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Sep 20, 2011 07:54:40   #
Pegasus
 
Peaches and Cream is the same as Bernat's Handicrafter Cotton. That's what I use for hotpads mostly.
 
Sep 20, 2011 08:33:41   #
Coopwire
 
My vote is for Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton yarn using the Lion Brand 3-strand pattern.
Sep 20, 2011 08:43:52   #
missyern
 
I have made dozens of the small flower looking hot pad. There is also a pattern for a much larger one that we use under plates hot out of the microwave.
Sep 20, 2011 09:13:09   #
susieO
 
Do you have a pattern?
Sep 20, 2011 09:34:03   #
nancibt
 
ompuff wrote:
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. And, if you do a search for 'hot pad patterns to knit or crochet' you will find lots of really cute ones.

:) :) :thumbup:
quote=susieO I'm looking for suggestions for yarn... (show quote)


I agree. I have a bunch of hot plates like this in my closet that my now dead grandmother made. I don't use them because they are synthetic. Not only can they melt, but they are slippery. I once used them to take a casserole out of the oven only to have it slip from my grasp and smash on the floor. So I keep them, think of Grandma, and don't use them.

:-(
Sep 20, 2011 10:01:37   #
Scotland
 
Use only 100% cotton as they do not melt when hot dishes are placed on them.
 
Sep 20, 2011 10:25:34   #
kneonknitter
 
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!


Any kitchen cotton will do & for the holidays they make them in holiday colors. I wouldn't use any other fiber as the cotton will bear well under the heat of a hot dish right out of the oven.
Sep 20, 2011 10:28:46   #
Charlotte80 (a regular here)
 
I guess it is all a matter of personal preference, for years I have been making, using, selling and giving as gifts Hot pads and pot holders using acrylic yarn and have never had a complaint or a problem with them. I gave red and green ones for Christmas presents 15 years ago and the last time my Step-daughter visited she told me that she was still using hers, said they got kind of dingy and she had soaked them overnight in Basic-H and they came out looking almost new.
Sep 20, 2011 10:30:15   #
mooksgrandma
 
100% cotton does not melt, but cotton is extremely flammable. 100% wool doesn't melt, and won't burn like cotton. It's a safety issue around gas and propane stoves. Something else to weigh in when you're making your decision.
Sep 20, 2011 10:32:08   #
franogram
 
Yes, that is a great pattern and no matter what 3 different colors you use,It alsays comes out interesting!
Sep 20, 2011 10:56:31   #
Dixiel
 
franogram wrote:
This is the correct picture for the Lion Brand croched pot holder/hot pad...Great for hot pads...


I have that pattern and made lots of potholders for christmas gifts this year. Love the pattern
 
Sep 20, 2011 11:08:53   #
nancyk
 
Peaches and Cream is a very good yarn to use for potholders. I did this last year and sent out quite a few.
What you really have to watch is that you are using a yarn with a texture and not something that is slippery. I have seen potholders that would never hold a pot because the yarn used was too shiny and slick. The pot handle slips out of your hand.
Sep 20, 2011 11:39:46   #
arleney1008
 
ompuff wrote:
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:
quote=susieO I'm looking for suggestions for yarn... (show quote)


Go to this sight and you can use dishcloth patterns for hot pads as well. it is called www.knittingknonsense.com. Type it just that way. It also gives you great ideas for making them. I also like to use lily cotton yarn and sugar and cream yarn.
Sep 20, 2011 11:40:23   #
knitterbee
 
My hubby's Grandma made many, MIL made some and that is what she used to teach crocheting, I have made many all with acrylic yarns and have never had a problem. I prefer them to put things on rather than take out of oven (I usually use mitts I have bought) but do use them for both at MIL's house. I will probably make some mitts now that I have seen some patterns for that. (Why buy a quilted one when I can knit one instead?) I think I will not use acrylic when I do.
Charlotte80 wrote:
I guess it is all a matter of personal preference, for years I have been making, using, selling and giving as gifts Hot pads and pot holders using acrylic yarn and have never had a complaint or a problem with them. I gave red and green ones for Christmas presents 15 years ago and the last time my Step-daughter visited she told me that she was still using hers, said they got kind of dingy and she had soaked them overnight in Basic-H and they came out looking almost new.
Sep 20, 2011 12:23:09   #
franogram
 
These are mine..old and tired but still very functional
hotpads/potholder
hotpads/potholder...
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