It has been just over thirteen months since I began my inadvertent crochet adventure of rehabbing crochet remnants into one thousand crochet squares. When I frogged and then recrocheted my inaugural square, I didn’t yet know how long the journey would be. Today however, after I added another nine-patch or rehabbed crochet squares:
This brought the total of crochet squares rehabbed from other squares or remnants to 664 and put me well past the crochet tipping point of 501 crochet squares. Now with just another 336 squares to go until I can call the project done, I felt comfortable using some of my crochet time to work on the thirty-nine squares I need to make a boho crochet purse to get me through the spring and the summer.
I started by weaving in the ends of these twelve crochet circles I had made and which will form the center of the motif:
With that done, I focused on the second round making sure I had the exact right color. After several hits and misses, I finally had the centers of sixteen motifs ready for the last two rounds, and by the time sunset arrived, I was well on my way to making twenty (of thirty-nine) crochet squares needed for the purse:
Another crochet tipping point reached.
Sometimes when we begin a project, we know exactly what needs to be done and where we are going (like me with the boho crochet purse); other times, we only know where we are going but with no clear idea of how we will get there (the one thousand rehabbed squares).
Both crochet journeys are worth the effort, and I will continue on both of these, one stitch at a time.