Double thickness crocheted hot pad. The blog where this photo tutorial is found has enchanting and CLEAR photos of projects intended for a young girl's hope chest: her daughter.
Crochet hot pads
Kitchen Crochet, Sewing & More
Art in the Kitchen: Crochet Potholders and Hot Pads
Vintage crocheted hot pad holders.
Linked double crochet tutorial
Cool crochet pattern.
Crochet Owl - Tutorial
Crocheted border #crochet
Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!
Crochet Stitches & Techniques, non traditional knit
Diagonal Crochet Stitch