Next, draw the entire long length of yarn through the crochet hook and pull it through. Give it a good tug to make sure it is secure. The first circle shape is now complete. You can weave in the shorter end of yarn so it does not get in your way when you stitch the pieces together to create your trivet. Obviously, do not weave in the longer end, as you will be using it for stitching.
If you have no idea how to weave in your ends, this tutorial will help.