A granny/starburst/circle thing-y that I love pillow. This was a very happy pillow to crochet.
For reference, this is the exact same pattern I am crocheting for these, same yarn colors with some additional ones added in. But these are crocheted with a smaller hook/tighter gauge, will be getting cream-colored borders instead of oatmeal. I use 100% wool, and usually use Cascade 220 yarn.
I had some questions about what type of crochet pattern I use for these. I took a class a couple years ago, and we literally eyed this blanket on my phone during class to try make up some sort of pattern, not the best way to create a pattern, but that blanket is why I wanted to crochet in the first place (the power of a photograph!). I practiced but got a bit frustrated until I found instructions on Yvonne's blog, which now seems to be gone. So I don't know if this is the same pattern or not anymore, its had a few evolutions. If you all would like, I can post a tutorial on how I make these here, and how I connect the squares. Actually it would be as much for me as anyone else, it would be nice to have a reference.
I also sketched out a new quilt pattern today that I am so excited about! I started sketching last week and just wasn't happy with anything, so I took a break. It helped, because when I came back to it a few days later I was able to sort everything out much better.