I have a dear friend / co-worker that loves all things vintage. She is a big collector of the potholders that were crocheted into all kinds of designs and colors. When she showed me her collection, she made a comment that it is a dying skill that now one does anymore. I told here that I can do them because I can crochet, but had never made potholders. I don't think she believed me, so when I found this pattern on Pinterest, and thought about crocheting up a couple of them for her for Christmas.
Her kitchen is decorated in red accents, so I picked the colors red and ecru and whipped them up in about two hours. I used cotton yarn to make them stronger and more durable, which is why the made up faster than If I had used cotton thread.
Then I looked through my dish towel fabric that I have, and found the perfect match, red and ecru! The toweling is from Moda, comes 18"wide, hemmed on the sides. I just cut to a length of 24" and hemmed each end. A perfect match, if I say so myself!