Crochet rehab: round by round

My current front burner crochet project is the transformation of the many crochet remnants I have into one thousand crochet squares, and to do that — to take the many disparate pieces of varying size from an assortment of projects past — and to turn them into pieces that will fit together requires that I work round by round.

My current method is to choose some number of remnants (usually a square of some kind like, nine (three-by-three), sixteen (four-by-four) or twenty-five (as I did most recently) which resulted in this five-by-five array with :

The same twenty-five future crochet squares with the ends woven in
The same twenty-five future crochet squares with the ends woven in

I had just finished the first of my crochet rehab ¬†efforts and had woven in and trimmed the ends. Both the remnants and I were ready for what was next — another round of rehab:

The same twenty-five squares after another round of crochet rehab
The same twenty-five squares after another round of crochet rehab

Using an assortment of colors and crochet hooks, I got to work. Occasionally, an increase didn’t work out as I had expected.

Sometimes it was a bit too small (easily remedied with another round of rehab, and sometimes it was a bit to large (requiring me to frog the work I had just done and try using a smaller hook, a different stitch, or both). Despite the guesswork involved, eventually, I had all twenty-five crochet remnants rehabbed and ready for adventure:

A five by five array of rehabbed crochet remnants
A five by five array of rehabbed crochet remnants

This addition of these twenty-five crochet squares to my previous efforts means that I only have to rehab another two hundred-and-twenty-five remnants to reach my goal. Lucky for me, I have at least that many remnants to choose from, and I will continue to move forward with this adventure, one stitch at a time.

2 thoughts on “Crochet rehab: round by round

  1. Again, the colors! I would love to emulate the work that you do. What happened to your BOHO purse? Are you still working on that? Good luck in completing the 1000!
    Isabel

  2. I am totally fascinated by your project! You really have the ability to stick with a project! Good luck!

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