One of my main reasons for chosing to work on the 'block-a-month' project, was because I wanted to learn to read patterns properly. I figured that if I was working on the same squares as the rest of the group, then there would be plenty of people ready to help when I needed it.
Well, it's working... and I'm now confident enough to try any pattern... well, almost any pattern!
Another interesting thing, is that I can now see FAULTS in patterns. Instead of assuming that I am the one at fault, I can see that there are times where the pattern just does not make sense.
This is one of those patterns. All was well up until about round 7, and then I got stuck. The instructions didn't fit with the previous round... so I ignored them, and just made it up based on the photograph of the finished square.
It is a free online pattern - Bright and Cheery Square, by Dayna Audirsch... click here for the link. I've used a 4.5mm hook, and recycled 8ply yarns.
- round 1 & 2 - mid blue
- round 3 - navy
- round 4 - beige
- round 5 - cream
- round 6 - rivergum green
- round 7 - mid blue
- round 8 - natural fleck
- round 9 - dark burgundy
- round 10 - peacock blue
- round 11 - rivergum green