Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crocheted Bottle Cap Trivet

Has it really been 5 months since my last post?! Golly, I didn't realize I was quite this bad at keeping up a blog.

First off, can I just say how crazy, amazing, handsome, and wonderful our little Addison is?! He is going to be 22 months this month, and I can't even begin to explain how I feel about him being so close to 2 years old. Gosh, he's doing so much more now then the last time I posted about him. He has a ton of words, and has started putting 2 and 3 words together. The absolute BEST is when he says "la la Mommy" which means love you mommy. Makes my heart melt every time. He is 100% boy. He loves his trucks and trains, and LOVES to wrestle anything and everything that comes in his path. He's mischievous as all get out, but also can be the sweetest little munchkin.

And of course I have to talk about crafting...haha. My newest completed project is this adorable crocheted bottle cap trivet...

I'm pretty sure I started this thing 6 months ago...but with a little push from my dear hubby, I finished it up over the weekend. I saw this pattern while browsing patterns on Ravelry, and just fell in love with it. I did make a few adjustments to the pattern so here goes:

Size 0 Crochet hook
DMC Embroidery Floss (I was able to make 2 covers per package of embroidery floss)
Bottle Caps (preferably twist off)

Ch 6, and then slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 19 tc in ring, slip stitch in top of ch 4
Rnd 2: Ch2, dc2tog around, slip stitch in top of ch 2
*take your bottle cap, and put into the pocket you've created
Rnd 3: With bottle cap in your cover, Ch1, sc2tog around, slip stitch in top of ch1 and tie off

When you've made all of the covers you want (I made 55), turn em over, and start stitching together in whatever pattern you decide (I used a simple whip stitch).

Is it silly that it makes my heart a little happier when I see it sitting on the kitchen table? I'm thinking about selling them in my etsy if you're not a crocheter...stay tuned :)

Enjoy your Wednesday friends!