I have a new crochet book! My mum had an “I saw this and thought of you” moment, and bought me this:
Its a good book with a variety of different blocks (although some of the 200 are the same pattern but with stripes, but I suppose they had to get them from somewhere). The best thing about the book is that in the contents page where it lists the blocks with their names and page numbers, there is also a little picture of the block itself, so you can see what it looks like and easily find one you are looking for.
So far I’ve managed four blocks to make a cushion cover when they are sewn together:
All the blocks are made in double-knitting wool with a 5mm hook. Mine came out at 8 inches each but the books says 6. At least they are all the same size, but as you can see from the pictures, they’re not all wonderfully square! Still I think they’ll be OK once they are all sewn together and backed … will post a photo of the finished project when it is finished.