My mom introduced me to this pattern to make an Origami Hotpad. I tried the first one hot off her crochet hook, and I was the one that was hooked!
They are a great size and thick enough to keep your hands protected. Since all of my potholders look like Chernobyl victims, it was past time to make some new ones.
They take one skein of Sugar 'n Cream yarn - available at Walmart for about $1.79. They can be whipped up using single crochet in just a couple hours. A great thing to do while watching a movie.
Click here for the free pattern!