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Thread: Crochet over bottle caps

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    I have some hot pads my Grandma crocheted over bottle caps many years ago. I found this site and got the idea of making a yo-yo over a bottle cap instead of crochet. I think you could use the warm and natural to line the yo-yo and then add the bottle cap just before you close it up. Sew a few together and then you would have your hot pad.
    Grandma made some that looked like a bunch of grapes and some that were sunflowers.
    It would be another way to use up scraps. What do you all think of this idea?

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    i just cant picture that

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    Why use the bottle caps? Seems like they would wear on the fabric, and you would have to wait to collect enough to make something. Great idea for scraps though. Those collect faster than you can turn around.

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    That sounds adorable. Gret way to recycle, too!

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    Do you have any pictures youcould post, I'd love to see them!

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    I thought those were trivets not hot pads. I learned something new.

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    Metal bottle caps? Do they even male them anymore?
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    I think it sounds cute! Please post if you decide to make them.

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    ahhhh beer bottle caps I see now seems like a good enough reason to me to start drinking early! LOL

    Thanks
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    You gave me an idea for milk jug caps...

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    Clever!! Thank you for sharing :D:D:D

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    Here are the ones my Grandma made

    Grandma's crochet sunflower
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    Grandma's grapes
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    Boy, that brought back a memory! My Mom made the grape cluster. Wish I had thought to keep it and frame like you have done.

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    Beautiful!

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    Man its been along time, grannie used to have those. thanks for sharing. I think the yo yo idea is a good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willa
    I thought those were trivets not hot pads. I learned something new.
    They were used as trivets, but grandma called them hotpads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Boy, that brought back a memory! My Mom made the grape cluster. Wish I had thought to keep it and frame like you have done.
    Love the framing, I collect old pot holders, hotpads, etc. Now I know how to display them in a unique way. thanks

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    My grandmother made the same grape bundle from metal bottle caps! I wish I had one of them now. She made them for Christmas presents for her ladies church group. I saw neat yo yo using a penny for the insert. It made a great place mat or mug mat when sewn together. The penny was just the right heaviness.

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    http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Pothol...le-Cap-Hot-Mat

    Try this link. The other one wouldn't load for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Why use the bottle caps? Seems like they would wear on the fabric, and you would have to wait to collect enough to make something. Great idea for scraps though. Those collect faster than you can turn around.
    my grand mother made the grape ones and i still have part of one she passed when i was 17 that is many years ago and my mother used it almost every day

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    I made some of these years ago using craft batting and just circles of fabric. Made the circles of fabric and batting a little smaller than the cover fabric, sewed them yo-yo style then sewed them together in squares, rectangles, grapes, do some green for grape leaves, or whatever design you want them to be then i cut felt pieces in the shape of the design and glued it to the bottom of the hot pad. They really do look nice, are very functional and last a long time. Make nice gifts too. :thumbup:

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    This really brought back memories. My grandmother made quite a few of these for table hot pads or trivets. They held up very well as I remember. I wonder, though, how you would go about cleaning them with the metal caps inside. Someone wondered about using the plastic milk bottle tops, but I wonder if they would melt from a hot casserole dish. It looks to me like small yo-yos would be a perfect substitute for crochet.

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