It's nice to have a project on the go during the winter months, something which can be picked up and put down again as required
Recently, I was given a large bag of miscellaneous balls of yarn - some of those 'not enough to do anything with' balls. That's probably why it was given to me as the charity to whom it was donated weren't quite sure what to do with it.
I've made many rugs and blankets in the past, both knitted and crocheted so thought that would be an ideal project for all these odd balls. But this time I wanted to do something different; something straightforward, yet fun.
So I plan to make a blanket of hexagons (like the ones above) (http://www.loopknits.com/2011/05/26/crochet-hexagon-blanket-getting-started/) and keep on crocheting until most of the yarn is used up, then join the shapes together and perhaps make a fancy border. So, here are some ideas for interesting borders: http://gatuxedo.blogspot.co.uk/, http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?, q=crochet%20blanket%20edges&rs=ac&len=13
And this looks like a good site for crochet tutorials in general: http://www.pinterest.com/nebreiska/crochet-tutorials/
Also Crocheting School: http://issuu.com/lesliss/docs/crocheting_school
Look out for photos of this project ....