I've been going back and rereading all the blogs that specialise in crochet and seeing which of their tutorials I could understand and attempt. My first stop was Attic 24 where I had a memory of a really cute granny square tutorial. I was so thrilled to find that I could understand the directions and even managed to teach myself the 'bobble' stitch. So I've been practicing my regular granny square and now my flower granny square.
|the central part has the bobble stitch, then the grey is the first round of treble crochet|
|the top is done on a 5.5mm hook, the bottom on a 4mm, trying out different sizes|
I think I might try the Japanese flowers next! I am going a bit crochet mad, but it's so exciting to be learning something new that's really firing my imagination.