Yeah, after the successful try at the crocheted flower pins, I seemed to have regained some confidence at crocheting. Some time ago, I saw this beautiful pattern in Jo-Ann's. I think this would be a good way to really start learning to crochet. Then, I discovered this amazing crocheting community, Crochetville. With political and religious topics not allowed there, I find that it has a much more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I joined the 63-squares crochet-along and people there did teach me a couple of things. The most important thing is that I came to realize in crocheting, even an experienced crocheter may have to crochet and frog numerous times in order to get the right gauge. This helps me to be more patient in trying to find the right hook for my project.
I like the colour combination of the original pattern, so I am going to stick to that. These are the colours I have chosen for my squares:
I need to rework on the borders of the 2 squares in yellow with a different hook so that they would be of the same size as the others. Don't you think they are pretty?