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Pot and Plate Pinchers

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Here is a quick and easy pattern for some mini hot pads to use on those plates or bowls that are too hot to remove from the microwave. A pair can be made in about an hour or less. :)

 

 

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Pot Pinchers (No-Sew!)

Pattern by Carolyn VanOstran

 

Sizes: sm, med, lg

 

 

Supplies:

Yarn-4ply ww cotton yarn small amount

Yarn needle

Hook- H/8--5.0mm

 

Stitches:

sc2tog: insert hook into st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through all loops

 

Pattern:

(Pad)

Row 1: Ch 4 (6, 10), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, turn. 3 (5, 9) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. 5 (7, 11) sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. 7 (9, 13) sc.

Rows 4-16: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog (see stitches), sc in ea sc across until last 2 sc, sc2tog in last 2 sc, turn. 5 (7, 11) sc.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in ea sc across until last 2 sc, sc2tog in last 2 sc. Fasten off and weave in ends. 3 (5, 9) sc.

 

(Finger Slots)--Make 2

Rows 1-3: Repeat Rows 1-3 as above

Row 4-9: Sc in ea sc across, turn. 7 (9, 13) sc

Row 10: Ch 1, sl st in ea sc across, do not turn.

 

Holding pad and piece just made together, sl st both pieces together on Row 9 of pad, ch 1, sc in ea row edge and through both pieces around ending on Row 9 on opposite side. Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat for other side.

 

 

 

 

Edited by carovan

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Thank you very much for the pattern. I will be making some of these. So much more convenient then using a huge hotpad.

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They are sooooo cute! What size hook did you use?

 

Oops! I'll add that to the pattern, but I used a H/8 5.0 mm

Thanks for catching that. :hook

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I just KNEW somebody could come up with an alternative to those expensive silicone ones in the stores. Thanks! :)

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what a neat idea. I've never seen anything like them before. Very useful. After the holidays I'm going to make some for myself.

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I saw something like this at a craft fair and wondered about making them. Thanks for sharing the pattern! Happy Holidays

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This I like! I tried a dc pattern, and I was not happy with it. Sc is just what I need. Thank you.

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What a great idea, Carolyn! I'm going to whip up some of those for my own kitchen but they make great hostess gifts as well. Thanks for the pattern.

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Would it be possible to use acrylic yarn for these? I don't have any cotton and I want to make these right now! Thank You!

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Thank you for the great pattern!! I am always looking for something small to give all the elderly aunts for Christmas this will be perfect.

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Would it be possible to use acrylic yarn for these? I don't have any cotton and I want to make these right now! Thank You!

 

 

I have never tried pot holders in anything but cotton. You can try acrylic and see if it gets hot to the touch.

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Acrylic yarn is NOT a good idea for this. It can possibly melt if it gets to hot leading to burns.

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:ty for sharing this pattern and posting the pictures. Such a clever idea. I just may have time to make some to take to some friends that we get together with on Christmas.

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Thanks to all for the advice. I broke down and made a trip to WM for the cotton yarn. Can't wait to try these for stocking stuffers!

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Thanks for all the kind words. I found that I like the smallest size the best, but thought I would add the others so you can cover more of your fingers if you want to.

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I've already begun my first pair as a gift, and I love them! I'm using an F hook because I like tight sc sts with cotton, so I'm doing the large size, and it's just perfect.

 

I decided on yellow for the tops and Gum Drop variegated (nearly rainbow colors) for the bottoms and edging. They are sooooo adorable!

 

I know all my sisters and friends are going to want some.

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I've made 6 of these already as gifts! Very handy and the pattern is quick and easy to remember. I think I am finally ready to experiment with your pattern. Thanks so much!

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I'm so glad to hear that the pattern is working for you. Would love to see what variations you come up with. :)

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