I didn't mean to start an acrylic vs cotton debate. :doh:
The plates that are going to sit on the placemat aren't even going to be very hot! They're dinner plates! And bowls! The placemats are just to catch all the drips and drops that are part of a four-year-old's eating experience.
My acrylic crocheted potholders are double thick, so any heat is conducted first through the top layer, then the next, before it reaches the table. I'm not cooking with them, just resting a cooling dish on them. They're fancy trivets.
If we can all ignore the part about me using acrylic yarn -- tough with it being in the title and all :rofl: -- I'm looking for PLACEMAT patterns, especially ones that have a nice border with a generic center that I can modify for myself.
I'm concerned that if I don't put some type of border,the placemat will not lay flat. I would prefer something simple that would not take away from the center design and I'm sure stockinette would curl.
Suggestions, please? :pout: