So. Although I think it's original purpose was for cleaning the bath I have decided that for me it is a face flannel. I have a few knitted face flannels and I use them regularly so this should be a useful project for me.
The pattern instructions are vague to say the least. They seem to rely on knowledge not included in the text and without the drawings this would be an impossible task. Crochet is great because it grows so fast and modifications can be made on the hoof so much more easily than with Knitting. You will need to rely on the drawings to clarify the written instructions.
I did not trim with a different colour as this was all I had. All the same I am very pleased with the outcome.