Just realised I said I would put up a photo of the finished item. Have obtained permission from Franney to do this. She kindly put it all together and this is the result:
My squares can be seen at row 4 column 2 and row 1 column 4. DD's are at row 1 column 3 and row 3 column 4. As can be seen from the detail photo on the right Franney beautifully crocheted it all together with a multi-coloured yarn she had no other use for. Josie, who collected the yarn in the first place, took the blanket to the lady's daughter and was told the lady had now had to go into a home, thanked us and said she would take the blanket to her soon.