Have you guys seen this yet?!?!!?!? You can find it at Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hinterland-throw and at Crochet! Magazine http://www.crochetmagazine.com/inthisissue.php
I have been wracking my brain trying to think of a ghan for my daughters BFF. She loves plants and flowers and nature. When she was over the over day she asked for something with "leaves, please".
I had seen this before at the CGOA website http://www.crochet.org/ (The Crochet Guild of America). It was a 1st place winner from last years design competition. I thought it would be perfect for this child. Imagine my surprise when I saw it in this issue of Crochet!
Unfortunately, I've already come across an error in Round 3. It's easy enough to work around but for a beginner who has to follow a pattern - it's enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The large close-up pic on Ravelry is amazing in it's detail. There's an errata alert at the shibaguyz group on Ravelry. Same link as below.
It should say (dc, ch1) in ch sp instead of see pattern notes.
If you have a nature lover in your life - this may just be a perfect gift for them.
Edited to add Link to CAL at shibaguyz Rav page http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/shibaguyz-designz-fanz/1590115/1-25#22