Pot holders really aren't fun. They are functional. You wouldn't say " Hey, let's get the potholders out and play a game!", or "We should have a party and invite those crazy potholders next door!" Nope. Potholders take their work very seriously. They keep you from burning your hands off.
I have two oven mitts that I reach for every time I cook. The same ones, over and over again, even though I have several to choose from. They are stained and nasty looking, but I don't want to throw them out, because, well, my hands haven't burned off.
So I decided to make some cute ones. Decoy potholders. I can leave these laying around without shame, while the the real workhorses of the kitchen stay in the cupboard. And it satisfied my need to want to crochet something, while I was in the middle of quilting something.
here. I used hobby Lobby, I love this Cotton, and a G hook (the blue one was made with Cotton Ease).
And it was FUN!