I have been trying to be good and not start any new projects while I am in the midst of a 1000 crochet square rehab, but yesterday my willpower was not only sorely tested, it was completely overcome when Pinterest’s algorithm served up a vintage crochet confection that said, “crochet me!”
Unable to resist the clarion call of a granny square from the 70s, I got out a 4.5 mm hook and grabbed the ball of yarn nearest to me. Using a long variegated scrap that turned out to be just enough to complete the first three rounds of the square. I stopped at the fifth round which was one round shy of finishing the motif. I had made the square with no particular plan in mind, but as it measured six-inches across, it was a perfect addition to my effort to make 1000 crochet squares for Project Amigo. So I wove in the ends and called it done:
With my curiosity about the crochet confection sated, I resumed the rehab efforts on my front burner nine-patch of now “former” crochet remnants. I had made enough progress that it didn’t take too much time to put the finishing touches on the squares that had languished so that I could put them in the “ta-done” pile:
With those nine remnants rehabbed, it was time to move forward on the next nine remnants I had identified. I made quick work of crocheting the second round:
and then I made reasonably quick work of the ends that needed to be woven in and trimmed:
With all of that crocheting and weaving in of ends done, I gathered the yarn scraps that had accumulated, tied them end to end, and wound them into a ball:
No doubt my inability to resist this and other crochet confections is how I ended up with so many squares to rework and rehab, but I will continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.