I had used the flame stitch on a few occasions and it always made such an eye-pleasing design, I wanted to use it in a pattern. I needed a cover for my laptop, and it seemed like the perfect project for the stitch! While I don't think it is that difficult, it might be a bit confusing for a beginner working the long single crochet stitches down to create the pattern. I always get compliments on my case whenever I take it with me.
6 rows of 4 sc should measure approximately 1 1/2 inches square
I love to crochet! I also enjoy knitting. I have done quite a bit of quilting as well, but most of my time is spend designing crochet projects these days :-)