Well I did it. I not only bought the yarn I needed to finish that watermelon pot holder but I actually finished it.
Can you tell which is the one my friend bought for me and which is the one I made?
If you guess that mine is the one on the bottom or to the right then you're right. This one actually came out slightly smaller but not by much. I wasn't sure if it's because of the size hook I used or because I tend to crochet a bit on the tight side.
I thought I would try another one with a larger hook.
And then there were three.
The larger hook did the trick. It came out exactly the same size as the original one.