel free to let me know in the comments below!
Round 1 – Chain 3, then 8 SC in 1st loop (3rd from hook)
Remaining Rounds – Chain 1, 2-SC in each stitch until trivet is the desired size
Finishing – This is probably not the right way to finish a round but I simply SC in next to last st and then did a slip stitch in the last one. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Of course, I can’t leave well enough alone so I decided to dye two of my denim trivets. Life is more fun with color, right?? Well, since I wanted the final color of the trivets to be bright, I had to bleach the denim first. Just soak in 1 part water and 1 part laundry bleach. This will take a few hours depending on the blend of fabric in your denim.
Once the denim wash bleached white, I followed the directions on the Rit Fabric Dye packets to dye them Fuchsia and Lime Green (I know, it looks more avocado than lime). Think I used too much dye …they’re a lot darker than expected but that’s ok.
I must say, these crochet denim trivets were a really fun project. A super fast, sorta loosy-goosy crochet pattern combined with dyeing. That’s what I like 🙂