Friday, May 22, 2009

Bottle Cap Hot Pads by Dawn

Thank God we had two months to finish these potholders! I had a small collection of bottle caps that I started with,but soon ran out of. I enlisted my husband and friends to save theirs for me. Now, that I've finished using them, my husband doesn't know what to do with his. To him, it now seems a waste to throw them away.

I used every minute of it working on these darlings. I would crochet in the car, at the kids Doctor appointments, during knit nights, watching movies, and everywhere in between. Even once I finally got all 95 caps covered, I still had to sew them all together! : )

All the work aside, I absolutely love the way they turned out. They are very sturdy and they stay put when you set them down. (I find very important when you trying to put a pot on it.) Being crochet thread, I know they will last a lifetime with proper care.

So, to those of you who receive my lovelies, take care, enjoy, and know that a lot of love and hard work went into these.


  1. These are brilliant. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  2. WAH!!! those are awesome!

    i've seen resin-filled bottle caps as game pieces, pins, hair clips, magnets, treasures...

  3. These are so cool and unique. I love them!

  4. These are really cool. How did you sew them together so cleanly?

    Of course, I had a huge moment of panic last night and I, umm, ripped all of the ones I had done. Now I have one done and until Tuesday when I plan to mail them out. Eeep!

  5. I stitch the bottoms together. If you flip them over, it's a little messier, but the tops look great!

  6. These are gorgeous! I have never seen anything like it before. Oh, I do hope i'm one of the lucky ones...

  7. These are awesome! Great Job!! Whoever gets one will be very lucky.


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