Barbara from Made in k-town is the host of the Beyond the Square challenge, the aim is to crochet motifs from Edie Eckman's book Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs.

Curiously my 1st crochet motif is a square chosen because I was already familiar with the stitch which also features in another of Edie's books Around the Corner Crochet Borders.  I used this stitch on the small blanket I made my mum for Christmas, it's a lovely stitch and I couldn't resist trying it out in square form so here it is.

Crochet motif

If you have this book and would like to join in this fun challenge just read the rules on Barbara's blog.