Back in late December when I first began this journey of rehabbing the myriad random crochet bits that had accumulated in my empire into five and six-inch crochet squares, I had no idea that I had so many crochet pieces in need of a purpose, and, it would seem, they are a never-ending gift that keeps on giving.
As I work to bring order to my empire, I find myself detangling, unraveling, and literally tripping over unused pieces of long forgotten projects.
Sometimes, as with these six-inch television test pattern crochet squares comprised of three 1 x 3 crochet rectangles with a touch of added crochet to square them off:
I recall the project they come from quite vividly.
In this case my 2011 north Carolina State Fair project:
The throw was an assortment of motifs made from a variety of sizes of crochet squares and crochet rectangles. One of my goals with the project had been to make something that used one hook, a pair of scissors, and a yarn needle, and any yarn I could get my hands on into something resembling a quilt.
Other times, as with these two crochet squares I had earmarked for rehab in my last blog post:
I don’t recall a single detail of what prompted me to make the piece or why it was abandoned.
While it was easy to see that one piece was the remnant of some long forgotten textured crochet square experiment and the other was the start of some granny square project, the details of each were lost.
But that did not stop me from rehabbing both of them into five-inch squares that can now be part of something larger than themselves.
When added to the two other square I had rehabbed, I found myself with four new additions to my five-inch crochet square collection:
When I began this particular journey, which has morphed into something of a crochet quest, I had no idea that it would lead me where it has, but for the time being, I am content to bring purpose to as many crochet squares as possible, one stitch at a time.