I have finally finished sewing the ends in on the squares destined for the next scrap blanket, after..a year..maybe. There was only 35 of them, and I despair of ever actually finishing this particular blanket. It might pay me to get all of them out and see how many there actually are. Some color schemes in them I REALLY like – like the ‘dark rainbow’ set. Mustard, rust, bottle green, navy, plum and dark red/maroon. It turns out that most of the squares had some shade of purple in them, which I found amusing.
I tried out the 8 petalled African flower from Made in K-Town and found that it worked quite well. I think the other 8 petalled ones I made were from the Somalia square. Or…maybe not. Nope nope nope. The previous ones I made have 16dcs in the centre, then the bottom of the petals (done [dc, ch2, dc] and [2dc, ch2, 2dc] alt), 5dc for the top of the petals, LSC row , sc, hdc, dc corner row and a dc only R6. It is also a great deal smaller than the K-Town one. The PDF of this one is familiar, but it isn’t the pattern for the square I have. Hmm..I don’t have the pattern in Pinterest either, so I’m wondering is I invented this one? Its possible.
I also tried out the Simply Squared Granny Square this morning, and I don’t like how it is written, or the method of starting row 2. I’d start with the ‘ch3, then dc in the next stitch’, rather than half of the tr2tog. I might try it again. I used a fat 8ply and a 4.5mm hook.
Time to look at how many squares I actually have. I found some more I’d already done of this group. Let me tell you this…the cheaters end weaving using the fisherman’s knot saves a LOT of time!
ETA: I have 98 all up. I think I will make an extra two and start joining them together.