This morning started out so well with beautiful bright skies but turned wet, cold and dreary by lunch time :-(
I've been working on those little baby blankets and I decided to use the 'Criss Cross' Square from the 200 Blocks book-a simple but striking square with an easy to repeat pattern
(Top right square in reds and browns)
I had some Paton's Acrylic Smoothie Yarn which I really love to crochet with as it feels soft and has a nice weight to it :-) I worked the square as in the pattern for five rounds and then I decided to play with it a little...
Once I was happy with the size (it's for a newborn so doesn't need to be massive) I decided to try out out of the borders in my lovely new book-using a simple pattern from there just to finish it off.
(The photo quality is pretty bad as I can't wait for day light to take a photo as I'm giving it to the recipient tomorrow morning)
I like the effect of playing around with the placement of the mesh stitches! Is it called 'fillet crochet'?
The other blanket isn't quite finished yet and I've improvised a different effect that I think looks great too-hopefully have a photo of that soon :-)
I've done a couple of other squares for the 'Sleeping Forest' blanket as well...
Total number of squares to make-126 (63/63)
Brown edged granny squares-35 made. 28 to go!
Special Square Motifs-10 made. 53 to go!
Total number of square made so far-45 made. 81 to go!