Scalloped Potholders over the years since first discovering the pattern. I don't add the hanging loop because to my mind, these come out too thick to use easily as a potholder. Those I've gifted with these pieces use them as hot mats (or trivets, if you will) to hold hot dishes on the table. The actual pattern shows the piece done all in one color, but I've had lots of fun with the colors and color changes in these.
I believe that I first found the link on Tipnut, and that these were shown with many changes of solid bright colors. They looked a bit like kaleidoscope designs and just really caught my eye. But I've truly enjoyed incorporating some ombre colors in there. Endless variations, really.
The ombre yarn you see in the middle rows of these hot mats is by Peaches'n'Creme and is called Ahoy Ombre. I thought it looked so pretty -- the perfect colors for summer and crocheting at the beach. My daughter saw me working on these and suggested she could use more hot pads for Christmas. They also make great hostess gifts.
|Sea Mist is the the outside color on this one.|
|This looks larger than the top one, but really they are exactly the same size.|