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Sep 19, 2011 10:54:56   #
susieO
 
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!
 
Sep 19, 2011 11:02:13   #
ompuff
 
susieO wrote:
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.

:) :) :thumbup:
Sep 19, 2011 12:35:42   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
 
I use the double weight (8 ply) Peaches and Cream - that way I can use them directly on the pan while lifting it out of the oven. You can knit with two strands of the 4 ply weight to get the same effect.
Sep 19, 2011 12:36:54   #
susieO
 
thanks! I found some really cute ones' I will make.
Sep 19, 2011 12:37:07   #
susieO
 
I'll look for the yarn - thanks!
Sep 19, 2011 13:35:07   #
franogram
 
the best hot pad I ever had a pattern for wqs from Lion Brand Free Patterns potholders and hot pads...You can use these for hot pads oR potholders and no heat will penetrate ... Sorry that is NOT THE PICTURE I MEANT TO SHOW...i'LL TRY TO FIND THAT PICTURE... PS that diagonal croched potholder is darn easy, good looking and quick also...All made with peaches and cream or any cotton worsted yarn!
Double thick potholder
Double thick potholder...
 
Sep 19, 2011 13:41:42   #
franogram
 
This is the correct picture for the Lion Brand croched pot holder/hot pad...Great for hot pads...
this is the one
this is the one...
Sep 19, 2011 13:56:02   #
susieO
 
Thanks! I love the Stripe diagonal and the Lion Brand.
Sep 19, 2011 17:04:44   #
Tarheel Julie
 
Please be sure to use 100% cotton - an aunt of mine made the diagonal crochet pot holders in Red Heart acrylic and they melted when they came in contact with a hot pot - not good for the pot or your hand....
Sep 20, 2011 02:32:36   #
joeysomma
 
I use the Lion Brand pattern. Since you need 3 strands of yarn, I like to use different colors. 100% cotton but any brand will work
Sep 20, 2011 05:48:48   #
ole chook
 
I use 8 - 10ply 100% wool and knit double layer for the bottom and have a 3rd layer with one side left open to slip my hand in as I have a habit of burning the top of my hand on the shelves above :)
 
Sep 20, 2011 06:11:01   #
awpacky
 
I have never made this pattern but I just found it today.
http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/flower-hot-pad.html
http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/flower-hot-pad.h...
Sep 20, 2011 06:33:53   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
ole chook wrote:
I use 8 - 10ply 100% wool and knit double layer for the bottom and have a 3rd layer with one side left open to slip my hand in as I have a habit of burning the top of my hand on the shelves above :)


That is such a great simple idea. I will use it from now on because I have often burned the top of my hand. Thanks for mentioning it. Judith
Sep 20, 2011 07:19:14   #
ole chook
 
You're welcome Judith
It was a suggestion from my hubby when I was knitting a pot mit one day
Sep 20, 2011 07:26:12   #
shula
 
I make FELTED hot pads and they work out very well.
shula
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