If you look at the pot holders from a low angle, you can see the pattern! I now have two new pot holders for the kitchen. The ones they are replacing are at least 15 years old. They are bar beer mats/towels. When I moved in with David he had no oven mitts, and I found that the beer towels were just the right size. With the flames from the gas cooker, the smaller square potholders are just the ticket!