It's always fun to learn something new. I have crocheted for years, but hadn't done a lot of crocheting recently. Back before Christmas, I found a link on Tipnut for this pattern for a crocheted pot holder. The retro look of this holder really appealed to me, and it looked fairly straightforward, so I attempted to crochet one. To my surprise, it was relatively quick and easy, even though the finished product looks quite complex. I ended up making three of these, 2 yellow ones and a blue one. The neat thing about it is that one can make color changes at any point in the pattern, so every holder can look kaleidoscopic and quite different.
Here are the 2 yellow ones I made. You can see how the two look quite different due to the way I arranged the colors.
And here is the blue one.
I do want to make more of these, since they are great for using odds and ends of cotton yarn left from other projects. Maybe someone else would like to try this, too.
While working on these, I happened to remember a pattern for a crocheted snowflake hot pad I had made years ago from an old Annie's Attic magazine. I hunted it up and made one of those, too.
Wouldn't this be pretty in red and white? I may just have to try that!