The T-shirt Trivet & Coaster Crochet Pattern

T-Shirt Trivet & Coaster Set | Free Crochet Pattern

I had the privilege in collaborating with Irina at KnitzNPurlz on this fun crochet pattern, The T-Shirt Trivet & Coaster Set. Irina, the owner of KnitzNPurlz, so graciously sent me the beautiful t-shirt yarn used in this pattern. The yarn is 100% cotton and made in the USA. Irina specializes in t-shirt yarns, but also has a blog full of free crochet patterns, specific to her yarn.

One of my favorite yarns to work with are T-shirt yarns. I love the sturdiness that it offers for bowls, baskets, and planters. It also has a nice thick texture and absorbs well, which makes it the perfect material for trivets and coasters. I love crocheting useful items like this, for my home, they’re something I enjoy using everyday, but they look pretty too!

The pattern is rated advanced beginner. It’s a great project to start if you’re just learning to work in the round. It uses very basic stitches, and you’ll see very quick results.

Thank you Irina for providing the beautiful yarn for this project!


The pattern includes two sizes:

Coaster diameter measures approximately 4.5″
Trivet diameter measures approximately 7.75″ (not including handle), 9.5″ including handle


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Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

Stitch Key | US Terms

ch(s) – chain/chains
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch/stitches
rnd(s) – round/rounds
beg – beginning


Pattern written and tested with KnitzNPurlz jumbo size 7 cotton t-shirt yarn
Approximately 12 yards per coaster and 32 yards for trivet
M13/9mm Crochet Hook (or size to meet gauge)
Tapestry Needle
Flexible Measuring Tape

Gauge | Working in the Round

First 2 Rounds in Pattern = 3 1⁄4 – 3 1⁄2 Inches with M Hook

Please be sure to check your gauge before starting, as tension can vary greatly from person to person and depending on the yarn used.


– Beg chs of each rnd do NOT count as 1st st, join each rnd in 1st st, not beg ch/chs

Starting Instructions for Coaster & Trivet
Rnd 1. Create a magic circle, ch1, work 9 hdc in circle, join with sl st. (9hdc)

Alternate Method: Ch4, join with sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch1, work 9 hdc in circle, join with sl st. (9hdc)

Rnd 2. Ch1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st. (18hdc) (diameter should measure about 3 1⁄4” – 3 1⁄2” across)

Coaster Instructions Continued (for trivet, skip this section and head to trivet instructions below)

Rnd 3. Ch1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, do NOT join. (27sc)
Rnd 4. Loosely sl st around. (27sl st)
Fasten off and weave in loose ends, enjoy!!

Trivet Instructions Continued

Rnd 3. Ch1, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st. (27hdc)
Rnd 4. Ch1, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st. (36hdc)
Rnd 5. Ch1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st. (45sc)
Rnd 6. Starting handle (ref photos below), ch10, loosely sl st in same st as ch10, and remaining sts around, sl st in 10chs that form the handle. (10chs, 55sl st)
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Trivet Photo Tutorial for Handle Rnd 6.

Your project is complete, Enjoy!!

If you try the pattern, I’d love to see pics. Be sure to tag me @simplymadebyerin

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