The other week we had a bridal shower for my niece. I made a few hotpads as part of her gift. Their kitchen will be red with the turquoise accents. The bone worked up fast. I used Lily Sugar’n Cream in Nautical Twist. The pattern was from a calendar and is no longer in print.
The bigger hot pad is a mandala. I had a subscription for Happily Hooked magazine and it was in there. You can get the pattern on ravelry. It is called Geometric Mandala Hot Pad.
The smaller hotpad is by Maggie’s Crochet. It is called Gold & White Potholder. It was also in a calendar and doesn’t seem to be available.
All three worked up quickly and were fun to make for my niece.