A crochet paradox

I have had all of the squares for the Quadrant Blanket (times three) finished for just over a week now, but I have resisted completing the joining of the squares because I had no idea as to how I would finish the blanket.

Through not fault of its own, the blanket remained tucked away in a cubby of my recently reorganized shelving unit in what amounts to Unfinished Object Limbo.

My refusal to join the squares because I did not know what I wanted to do for a finishing edge, meant that I got no closer to finishing it.

So today, after I had completed a morning full of errands, I decided to practice mindful crochet, and I began piecing together the squares trying to concentrate only on getting them assembled.

At first, it seemed pointless. As I joined the squares (right sides together with a slip stitch through the back loops only) my mind sorted through all of the borders I had considered and then rejected.

But then, after I had all twelve squares joined, something funny happened:

granny square crochet blanket
The Quandrant Blanket times three with all twelve crochet squares joined

I finally got an idea for a border that just might work.

Unlike the groovyghan that I recently finished, I think that a border is essential to completing this piece, and because I am intending to donate it to Project Linus, I want an unfringed edge so that the resulting blanket is easy to wash.

And because (until this afternoon), I refused to take the steps necessary to more forward on completing this project, the project would not be finished.

I don’t yet know if my latest idea for a border for this project will work, but I do know this: sometimes the only way to move forward is to move.

4 thoughts on “A crochet paradox

  1. I got a fabulous book in the post this morning, think it might help, it’s the Harmony Guide Crochet Edges and Trims. It’s fantastic! You should check it out, plenty of edges to whet your appetite

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