In February I stumbled upon a fantastic pattern for potholders. The pattern is free on Ravelry and can be found here. I've been playing a bit with Tunisian crochet, but never really made anything with it. Just sort of played around trying to learn the stitches. These potholders were a great way to practice Tunisian simple stitch (TSS). The only downside is that the pattern doesn't tell you how to do TSS, so I had to do some googling to get the instructions down pat.
However, the finished product is amazing! It is thick and double sided. You construct a rectangle and then fold it over and add the border through both pieces--so cool! It really is good for handing hot lids and handles while cooking. If you're looking to try Tunisian crochet I suggest starting here (and with some YouTube)..the result is great!
I made an orange one for myself (not pictured) and these two for my mom. They were her Valentine's Day gift, so I cross stitched a little heart on each of them. (That might be one of my favorite things about TSS--it's perfect for cross stitching on!)