This months kit was one that every household can never have enough of. Fancy Floral Hot Pads kit has enough yarn to crochet or knit 3 hot pads. It has been my experience that most houses are always in need of a pretty hot pad to help protect there tables and counters from hot pots.
The kit came with enough yarn to complete three Hot Pads in the bright spring colors of pink, light pink, white, turquoise and lavender. All the yarn was medium worsted weight cotton yarn, all in unmarked labels.
The stitches in the hot pads for the most part are your basic crochet stitches of the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet, half double crochet (Half Double Crochet, double crochet (The Double Crochet) and triple (Triple/Treble Crochet). This will give a new crocheter a good workout with using a variety of these basic stitches and for an added challenge there is the front post double crochet. All the patterns are on an easy level and I will only need to supply an E hook and a tapestry needle.
Each pot holder can easily be done in one afternoon in time for supper that evening. This is a great kit for a couple of reasons. First, the patterns are written in clear and simple instructions. I had no trouble following them, even with my husband, son and two pre school granddaughters playing in the room as I worked The projects are also small enough to carry “on the go” with you.
Secondly, if you are wanting to experience with working in rounds, this would be a great kit to take out for a test drive. With the easy skill level and the size of each project, it makes for good practice. As always with crocheting rounds, I would suggest using stitch holders to mark the beginning of each round. Just to ensure that you will not lose your spot.
I am rating this kit a 9, losing only one point for the yarn being unable to duplicate. All the skeins were in unmarked labels. (which I was really sorry for after working with them) The yarn was so easy to work with and looked great when the project was finish. I get frustrated when I really like a yarn and can no longer get my hands on any more.
One hot pad went with my daughter, who asked me for one before the kit arrived. My sister received the second one and I kept the third one for my tea bar, it is perfect to protect my table from a hot pot of tea.
Then by changing some of the color scheme, there was enough yarn left over for a fourth hot pad which I also was able to get done in time to give as a thank you gift.
Would love to hear your thoughts on crochet hot pads! Do you like to use them, or give them as gifts?
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.