I found this trivet. In the original directions, it says to crochet over the plastic rings that hold soda cans together. They really are not round and the first one I made didn't look very good as you can see here:
I spent some time trying to figure out what I could use instead that would be perfectly round and wouldn't cost anything. I finally decided to cut circles from a milk jug.
|I made a pattern from the soda ring on cardboard.|
|I traced them onto the milk jug and cut them out.|
|One finished ring with the pattern.|
|See the difference? The one of the left is with the milk jug circle and|
the one on the right is the soda ring.
|My finished trivet.|
I'm not sure exactly what I don't like about this. I think that maybe the circles were a little bit too big. It is fine for me to use but it isn't nice enough for a gift. Maybe I would like it better with different colors? Or if I added a fancy edge?
The milk jug rings make nice little frisbees. :)