This is an easy stitch that produces a crocheted fabric that is sturdy with an interesting texture. I can imagine it making a great handbag or tote; or for the house it a sturdy cushion or floor mat. The texture would be good on a wash cloth or dish rag. And it's thick enough to be a good coaster. I used the stitch in a potholder that provides enough thickness to protect my hand, but isn't so bulky that it's difficult to handle.
Chain an even number of stitches.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *1 CH, skip 1 ch, 1 SC in next ch, repeat from * to end, turn
Row 2: 1 CH, skip first sc, *1 SC in 1 ch sp, 1 CH, skip 1 sc, repeat from *, ending 1 SC in 1 ch, turn
Repeat row 2.