So I was told by the designer of the potholder I was trying to crochet that it doesn't look like I'm doing it right. And looking at the pictures, I don't think I'm doing it right either. Not sure what I'm doing wrong so I'm going to try to talk to a few friends in the neighborhood who crochet and figure it out. Oh well. I guess I can't just teach myself how to do everything. Will keep you posted when I figure it out.