What is it? It's this:
I started planning this post right when I started this blog last year, but it got lost in the shuffle until now. I just thought it would be fun to show all the stages of these crochet octagons at once!
This was intended to be my easy tv project over a year ago now. Once Clara was done I thought of it again and pulled it out. It is the Spanish Tiles afghan from 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans & Throws, edited by Bobbie Matela. As far as easy tv projects go, it is not actually that easy. I have the octagons down, but yesterday I tried one of the small filler squares:
That final round of orange is stitched both under and over the previous round of red, and it requires complete concentration! I'm hoping I will get used to it.
Here's an idea of where it is all going:
I have to say, though, that I am not completely happy with those squares, now that I see them in the photos. I like the circle in the middle, but after that I may simplify things. Anyway, there's no rush on this one!