I really like this shawl patten from this book:
A bigger project than I had in mind, but the motifs are very simple to crochet. I made one up in some white cotton double knit yarn with a 4mm hook:
Then in a four ply with a 3mm hook (the size in the pattern):
Here they are side by side - quite a difference in size
I'm thinking it will make a nice table cloth (or runner!). I'll probably stick with white or cream (although I do like that pink shade a LOT) but can't decide which size to make (the larger has a diameter of 4.5", the smaller is 3" across - excluding corner loops). The bigger one would be much quicker to make, but the smaller one gives a more delicate effect.
If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you'll know how indecisive I am. Which version do you think would look best?