Aren't these gorgeous?
Pretty Petals Potholders
(Pictures from Ravelry.com)
Knit-Cro-Sheen is a #10 thread. Although the pattern calls for Knit-Cro-Sheen, I saw several people say that they would use sport-weight yarn for a thicker potholder and wouldn't have to crochet two of them together, and others used plain old Peaches & Cream Cotton yarn.
I HAVE to make one just so I can sit and stare at it.
Here is the back that one person made, which I like better than two sides of the same pattern:
Pretty Petals Potholder 9378
The Complete Book of Crochet
The Spool Cotton Company, 1948
Materials: KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 1 ball
Steel Crochet Hook No. 7
1 bone ring.
Starting at center, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 15 sc in ring. Join with sl st in 1st sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each st around (30 sts). Join with sl st in top st of 1st ch-3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * half dc in front loop of next st, 5 dc in front loop of next st, half dc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join last sc in same place as 1st sc.
4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in remaining loop of each st of rnd before last, increasing 15 sts evenly around (45 sts). Join.
Repeat 3rd and 4th rnds alternately until piece measures 6 1/4 inches, ending with the 3rd rnd. Break off.
Make another piece same as this, sew these 2 pieces together along outer edges of last dc-rnd, having petals on outside. Sew on bone ring.
HOW TO PAD POT HOLDERS ... If pot holder consists of two pieces, one for each side, cut flannel, muslin or any soft material slightly smaller than crocheted pieces. Tack to wrong side of one piece. Complete according to directions. If pot holder consists of only one piece, cut a lining, allowing 1/2 inch all around for seams, turn back seam allowance and sew neatly in place on wrong side