Thursday, May 17, 2012
i've been bit by the crochet bug again. i ordered a bunch of knitpicks dishie to make some dishcloths and potholders for a wedding gift. my urge to create now and not wait was strong so i dug up some leftover cotton yarns to get some practice. this is the fanciful flower potholder pattern. i used some lionbrand kitchen cotton, sugar n cream, and i love this cotton with an I hook. some of the numbers don't seem right on the base but it really doesn't matter very much--it's easily fudge-able. i probably wouldn't recommend it for a brand-new crocheter, however, or someone who is a stickler for following the pattern.
one thing i don't love about yarny potholders is that regardless of the thickness they aren't very heat resistant. i tried this one out last night to take a pan of bread out of the oven and i had the same issue. so i think i'm going to quilt a layer of insulbright to a quilting cotton backing and sew it on to the base to see if that helps.
i do adore the kitschiness of crochet potholders. they really do brighten up the kitchen.