Sensational Sampler Afghan/Lapghan pattern. (Ran out of yarn in one block and was discouraged by my color choices in another, so this the only completed one from that source at this time.) Free download on Ravelry;
And this is clearly too much typing. I'm starting to feel that now, too. So, bring on the promised photos!
At left is the most recently finished square. I used the pattern Kata by Penny Davidson. Thanks for the pattern, Penny! I really enjoyed crocheting this and briefly had the impulse to make many more squares later and create an entire afghan out of them. I probably won't, but it says something very nice about the pattern and how well I think it turned out that I'd even momentarily consider doing that.
Pink Squares Braided
To the right is a square made from 4 mini granny squares that are joined with an easy flat braiding technique. Priscilla Hewitt explains the technique in this photo tutorial. It took forever for the images to load the first time. Otherwise, I had not trouble with the instructions or with easily following them.
Vroom, Vroom; Beep Beep!
scarf pattern I was following for the car illusion.
Not more stars, but tulips!
Ta- Da! I liked this pattern so much I started it a second time. It is the Illusion Tulips pattern by MuseSusan at DeviantArt. Well it's nearly that anyway; I think the designer will still recognize the finished product. I took a few rows off the bottom of the chart and out of the middle where the stems attach to the blossoms AND only used the first 50 stitches from right to left. This was to make the image fit into a 12" square. In the second one I'm using the left most 50 stitches, so it shows the two left most tulips (out of three total). I'm using lighter and brighter colors in the second try.