Crocheted potholders always evoke a strong feeling of simple living for me. Walking into the kitchen of my grandmother's farmhouse, I could smell the freshly brewed coffee and home-made bread baking in her oven. She would be hovering over pans and a skillet and always -- a crocheted potholder tucked into the strings of her apron.
These are the fondest of memories for me. I cherish them & try to recreate them.
Using this same book -- Kitchen Basics in Cotton, I crocheted this Irish Rose Potholder.
With Peaches n Cream crochet cotton and a size H hook, I used colors that bring to mind those images of a simple, country life.
An irish rose is such a gorgeous, intricate flower. And when given a pattern that somewhat replicates that beauty, well -- I honestly may never use this potholder (ha! can't imagine gooey cheese from an oven-baked pizza all over this thing......)
But hanging from an apron string, now that might just be the thing.