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Topic: Chickadee Potholders (PIC FAT)  (Read 5827 times)
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krazygurlygirl
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010 08:50:16 AM »

I was curious...I've seen lots of pot holders, but they were all made with cotton yarn.  I'm assuming so they wouldn't melt due to very hot pots, pans, cassarole dishes, ect...

Would acrylic be okay to use for this pattern if the pot holders are meant to be functional?  I want to make these for my mom cuz she loves stuff like this, but I was wondering about the acrylic yarn and if it would be safe...don't want Mom burning herself! 

These are awesome btw...I love the color combinations!
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010 10:31:52 AM »

@krazygurlygirl

These are made of acrylic yarn. Red Heart Super Saver to be exact. I would love to make them out of cotton. BUT i live in a one wal*mart town and we have no yarn shops. If these sale then I'm going to invest in cotton yarn to do the next batch in.

I have made a lot of potholders with acrylic yarn and i use a gas stove. Acrylic yarn will melt and drip if it catches on fire so it is not the safest. But taking something out of the oven and to the table doesn't melt the ones i have. If you can get your paws on cotton/wool that would be best i think but acrylic used safely and away from open flame should be ok.
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krazygurlygirl
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010 10:50:45 AM »

@krazygurlygirl

These are made of acrylic yarn. Red Heart Super Saver to be exact. I would love to make them out of cotton. BUT i live in a one wal*mart town and we have no yarn shops. If these sale then I'm going to invest in cotton yarn to do the next batch in.

I have made a lot of potholders with acrylic yarn and i use a gas stove. Acrylic yarn will melt and drip if it catches on fire so it is not the safest. But taking something out of the oven and to the table doesn't melt the ones i have. If you can get your paws on cotton/wool that would be best i think but acrylic used safely and away from open flame should be ok.




Thanks so much for responding...I think I will take this into consideration.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010 11:44:20 PM »

those are hecka cute
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