Monday, November 2, 2020

Turkey Hot Pad

I mentioned when I was finishing the Halloween hot pads I adapted from the mug rug pattern in Spooktacular Crochetthat I wanted to make some additional holiday hot pads by alternating the colors and finding different appliques. This is my first Thanksgiving one.

The original pattern called for Omega Sinfonia sport yarn and I continued with that for this project. I've been able to find limited colors of this yarn online at Hobby Lobby. I couldn't find any in our local store when I was there recently. My primary source for this yarn continues to be Creative Yarn Source. Again I have no association with the store, I just like to know where I can find yarn that is suitable for a project and lately cotton sport weight yarn has been something I've been searching for and buying more of online and I'm always open to knowing where to go for selection and price.

The colors used for the hot pad are cinammon, burgendy and gold. The turkey is primarly cinammon but the feathers are made from scarps of left over cotton from previous hot pad and ami projects that used both Sinfonia and Schachenmayr Catania sport cotton yarn.

For those of you new to hot pads and wondering why I use cotton over acrylic, acrylic melts. There are other natural yarns that may work but cotton is my go to for kitchen items.

I was looking for a free applique to use for this hot pad and found this one based on the hand turkeys kids used to make in school. You can find the pattern here. The pattern calls for size 10 crochet thread but I wanted a turkey that would fit the hot pad so I used the sport cotton and I was pleased with the outcome.

1 comment:

Dee | said...

How cute! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26.

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