While I was browsing flickr I found this really pretty granny square rose. So, I went to the source for the pattern. The story behind the square is wonderful and very inspiring. Definitely left a smile on my face.
The first rose I finished was totally ugly...haha so I gave it another try.The second one turned out better, so I finished a full square with some of the yarns in my stash. I was crocheting to tight on the flower so I went up to a J-hook for that part, then switched back to an H-hook for the rest. With some more practice Im hoping to improve the shape of my flowers. This pattern will make some pretty projects or gifts. Hmmm wonder if I could finish some thing for Mother's Day? Probably not, I have the worst luck when it comes to finishing big projects on a time schedule. Anyway, all the directions are shown on her blog with pictures. I missed the crochet-a-long, but am enjoying the pattern none the less. Maybe next time Ill have better timing.
(The directions are shown as weeks 1-4 under the crochet-a-long (CAL) in the right hand margin.)