As I sort though the various unfinished crochet bits in my life and ply my crochet hook with the nearest available yarn in order to create something useable from something forgotten, I realize that one day that I will run out of things to rehab, but today was not that day.
Building on previous efforts, I started by using a worsted weight cherry red to fill out the small granny square crocheted from a cornmeal. I love the way that the contrasting yarns make the crochet rosettes pop, and as I work on it, I can imagine that one day, I might just honor this design with an entire crochet blanket.
In the meantime, however, I contented myself with rehabbing these two smaller squares into two five-inch squares:
Rather than take the time to weave in the ends, I grabbed new crochet bits and different color yarn, and crocheted while the hook was hot.
In seemingly no time, I had two more five-inch crochet squares in my march toward a thousand:
At which point I paused briefly to get a photo of the four five-inch squares in a group photo:
Success, can be contagious, so I continued forward and put a single crochet border around this previously 5.5″ square and rehabbed it so that it measured six inches and was ready for adventure:
Then, just to see how the colors did or did not work together, I took another group photo:
Satisfied with my progress, I paused to find a square that I could rehab to 20cm x 20cm so that I can make a contribution to the quest to assemble the World’s Biggest Crochet Blanket. I have already made a crochet square in honor of my maternal grandmother, and I was looking for something suitable to honor my paternal grandmother, and I found this:
which began it’s life as part of a crochet blanket meant to honor her, but which ended up not quite working out.
So, as always, there is still more work to be done, and I will continue moving forward one stitch at a time.