I saw these two hot pad patterns and just had to try them. They both look way more difficult than they actually are. In fact, once you make one of each you've basically memorized the patterns.
Here is the pattern for the flower shaped Starburst Hot Pad.
The assembly video is a must see as the pattern is not well written.
Here is the pattern for the Crochet Flower Hot Pad.
If you are a Ravelry member, you can see more great examples of both of these!