First I could not make up my mind which pattern to use, there are just too many. Then I thought maybe using one I made in elementary school, but that was boring. So after a lot of trying and unraveling and trying again I combined elements from a French and a Japanese stitch pattern book. I'm pleased with the result and know that these 5 were not the only potholders I made from those patterns.
I can't wait to see all other results and so want a picture of Adrian and Maritza sitting in a heap of all the potholders!