If granny squares hadn't made me crochet then ripples would have done!
This one is for my son and is made in colours he chose. It's the first time I've bought yarn specifically for a project which felt like a real treat. It's mostly that old favourite, Stylecraft Special DK which was mostly fine to work with despite having too many knots in the middle of balls for my liking (grrrr). I am so fussy about this and always end up pulling the row out and starting again which is so frustrating when you're nearly at the end of a two row stripe. I also ended up chosing a cheap acrylic green from my local Spotlight (I've no idea of the brand, sorry!) as I'm not keen on the current greens in the special DK range.
I wish I'd made my starting chain a bit longer so it would be wider as I wanted it to be a generous single bed size, and it's a little narrow, but apart from that I'm really pleased with it. What it lacks in width I made up for in length and it's huge!
It was finished in time for some winter snuggling and has been well used already. There's something very special about making a blanket to be used by a loved one.
Cotton next I think, maybe hexagons?