No, the first step in making a wiggly crochet trivet is creating the grid mesh that you will crochet on top of. It's a simple grid, this one is 35 squares by 35 squares. (wiggly trivets are usually around 21 x 21 squares). It's double crocheted so the individual squares are two stitches high by two stitches wide. After the crocheted grid is done, then you start creating the pattern that you see on the top of it. I've often thought that it would be a lot faster to find some sort of pre-made mesh grid to use instead of having to make it. It would have to be strong enough, and flexible enough, and big enough to be able to crochet on top of. Maybe someone out there will invent this some day.