Picture of Stir Me up Potholder- first ever crochet project
I made this as my first ever crochet project.

I found the pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stir-me-up-potholders

I got the loop slightly wrong as I missed part of a stitch out but I think it adds character :)

I'd definitely recommend this pattern as it is enjoyable to do and quite fast and economical with yarn.
Oh, that looks like so much fun! I'll have to look at that pattern :)