My neighbour gives me a couple each Christmas. They are not fancy but handy. She does about 24 single crochets across in rows and finishes the edge by crochetting all around the edge. It is about 7 inches square. She uses the thick cotton yarn so they take the heat really well. I've never used them as dishclothes, just for putting on the knobs of my casserole dishes. I could easily do them myself but they are always more special when someone goes to the trouble to make them for me.