This is what happened here...
It's a "Stabby Granny", a fun and funky granny square from Set Free My Gypsy Soul and Make.E - you can find the pattern here.
Mine is a bit twisted, which is a common issue with granny squares. I think some blocking would sort it out, if I decide to actually use it for anything.
I really like the stabby design - the way the colours almost seem to bleed into each other. It's created with spike stitches and I love the effect it gives, especially in these blues. When I saw the pattern I could picture it in these gorgeous colours from my stash, which is why I had to drop everything and try it out. I just love different blues together!
There are a couple of specific patterns to go with the stabby granny design - a cowl or fingerless gloves - but my square is a lot smaller than it should be for those patterns (without adding extra rows). My yarn is DK, rather than the aran recommended, and I have tight tension. (I used a 5mm hook, rather than the 4mm recommended on the yarn, or the 4.5mm recommended in the pattern, and my square measures approx 12 to 13cm across.)
I didn't really have a project in mind, anyway - I just wanted to see the square in these colours! But now I'm thinking maybe I should try to make something... but what? Not a big project, like a blanket, but a small quicker one - any ideas?!
Check out my completed crochet items here.