The first thing I ever made with yarn, 8 years ago, was a blanket for Mom. The colors border on garish (cream, plum, and forest green) and one side is six inches wider than the other, but I loved the pattern. So, when it came time to design a throw crocheted from alpaca yarn, I went back to that very first blanket.
I modified the original blanket pattern to be a narrower throw, and I adapted the color scheme to deal with the fact that I had much less black yarn. Each row of daisies is three rows of crochet stitches (the blanket is upside down in all the pictures, doh).
By the time I had a couple of feet crocheted, I kind of wished I’d made it two daisies wider. So I put a wide border of simple double stitches all the way around it. So there would be no front or back, I reversed the direction I was going with each row, which gives the border a kind of ruffly texture.
I’m a perfectionist, so I can think of half a dozen things I’d have done differently if I did it again. I will write all of those things down in my fiber journal for next time! But I still think it came out pretty darn good.