My favourite crochet book has some awesome modern patterns, like anarchy hats and skull jumpers, but for my first major crochet project, I've gone with my love of all things vintage and have started making a granny square cushion cover!
It's not just because they're easy; and believe me, they are very easy. My record is three in one night. It's because they look cool. I'm kind of in two minds about making a cushion cover now, and am debating making a blanket instead (or buying some more yarn to make a blanket too!) as I can imagine that loads of them together would look even better. And if I do go for the cushion cover, I don't know whether I'll make it all with small squares, or do one side as one big square. Such decisions!
This is the first time I've crocheted anything since the lessons I took in the summer, and I love seeing how I've progressed since making these squares. The first square took loads of attempts, and is looser and less neat than the last one I made. I can actually see my progress, and I'm as proud of the slightly saggy first attempts as I am of the tidier, more recent squares.
Yarn is Bergere De France Coton Fifty, I bought it here. It's lovely to work with!