I really love this pattern and after crocheting 3 sides (1 1/2 potholders) I'm thinking I have no choice but to use it. The one I finished is a bit on the small side 5 3/4". I'm thinking of adding another round of increases before the top petal shaping.
I just love the small crochet thread and the vintage patterns too!! but they just seem to take so much longer than something done in dk or worsted weight.
I was afraid such fine thread wouldn't provide much in the way of heat proofing, but it did the job when I took some carrot cake out of the oven this morning.
The other pattern I like is just a big 6 sided granny square type potholder (kind of like this one), with a few color changes to make it interesting. What would you want to get? Little frilly or big granny?