A Little Magic with Yarn

Ladies and Gentlemen!
You’ve heard of the Amazing Kreskin?

Well, prepare to be entertained by the Not-Quite-As-Amazing Crystal!

For my first trick . . .

I will begin with a crocheted yarn ring!

ipad pix sept yarn ring


Next, I make 5 more, overlap them, weave a strip through the centers to hold them in place, and then crochet around the outer edges in contrasting colors.
(You’ll notice I have nothing up my sleeve!! πŸ˜‰ )

Trivet 1


And now, I wave my magic crochet hook and Presto! Change-o!
A vintage-style trivet/hot pad!!!

trivet sept 2


Pretty cool. Don’t you agree? πŸ™‚
I think it looks like a Celtic knot, or maybe a brain teaser puzzle?!?

I used left-over yarn for this. It was a delight to make – very easy and very fast! I must get some yarn in my kitchen colors and make a couple more.

The pattern can be found by clicking here.



I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying! πŸ˜€


A Little Magic with Yarn — 8 Comments

  1. THAT’s cool!!

    Not up to much right now. Cleaning out the accumulated crud, gathering for the thrift shop, organizing the home office and playing with Corey’s new pup.

    I call my grandkids the Children Of The Corn. Now we have a Corn Dog ~lol~
    xx, Carol

  2. You make me giggle, Carol!
    Have a great weekend and take Monday off.
    HEY, WAIT a second! You don’t have to go to work on Monday!!!! Yabba Dabbba Doo!!!!
    xo πŸ˜€

  3. What a great table decoration for the upcoming holidays. You can create them in black and orange for Halloween, orange, yellow, brown, red for Thanksgiving and green and red for Christmas.
    I have the carpet cleaner coming next Friday and then I can decorate for Halloween.
    Last Saturday, Artie dog and I went to Strut Your Mutt a benefit for a local shelter, he won the sexy buns contest.
    I cannot believe today is the first day of fall, the year is flying. Student teaching is going well. One of the second grade teachers let me take over the classroom for the day, while she tested some students who are reading below level.
    Carol, enjoy the new puppy.

  4. Great idea, Kelly!
    It would be fun to make them in holiday colors. πŸ™‚

    The dog contests/benefits always have such creative names.
    I know how much Artie enjoys them! πŸ™‚

    So nice to hear about your teaching. You’ll probably have some cute stories to tell soon (if not already!) xo

  5. ooh never seen that before,lovely!
    I have sewing plans.Hubby bought me some sewing patterns from the 1950’s which i love.We fostered a kitten and once he was well enough gave him to his forever home.Other than that not much:)

  6. Oh Michelle!
    I love the sewing patterns of the 1950’s, too!
    I was a little kid then and loved to watch my grandmother sew clothes for the family.

    So very generous of you to get a kitten ready for adoption. πŸ™‚

    Hope I am not late… but I wanted to wish you Congratulations! on your 25th wedding anniversary!
    (You mentioned that it was “upcoming” in your previous comment.):-D xo

    By the way…. I’m amazed that so many of the “Kids” who come here to comment have wedding anniversaries so close together!!!

  7. Oh my gosh, how cool is this!!! I love it, Crystal! I HAVE to try this. It looks like such fun. Thanks for sharing the link, and for hooking up such a pretty example! xoxo Paulette πŸ™‚

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