My first Fanciful Flower Potholder came out very well and I am extremely pleased to report that it is the thickest potholder I have ever encountered. While this may not seem so important, let me point out that the first potholders I ever crocheted were so loosely constructed that inevitably I burn myself whenever I use them. Granted, they were my first crochet project ever, so my gauge wasn't particularly consistent, but this latest potholder is - by design - at least twice or three times as thick and therefore very effective at protecting your hands!
After making this first one I did go out and get some new pretty cotton in better colors for working on the set I will be making for charity. So, overall, this is a great free pattern and actually quite easy to follow. I highly recommend it! You can find the pattern here.