My Grand-Mère was a star in many ways and she had a love affair with her crochet. She spent hours in her ‘crochet-chair’ making all kinds of projects. One of them were her famous ‘maniques’ (potholders) that are still used and abused from mothers to daughters. Yes, Saskia is a fan too.
Made from white cotton, their sizes and thickness vary. As a novice, I haven’t figured out what stitches she used. It looks like HDC for some.
Below is a picture of those antiques and you can tell that they have seen better days! They got burnt, soiled, chewed on (dogs) but they do their job to the perfection!