I finally made a start on using the shocking pink yarn that I mentioned a few weeks ago. I have a huge ball of it. I found it in a big bag of tangled yarn that someone was trying to sell at my local market. I said "Oh, it's all tangled", offered a cheeky price, and the stallholder snapped my hand off! I quite enjoy sorting out tangled yarn. So I did that first and then mulled over what to do with the shocking pink.....and mulled, and mulled.
Then I remembered a pattern that I had saved on one of my Pinterest boards. It must be good because lots of other crafters have taken the pin. Here it is:
Observant readers might notice that I copied the colours. That was by sheer coincidence. They are exactly the colours I needed to use for the start of my project. The pattern and video tutorial are very well done. I was able to follow them easily and I did so until I reached the grey rounds. Then I winged it a little as I wanted to continue making a much bigger granny square.
The fact that I was able to crochet something that looks like a flower and then adjust the pattern to make a larger square has me stupidly chuffed. I might be starting to understand this crochet business!
I usually stay well within my comfort zone when crocheting. But this pattern has made me think that I might tackle one of those beautiful mandalas that I see on other blogs. At least it's on my future "to do" list and that is progress for someone who always has to look at instruction books whenever she starts a new crochet project!
PS: If I regularly comment on your blog and appear to have stopped recently, it could be due to a new Blogger problem. Some comments are coming back as "undeliverable". I'm hoping this is just a temporary glitch.