The first time I made square C-2, I was working on a project I would come to describe as “The Afghan That Eluded Me” because it ended up taking me thirteen years to acquire both the skills I would need to figure out how to make the squares along with the determination to finish it, but recently, I have found myself crocheting variation upon variation of this square — in fact a pile of them, and here is the original square that inspired them all:
It all started because even though it is crochet season, and even though I am focusing 90% of my crochet time on what is now my 2018 North Carolina State Fair project, I need a new crochet purse, and I had recently come across a crochet remnant that I rehabbed into a five-inch crochet square that I could then donate to Project Amigo. Here was the resulting rehabbed crochet square:
From that, I created this crochet tutorial so that anyone who wanted to make their own could, and that was the tutorial I referred to when I designed this crochet square:
I crocheted the square to be one of thirteen, and when I got to work on the twelve additional squares, instead of referring to the tutorial, I worked from memory, but as it turned out, my memory wasn’t exactly right. Instead of using double crochet stitches for the second round I used half double crochet stitches:
By the time I discovered the change, I had the first two rounds of the twelve future crochet squares done with all of the ends woven in and trimmed.
I was not about to redo them, so instead, I ended up making a few adjustments, and I came up with this crochet square:
which is yet another variation on a square that seems to invite them. In the meantime, I have a state fair piece I need to get back to and continue my work, one stitch at a time.