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Mar 18, 2013 13:34:59   #
furgee
 
This all started because my friend likes to sew and finds some really great sewing patterns free on the internet, just like we find our free knitting and crochet patterns. This weekend I decided to play with the idea, one crocheted and one knitted. You MUST use 100% cotton, anything else might melt or catch on fire.

Basically what you want is a flat bottom, and then start growing the sides up so the bowl fits in. When you make that morning oatmeal, or soup for lunch the cozy would be under the bowl, heat up the contents and you have your potholder right there to lift the bowl out of the microwave and carry to the table.

And for those of you who do sew, here is the original blog that started this http://syzygyofme.blogspot.com/2012/06/microwave-bowl-potholder-and-tutorial.html
Crocheted cozy
Crocheted cozy...
Knitted Cozy
Knitted Cozy...


 
Mar 18, 2013 13:36:44   #
knitnpurlchick
 
Great idea. It turned out really nice.
Mar 18, 2013 13:57:55   #
price90210
 
That is awesome! I am always burning my fingers when trying to take things out of the microwave. Very good idea.
Mar 18, 2013 14:19:59   #
Deb-Babbles
 
What a great idea. I can see this as a useful item for more than oat meal. How about left over what ever's. I take my lunch to work almost everyday and always need something to pick up my dish with. Thank you for posting the idea.
Mar 18, 2013 14:46:58   #
kacey64
 
Thank you for sharing your great idea!
Mar 18, 2013 17:52:33   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
Great idea! Love it.
 
Mar 18, 2013 18:19:24   #
christine4321
 
I should make one for my plates. I am very picky and like my food to stay hot
Mar 18, 2013 21:58:22   #
Brianna9301
 
Nice, and what a great idea! Nothing worse than burning your fingers on a hot bowl!
Mar 19, 2013 10:04:30   #
Rainebo
 
Never thought of this! Nice idea!
Mar 19, 2013 13:39:13   #
cdanzinger
 
did I miss the pattern for the knit or crochet?
Mar 19, 2013 13:45:21   #
Lalane
 
Great idea.
 
Mar 19, 2013 13:45:43   #
furgee
 
cdanzinger wrote:
did I miss the pattern for the knit or crochet?


Sorry I really didn't post any pattern. Just showed what I can up with playing with this idea.
Mar 19, 2013 17:09:34   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Great idea! Reminds me of the soup bowl "cozy" I crocheted! They do come in handy! Mine is out of 100% cotton!
Mar 21, 2013 18:47:58   #
Dish Cloth Diva
 
At one of the gift shows I attended, a gal made felted mittens from old sweaters...various colors and put different designs on them from crochet flowers to buttons...cute! And they cost about $25.. Also...there is a line of jewelry out called Paparrazi...nothing over $5 and the jewelry look nice...I liked them better than Cookie Lee...I bought several earrings...the gal who ran the booth had a nice little business going...
Dec 12, 2013 19:26:27   #
knitpresentgifts
 
I make Microwave Bowl Potholders from 100% cotton fabrics, speciality batting and thread. I just did a craft fair and sold 31 I had made in the first 35 mins of the fair - completely sold out. I've since had orders for 28 more.

They are a great idea, pretty, practical and extremely useful; reversible too!

Not just for hot/warm bowls but also great for carrying cold or room temperature bowls especially for seniors or those with arthritis or poor hand/finger coordination.

Also can be used for carrying rolls/breads/wrapped foods from the kitchen to other locations or hold items on your lap while sitting in a chair. My MIL loves having something of substance and texture to hug against a bowl instead of the smooth surface of a bowl.

Pretty napkin holders too when sitting on the table.

I now am intrigued by the idea of knitted or crocheted ones too! Thanks for sharing your design; I'll have to give it a try.
Here's a photo of a few of those I created.
Here's a photo of a few of those I created....
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