The August 2012 issue of Crochet World hit the web today. My over sized potholder is one of the patterns in this month. I made it very large to set hot casserole dishes on. It is reversible, too. The other side is worked in the same pattern only in sold green. It was worked in Royale size 3 crochet thread in sage and coffee colors with a size E/4 crochet hook. It measures 9" x 16" and uses front and back post stitches to give it some thickness.
If you want to see a better picture of it click on the Crochet World link above. They named it the "Double Duty Pot Holder". Very fitting !!