I think that there are never too many stitches, squares or motifs for a crocheter to have at hand. You can use them for so many things!
Here's a pretty version of the age-old favorite granny I came up with while tinkering with my hook.
Worsted weight yarn of your choice
Size H crochet hook
Ch 5. Sl st to join into a ring. Ch 1. Rnd 1- Make 12 sc in ring, sl st to join the beg sc. Rnd 2- Ch 5, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc (corner made), *ch 5, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around. (4 corners made).
Rnd 3- Sl st until you reach the first of the ch5- corner loops, ch 3, 3 dc, *ch 4, 4 dc in that loop, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 4, 4 dc in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, rep from * around.
Rnd 4- Sl st until you reach the first ch 4-loop, make ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in that loop. *Ch 3, 1 sc in the 3rd dc of the 2nd shell of corner shells, ch 5, skip unto the 1st corner shell of next corner and sc in 4th dc of shell, ch 3, make 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in that ch-5 loop, rep from * around, until you reach the beginning ch-3, sl st to end row. Rnd 5- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in ch 2, 2 dc in loop, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 4, 1 sc in 5th ch of ch-5 loop, ch 4, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, in next loop make 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 4, 1 sc in 5th ch of ch-5 loop, ch 4, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in loop, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 4, 1 sc in 5th ch of ch-5 loop, repeat around, sl st in beginning ch 3.
Fasten off. Weave in tail.
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