Anyway, my little granny squares were bothering me a bit and rebel that I am, I broke free from the pattern and decided to do a treble stitch around one of my finished squares. I liked the result. It was much neater and somehow finished the square off. I couldn't help myself further, so I single crocheted around the treble trim to add another colour.
I have had set in my mind since starting these squares that I want the blanket to be trimmed in, out and around in white so all the coloured squares kind of pop! There are pom poms on the corners of the blanket too in my wild imagination. Today I did another double crochet trim around the outside of one of the squares. I just love the texture of all the stitches under my fingers. I still have to google joining methods.
I am an unconventional crafter it seems and have a habit of jumping in the deep end as a beginner. I wouldn't call it that in this case but I have already half made up my own pattern ~ shocking!
The little pink square above with the daisy in the centre I altered from the original centre. Instead of doing double crochet stitches as the spokes, I changed to 1x dc, 2x tr, 1x dc. It made the petals more rounded, and well, petal-y. The colour combination is my favourite. I like the other square too but it's a tad yellow-er than I would have liked. But he'll look fine mixed in with his friends. Or is that a she?
I hope all this changing will not be at my peril but I'm having fun, and that's what's most important, isn't it?
Details: I used Patons Cotton Blend 8 ply for my squares on a 3.5mm hook. Yarn available from Yummy Yarn & Co.