Sometimes, I just start crocheting squares, and decide later what they’re going to be. Is it a bag? Is it a pillow cover? Do I love them enough to make four hundred so it can be a blanket? These started out that way, just a combination of colors from my yarn basket that got piled together at random and looked kind of inspiring together.
The gingham blanket begs for some color. It is such a blank canvas, a fresh and empty backdrop, waiting for paint. [Wow, I really do miss knitting that blanket. So soon, that happened…I just now thought about starting another one just like it. Beware, gingham blanket-makers. This project has mojo.]
I can’t resist that gingham backing, too. I just have such a need to put a little pioneer-girl on everything, and I guess this threatened to be too, I don’t know, vivid? A lot of yin, needs a little yang. Balance.
Edit: the pattern source for the squares is the book Little Crochet by Linda Permann—here she is.