I'm looking for suggestions for yarns that would be best for making hot pads? ...and what yarns should I NOT use? Thanksgiving & Christmas is coming, and I always run out of hot plates, so I thought it would be fun to make some hot pads of my own to use. Might anyone have a fun pattern also? Many thanks for your ideas ahead of time!
I think you definitely want to use all cotton yarn--the synthetics will/can melt. There are several different brands of good cottons. I use Peaches and Creme but the others are just as good.
And, if you do a search for 'hot pad patterns to knit or crochet' you will find lots of really cute ones.