Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover

I love, love, love my cast iron skillets but I hate how hot the handle gets.  I don’t know how many times I’ve forgotten about the hot handle of death and either almost dropped a boiling skillet of pasta sauce on myself or have burnt my hand.  That whole thing about fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice (or ten) times, shame on me definitely applies here.  I like to learn things the hard way. LOL. To save myself a trip to the burn unit, I’ve created a handle cover for my skillet. I hope this saves your hands as much as it has mine.

I actually made two versions; one with Red Heart Super Saver and one with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.  I wanted to see if there was any difference in the heat transfer between an acrylic and a cotton yarn, and to tell you the truth….I didn’t notice a difference.  Now I’m not saying that you should try picking up your skillet out of the oven but for stove use, this works perfectly.

This is a quick and easy project that you can work up in no time and it will save you from unnecessary hand scorching.  I hope you guys enjoy.  And to my dear friend Angie; yes, I’ve made you one.


What you’ll need:
G Hook
Acrylic or cotton yarn…you don’t need much.
Tapestry needle

* Chain does not count as a stitch
* The first stitch is placed in the same stitch as the chain

Magic Ring: Chain 2, 10 HDC in ring, slip stitch into first HDC, chain 2 (10)
Round 1: *HDC, 2 HDC*, repeat till end, slip, chain 2 (15)
Round 2-15: HDC in all, slip, chain 2 (15)
Fasten off and weave in end

I personally use a seamless join to end most of my project, it gives such a clean look.  You can find out how to do it here: Seamless join

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