While I learned to crochet as a child, I only learned how to read a crochet pattern this past year. I used to just make up my own designs, with no way of keeping track of how I did it. But last year my mum asked for a Magikarp Hat so I had to teach myself to read a pattern. And then I went on a crochet binge. I was hooked. (Haha, get it?)
Additionally, last year we received a new chair for our living room and I thought it needed a cute cushion to go with the grey and yellow theme of the space. So why not make one myself? I kept it very simple so that I could finish it quickly—of course, I got distracted with other things and it took me 4 months to finish it, but it didn’t actually take much time working on it.
It’s also easy to adapt this “pattern” with different sizes of yarn and needles, and you don’t have to make a cushion cover. You could easily make a blanket or anything else made up of small squares.