2009 Afghan: The January Square
Overall, this afghan was designed to be a learn-more-as-you-go project. While you could certainly make an afghan out of the easiest first couple of months, my hope is that as I up the challenge level that you will rise to the occasion and take on some new skills.
There has been much discussion on how to assemble your afghan pieces when you are done. There are many schools of thoughts ranging from attaching them as you go, to seaming them together when you are finished. Personally I went with crocheting a single chain around each square (this also gave me the opportunity to crochet more chains around the smaller squares and thus making all my squares the same size), after which they were crocheted together in strips, and those strips crocheted together to make the entire afghan. I encourage you to experiment and find the best way that works for you!
Pattern has recently been updated to reflect a chart in addition to the original written pattern.