One thing that never ceases to amaze me about this year long project of mine is how much my crochet is improving. I now have the confidence to pick up a ball of wool and a hook and know that even without a pattern I will be able to make something up using the wide variety of new stitches I have discovered. So in true Blue Peter fashion..... 'Here's one I made earlier':
Round 1 - Using a magic circle chain 2, then work 12 tc in the ring, join and pull tight.
Round 2 - In each tc from the previous round work a dc and a dtc, join.
Round 3 - In each stitch from the previous round work a tc, join.
Round 4 - Repeat round 2.
Round 5 - Repeat round 3.
Round 6 - Ch 3, skip 1 tc, slip stitch in next tc, repeat all the way round.
Round 7 - Slip stitch into first 3 ch space, *3 dc in this ch space, 3 htc in next ch space, 3 tc in next ch space, ch 3, 3 tc in next ch space, 3 htc in next ch space, 2 dc in next ch space. Repeat from * 3 times, join to first dc.
Round 8 - Ch 2, work a tc in the joining stitch, tc in each stitch around, working 2 tc, 3 ch, 2 tc in each corner space.
I then added 1 more round of dc to make it the right size.