For many of us celebrating the holiday season, this is a time of great panic as we rush to get the perfect gifts and prepare for our celebrations. Add to that the amazing skill of being a maker, and many of us want to hand-make a gift for our loved ones.
You’ve come to the right place! If you like quick knits and thick yarn, look no further!
I was recently playing around with KnitPicks’s Super Bulky Tuff Puff yarn, a 100% wool yarn that is thick and squishy, when I realized it would make the perfect trivet or potholder. Natural materials like wool are great for trivets and potholders, and the ultra-thick yarn makes it work up quickly. This beautiful stitch is a very simple play on the garter stitch — which means no purls in this project! All knits and a few slipped stitches! And the loop to hang it with is totally optional… meaning if you plan on using this and putting it back in the drawer, and not hanging it, you can skip creating the loop.
I can’t wait for the rest of my Tuff Puff yarn to arrive so I can make a few more colours as gifts. Tuff Puff comes in an amazing range of brights and neutrals – there is something for everyone!
Hope you enjoy my gift to you this holiday season, this FREE knitting pattern!
1.5 skeins of KnitPicks TuffPuff (60 yd/54 m)
US size 15 (10 mm) knitting needles
Crochet hook M/N-13 (optional for loop)
10″ (25.5 cm) square
10 st x 16 rows = 4″ /10 cm in pattern
All The Obsessed Patterns are written in standard US terms.
BO: Bind Off
CO: Cast On
RS: Right side
WS: Wrong side
Wyif: With yarn in front
CO 23 sts
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 (wyif), k to end of row
Row 2 (WS): Slip 1 (wyif), K2, *sl 1 (wyif), k3 repeat from * to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work measures 10″.
End on a row 1 (RS).
BO on the WS.
Optional: to create a loop to hang trivet/potholder:
Do not cut yarn after BO. Using a crochet hook M/N-13 and yarn at end of BO, chain 10 (or to desired length). Slip stitch into last BO stitch of row (top corner edge of trivet), pull yarn through and cut yarn.
Weave in ends, and happy gifting!
Remember to tag me on social if you make my Tuff Puff Trivet! I hope you enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed it!
Share your makes on social with me using #TuffPuffTrivet ! Can’t wait to see your makes!
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