Car journeys can be useful crochet time, particularly at the moment when my 'sit down' time after putting the kids to bed is getting later and later (Cubs, football, lighter nights, extended supper time and stories) and I've barely time to have a quick cup of tea let alone crochet, before its my bedtime!
Travelling back home on Monday I managed to finish off my square doily. I used a pattern in this Japanese crochet book, a ball of blue 100% cotton and a size 2.5mm hook.
The pattern was a repeat of 3 rows with a decorative edging, and given the size of the hook, made up pretty quickly. This time I used a diagram to follow the pattern, which was relatively easy to do once you got into the swing of it, giving me a bit of confidence to pursue further Japanese patterns in the future
Not quite sure how I will utilise my new doily - I never really saw myself as a doily kind of person, but I think I may be a convert...