A few weeks ago I picked up a packet of Lion Brand's "bonbons" -- eight mini skeins of yarn -- in the brights colorway. This was perfect for me, since I'm not looking to crochet any big projects and I don't want to buy huge skeins of yarn when I only need a little bit.
First up was the brightly colored mandalas from issue 54 of Mollie Makes:
There was plenty of yarn left over, so on to granny squares:
My two favorite:
I was almost out of yarn at this point, but a politely-worded email to the fine folks at Lion Brand about the fact that one of the mini skeins had two large knots in it (hidden on the back of the mandala and one of the squares) resulted in a free replacement package of bonbons. Yay! And thank you! As my father would say, el bebé que no llora no mama.
More crocheting to come ....