Craftsy Premium: Hotdish!

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Join Brenda K.B. Anderson for a Premium LIVE tutorial on how to make the Hotdish! hot pad. Inspired by a mid-century design aesthetic, this cheeky hot pad will protect your counter tops and dinner table from heat when serving up your favorite hotdish (or any favorite meal served in a casserole dish). Created by working in the thermal stitch pattern, the fabric is very thick and dense, and has square-shaped stitches – just perfect as a base for cross-stitch! Maybe you aren’t a fan of hotdish or perhaps you have never tasted one. That’s ok because a blank chart is included in the pattern as well, so that you can create your own cross-stitch design instead! And just in case you’ve never heard of a hotdish before – it’s a regional casserole-style dish of the upper midwestern United States (particularly Minnesota, North Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin) that contains a starch, meat, vegetable, and often a cream-based soup or a tomato base.

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6 Responses to “Craftsy Premium: Hotdish!”

  1. Heather Beatty-Eastman

    I used a modified slip stitch to finish off the last row which gave a very nice bind-off. I used the same loops as for the rest of the material, but instead of the "yarn over and pull through 2 loops" that makes the height of the sc, I just slip-stitched it.

  2. Dauna

    Hot dish is not a thing in Canada. Usually casseroles are hot

  3. Linda Park

    Foundation chain is also stretchy which is probably not great for this project.

  4. Mimi Hapsis

    Love this

  5. Arleen Garcia

    Did I miss the live tutorial?

  6. Kathy Carmack