Well, I took that particular stitch and bordered one of my squares for the afghan for the grandniece (I'm keeping the pastel one!). Then I started bordering another square and though perhaps it would be cool to put them together, so on the last row I started after the first sc I then did a slip stitch around the chain 3 loop instead of the second ch, then did the last ch and dc into the original sc as before. I did that across and it became sort of one of those flat braid joins you hear about. You have to fiddle with the corners a bit if your squares aren't exactly the same size, but LOVE IT! It does take some time to do, but it looks very girly, and I think for a 10 year old it is perfect!
After all is joined, I'm going to continue the original pattern for the overall border around the whole of the afghan.
What do you think?