This one slipped in just under the wire, a stylised cat stitch made of shells and long drop stitches. My little swatch is not the best execution of this stitch, but you can sort of see a cat-ish-ness shape in the purple, if you squint. (Video at the bottom.)
Today is the last day of February, so the last day of Crochet Month. It’s been a surprisingly educational month, but I’ve not only learnt a huge amount about crochet, I’ve also come to appreciate really clear, concise instructions. A lot of stitch instructions are much more confusing than they need to, especially when they are written out long-hand. I also learnt that I dislike having to rely on videos because they are time-consuming to watch and people aren’t always as careful as they ought to be with where they put their fingers! Sometimes, though, they are essential.
It’s also been very time-consuming to do all these swatches, more so than I thought it would be. I was supposed to be doing just 15 minutes a day, but often these swatches have taken me an hour or more. So next month, I’m going to be doing something that is kept strictly to 15 minutes!