Fu (Blessing) Chinese Trivet by Ana Yang

Fu (Blessing) Chinese Trivet

November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
8" - 9" square (depending on yarn and tension)
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This is a CROCHET PATTERN for a beautiful trivet/hot pad. The symbol you see here is for the Chinese character 福 (fu), which means “blessing.”

BONUS - when you purchase this pattern, you also get access to the instructions to make this into a crochet framed art.

Along with the Lu (Prosperity) and Shou (Longetivy) Chinese Trivets, they make the Fu Lu Shou (Blessing, Prosperity, Longevity) Trivets Collection.

Find the individual listings for each pattern below:
1) Fu (Blessing) Chinese Trivet: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fu-blessing-chin...
2) Lu (Prosperity) Chinese Trivet: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lu-prosperity-ch...
3) Shou (Longevity) Chinese Trivet: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shou-longevity-c...

In many Chinese houses you can see this character posted upside down on the wall or on the door. Do you know why? Because the character for “upside down” (倒) is a homonym of the character for “to arrive” (到). Therefore, posting this 福 (fu) character upside down means “the blessing is arriving.”

The term Fu Lu Shou (福祿壽) is commonly used in the Chinese culture to denote the three attributes of a good life: blessing (or happiness), prosperity and longevity. It is especially popular during Chinese New Year.

Technique required: Mosaic crochet, surface crochet, invisible join (no previous knowledge required. There are plenty of pictures in the pattern to guide you through it.)
Terminology: Standard US Crochet Terms
Finished product size: Approx. 8”-9” square (depending on your tension and yarn used)
Hook needed: 4mm and 4.5mm crochet hooks
Yarn needed: Lily Sugar’n Cream in two contrasting colors or any thicker #4 worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Other details: The pattern comes with a graph for you to follow to make the front panel. The squares of the graph are big enough and comfortable to work with. There are written instructions and plenty of pictures to help you along the way.

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