When it's a potholder!
Started this in kitchen cotton for a square trivet, but looked at it when I was halfway done and thought it would be cute as a round potholdery, trivet-thingee.
May try a different joining technique next time; not thrilled with how whipstitching pushed the center edge out. but single crochet and slip stitch were worse.
And you noticed the "next time"? Yeah, definitely going to make this again. So cute, fun and easy!