craft and crochet
I have been working on a granny square afghan for a while.... but I am inspired by all the beautiful crochet out there.
Raad met draad: Haakpatroon Finse granny square
Here's a clever way to use just a handful of granny squares – mini baskets! The tutorial walks you through adding the handles. It calls for putting in a sewn lining, but if you're not a fan of sewing, I bet you could skip it (though your basket won't be as rigid or sturdy).
200 Days!!! - A Granny A Day
Here's a great example of shifting a round motif into a square later on (where a standard granny square begins with corners in the very first round, in this motif the corners aren't made until Round 5). Happy Flower Block (tutorial) by Annie's Place.
Annie's Place: Happy Flower Block Tutorial
Finally Finished – Lovely Round Cushion | Little Tin Bird
African Flower - Click on this link -- the written instructions are included! That was hard to find...