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Topic: Holy Potholders, Batman!!  (Read 24043 times)
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susieoregon
« on: March 23, 2009 06:57:12 AM »

I've been making potholders lately, just because they are fun, easy and actually useful.  I wanted to make a set for my sister's birthday (the party was yesterday.)  She has always been a huge fan of Batman, so I found a color pattern of the Bat Symbol and used it as my pattern for the potholders.  They turned out rather large though, but I figure it's better for them to be big rather than small.  Here they are:



I found a color pattern online.  I think it's suppose to be for cross-stitch, but it worked just fine for crochet as well.  I did 43 sc across by 43 sc down.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Lystessa/Graphs%20And%20Charts/BatmanLogo.jpg

I used 10 ounces of Lion Brand 100% cotton in black (color #153) and around 4 ounces of Sugar & Creme 100% cotton in yellow (color # 18010).  Both medium/worsted weight.  I also used an I-9 hook. 



I would have liked to use a more golden rod color, but was unable to find it in cotton.  I think you have to use 100% cotton when making something like potholders because I'm pretty sure acrylic yarn will melt under high heat.

Here's some pictures of it coming along:







I tried using a yellow border, but didn't like it as well as the black:



They are double thickness, so I had to make 4 sides and then crochet them together to make 2 potholders.  So... It was pretty slow going for a while there:



I also made some hanging loops at one corner so they could be hung up.  Here's one more completed shot:




They were fun to make.  It's neat to see the pattern start developing.  I'd like to make more superhero themed potholders for friends and family.  We will see how that goes Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 07:44:07 AM »

WOAH! That is Awesome! Green Lantern, Flash, or Wonder Woman potholders would be so cool. Thank you for the inspiration - this is now on my ever-growing "to make" list!!! You rock!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009 08:19:16 AM »

these are awesome! great job!

couldn't ask for more bad ass pot holders XD
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009 08:23:38 AM »

Sue these turned out great!  And she absolutely loved them, of course!

And Green Lantern pot holders would rock my world, she's totally right.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009 09:09:07 AM »

Awesome potholders!!
Nice work Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009 09:59:23 AM »

Oh thanks everybody, that's so nice!!  I'm definitely thinking Green Lantern next.  Easy logo and I would only need to work with 2 colors.  I think.  Yeah, 2 colors.  Plus he's my brother-in-laws favorite and he's the one that bakes all the tater tots!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009 10:48:31 AM »

these are AWESOME! They are wonderful. I think I have to find someone to make some for.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009 11:08:20 AM »

These are so cool! Now all I can think about is Watchmen potholders...*sigh* *Writes one more thing on never ending list of things to crochet*Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009 11:29:51 AM »

Wow, I so need to learn to crochet!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009 11:37:36 AM »

Those are awesome!   Shocked  And potholders are typically too small, anyways! 
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