It's been another hectic week here, but I've managed to tick one thing off my list - my centre square for the Around the Bases CAL, starting on August 9!
I'm going to use all Stylecraft Special DK for this afghan, choosing colours with a random pull from my bag of scraps and rejecting only if I've used the same colour in the last 10 rows already. It's made for some interesting colours so far... but that will be part of the charm!
The really special thing about this CAL is that each one is going to be unique, because WE get to choose the starting square!
I spent quite a long time on Ravelry looking at different square options, before narrowing it down to a shortlist and coming to a decision. It was really hard! I ended up deciding on a square and then converting it to a rectangle - after Sophie and the Lily Pond, I need a break from square afghans :P
But what to do with all the other pretty squares that I found? It seems a shame to just forget all about the lovely crochet that I found...
So, shared here for you (and me) are the big afghan squares that tempted me the most as the centre square for this CAL :) They are in no particular order, and all pictures are from the pattern pages and belong to their respective owners.
Published by Mellie Blossom
by Tera Kulling
by Donna Kay Lacey
by Julie Yeager
by Angela Harriman
Daisy Centre Mandala Square
by Zooty Owl
by Polly Plum
The Enchanted Garden
by Courtney Jones Laube
Cost: $3 + $1.99 for the Crocodile Stitch Flower pattern
The Darkness Held at Bay
by Shan Sevcik
So, what did I go with in the end?
The Darkness Held at Bay, with some extra rows of bphdc after the centre square to make it rectangular, and then an extra row around the edge to get to the right stitch count :)
What do you think? Are you interested in joining this CAL too? Which afghan square would you use to start with?