An even deeper dive into the cache of crochet rectangles

Thanks to what is an astonishingly (to me) large cache of crochet rectangles, I was able to make substantive progress toward two goals.

First, I repurposed thirty-six crochet rectangles. Here are the former crochet rectangles in all of their nearly completed crochet square rehabbed glory, needing nothing more than for their ends woven in and trimmed:

Twelve rehabbed crochet squares ready to have the ends woven in
Twelve rehabbed crochet squares ready to have the ends woven in

Here are the same squares several hours later with the ends woven in, trimmed, and — as the result of an impulsive decision to block them — slightly damp, but otherwise ready for adventure:

Twelve six-inch rehabbed crochet squares rocked and ready for adventure
Twelve six-inch rehabbed crochet squares rocked and ready for adventure

So, I not only reduced my formidable collection of crochet remnants by 36 pieces, I moved twelve crochet squares closer to my goal of one thousand squares with a total of 486 crochet squares completed, leaving me just 514 crochet squares shy of my goal.

So what is a crocheter to do?

This crocheter headed back to the same black bag with the cache of crochet rectangles for an even deeper dive for crochet remnants.

In no time I had all of the crochet rectangle remnants a crochet rehabber could want.

The only problem I had was the way the very (very) long tails tangled. After trying several things that didn’t work, I finally found that by sorting them into groups of three and gathering the exceedingly long ends into one strand and crocheting them into a chain, I was able to keep the rectangles destined for a particular square together and cut down on the incessant ┬átangling:

Forty-eight piece from the cache of crochet rectangles ready to become sixteen squares
Forty-eight piece from the cache of crochet rectangles ready to become sixteen squares

With sixteen rehabbed squares to be now identified, I am nearing the halfway point of just over 500 rehabbed crochet squares, and I will spend the next couple of days working to reach that goal, one stitch at a time.

2 thoughts on “An even deeper dive into the cache of crochet rectangles

  1. i have decided to join you in your quest to do a thousand squares but probably not that many I have started while my mother was in the hospital and now to do it in her name. I have ten six inch squares without tails worked in finished and more to come .

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