Although a necessity in the kitchen, potholders can also raise the aesthetics of it to another dimension. They can turn a mundane and plain kitchen into an art gallery.
History books point out that the textile potholders were not invented until mid 19th century. Before they came up on the scene, tongs, towels, rags, or apron corners have served to protect hands from hot dishes and cooking utensils.
The first potholders were typically small 6-7-inch squares of fabric or woven fibers that were stitched with designs and phrases. Later, housewives started making them out of yarn, using different shapes, stitches and colors, which made potholders not only a staple tool, but also an eye-pleasing decor.
Sadly, I have no crochet potholders (I use oven mitts), but I would gladly make some to decorate my kitchen walls. Do you use crochet potholders?