After learning the basic crochet stitches off youtube and various other websites my friend Beck printed out and gave me the Summer Garden Granny Square tutorial off Attick24's blog.
It's a great beginner tutorial with all the steps and stitches clearly explained in words with amazing, clear photos for every step.
In the beginning it took me a whole night and much unpicking to complete one square.
I went for a drink with Beck once during my first week of this rug and we had to take turns, one of us would talk and the other would crochet. It was impossible for me to concentrate on both tasks at once.
But after a while I got the hang of it and couldn't stop. And I could multi task which really helps when justifying my new addiction.
I went back to the wool shop two more times and ended up with 90 crocheted squares.
I could have gone on for longer but Bren reminded me that I am very good at starting projects but I often lose momentum and don't complete them.
I like the effect but I think next time I would join as I go so there's not such a distinct back and front.
A few rows of double around the edges tied it together and really changed the look of the whole rug.
The colours were so intense and I couldn't see it clearly any more.
This was also an excuse for some new wool and a new project.