I have somehow ended up owning some vintage thread crocheted potholders. One of my favorites is this round white potholder with the pink satin ribbon laced every other row. It's a simple pattern, really, and I decided to document it by writing the pattern down. So I hauled out the stash of crochet thread, made a cuppa tea and started in on it. I have the general principle but haven't yet gotten it to lay truly flat.