This Hotpad is Just Right

When searching for the perfect porridge, chair, and bed, Goldilocks realized they aren’t all equal. Some were too big, too small, too soft, too hard, or too hot!

I think it’s safe to say I’ve had the same dilemmas with hot pads. One of our farmgirl sisters recently sent along a pair of hand-knit hot pads and you guessed it, they are the perfect thickness, texture, and size, which might not seem like such a big deal, but how many times have I grabbed my pot with a too-big hot pad all askew and found myself running my hand under cold water to comfort the burn that resulted. The perfect hot pad does make a difference, and these are just right.

Photo Mar 11, 7 27 10 PM

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is why I am totally addicted to our chatroom Dishcloth swaps! I have received so many beautiful and thick dishcloths and they work perfect as hot pot grabbers too! Farm girl ingenuity!

  2. Where I come from ( VA ) we call them potholders. I collect hand made ones, especially vintage ones in silly shapes like fruits, etc . The local Amish aren’t supposed to have anything not functional in their homes but hotpads/potholders are allowed as they are ” useful”. Amish homes are just filled with the most colorful and outrageous ones you have ever seen. They are hung on every door knob, on every cabinet door , on the walls, and anywhere else that needs sprucing up with beauty. They have hand knit, crocheted and quilted ones. It is a favored gift to make as well, especially for newlyweds. The ones shaped like chickens where the wings fold down over the pot handle are my favorites.

  3. Karen Hargis says:

    Does anyone have a pattern for that hotpad/potholder?? I’ve been searching for a crochet or knit pattern for a hotpad/potholder that would be just the right thickness, texture, and size. Mine always seem to let too much heat through and either burn me or the counter/table.

    Thank yoU!

  4. Cyndi says:

    Is there a pattern available?

  5. Nancy says:

    I too would love to have a pattern for the pictured hotpad.

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