posting for deb. here is the granny square afghan. there is no pattern or counting, you just granny square.
start with a chain of 10 and pull it into a loop. then double crochet 3 stitches, looping under the loop. like, you don't go into any stitches, it's really easy. chain 3 and then double crochet 3 again. do this until you have 4 sets of 3. then the second row: since all spaces are corners, it's kind of weird. you have to always do 2 sets of three in the corners, that's how you turn the corner and make a 90 degree angle. so the second row is all 2 sets of three. then the third row (ps you have to turn the whole thing over each time you start a new row), you do a set of three in each space and 2 sets of three in the corners. repeat ad infinitum. i'm probably not making much sense, it's one of those things you have to show people.
here it is w my foot for scale:
here is an example of the ice storm devastation around oklahoma city:
and here is my mom's new kitten: