I wish I had taken a photo of the room to reminisce.
Anyway, in the now-packed-away stash of crochet patterns that USED TO BE wall decorations, I found this 1971 dated leaflet called "this 'n' that" - crocheted with washable rug yarn, published by Columbia Minerva. One of the more colorful leaflet patterns I have from that stash, I used the photos to create a crochet pattern of my own, using standard weight acrylic yarn, and felt for the "classic" 1970's decor that I imagine must have been standard decor in the kitchen during that era.
As the pattern was for rug yarn, I literally started from scratch with the pattern, and made two different types of potholder crochet patterns for the various crocheting ranges that may be interested in a relatively quick project that could potentially use up scrap yarn.
As an experienced crocheter, it took me about 2-1/2 hours to crochet the pot holders themselves, and at least an hour to sew on the embellishment.
I also attached the files I made for my felt patterns for your use. (See step 4.) Please DO NOT sell these patterns, but feel free to sell ANYTHING you create from them.
A shout-out to the crocheted potholder pattern that has come before me on this site:
Super Simple Single Crochet Pot Holder by Crystals Creations
Read on to get started on these!