Anyway this was attempt one though I was supposed to keep going until it was 12 x 12 inches I got the principles so I stopped at almost 3 x 3 inches. I noticed that after I bound off I had made a mistake, can you spot it?
Each space is supposed to have x3 double crochet in it but look at the top left hand corner.........there are x3 double crochet and as it goes around the corner to the left hand side there are only x2 double crochet. I know why I went wrong here....not paying enough attention!
I had a text message come through from school saying Roman had a bump to the head and it was school policy to notify parents, so I panicked and called them to see if he was OK. He was fine but in the chaos of it all I neglected the crochet, so lesson learnt, next time pay more attention!
This is just a cream 5 x 5 inch card, which I have embossed on all sides and stuck a tag in the middle and a bow on the birthday present. Simple but pretty :-)