Well I'm still not sure if I'm inventing stitches or not (haven't gotten around to YouTubing some videos on basic stitches yet) but in my incredibly humble opinion they are looking better than they were a few weeks ago!!!
One day I hope to make an afghan that looks like this:
There is something super cute and homey about a Granny Square afghan - I love them!! Its the type of thing that I want to snuggle up in on my couch with a big bag of chips and a cold bottle of coke and watch a movie on a cold winters night. Maybe one day I'll be able to work up to something like that but until then I'll settle for attempting straight lines and trying not to drop stitches!!
I'll toot my my own horn and say that I think that I did ok on my single crochet that I tried the other day:
This however is the unknown stitch that I attempted:
Its not bad, I quite like it but I always seem to manage to twist the yarn when I am turning the square so I don't always end the row the right way.
I think it would actually make a pretty good scrubby dishcloth but I've already torn it out in anticipation for the next time crochet inspiration strikes. Hopefully I'll peruse YouTube before then so I actually do 'real' stitches that I can learn with and maybe just maybe one day make a real granny square afghan until then its boring 'ol stitches while I learn for me!