The other night I was wandering through YouTube tutorials to teach me new crochet stitches. I decided to try the Basket Weave. It started out as just a test but after a bit I decided to make it a potholder. :)
I used THIS YouTube tutorial to help me. Because I didn't have a pattern, I just kept crocheting until I made a size I liked. After completing the basket weave, I went around the edge with a slip stitch. If you do not know how to do a slip stitch, check out THIS SITE.
It is a very easy project. Don't let the look of it scare you off. :)
*I did start with 26 chain stitches as stated in the tutorial*