I am using this square to make a baby blanket that follows a traditional quilting arrangement, but this is nice sized square for which you just might be able to find any number of uses.
Here is what the finished square looks like:
and here are written directions to help you make your own:
Each square is made with two colors. The first two rounds are worked with the Interior Color (IC), and the third and final round is worked with the Exterior color (EX)
Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choosing
4.25 mm hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
(Clover and Hiya Hiya bent-tipped aluminum yarn needles are my favorite)
Square: With IC, chain 5; join with sl st to first ch made to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as dc on this and following rounds), 2 dc in ring; chain 3, (3 dc in ring, chain 3) 3 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 -- 12 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.
Round 2: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, in same sp work (dc, ch 3, 2dc), dc in next 3 dc, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc] 3 times, join with sl st in beg ch-3 -- 28 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 3: With EX color, join to any ch-3 corner with a sl st. Chain 1 (counts as first sc), 4sc in same sp, sc in next 7 dc, [5sc in ch-3 sp , sc in next 7 dc] 3 times. Join to first chain made with a sl st. Fasten off, leaving an end long enough to join 2 sides of a square with a whipstitch.