I have, at the moment, a lot of things to do that are not crochet, but despite that, over the past twenty-four hours, I did manage to make a little crochet progress.
It isn’t a super impressive amount of progress, but it is enough that in the larger scheme of things, it might end up being what makes the difference in the early morning hours of August 18 when I am struggling to put the finishing touches on the piece.
When you are working on a large crochet project, it can be hard to remember that each element of that project can only be worked on stitch at a time. That “one at a timeness” is the very essence of crochet, and so while all of these small bits of crochet that I have been getting done might not look impressive on their own, when you add them all up, they start to become something more.
And with that in mind, since I wrote my belated Tuesday blog post on Wednesday, I have finished one one-round square to-be:
five two-round squares to-be:
and one three-round square to-be:
By one measure, I got a start on seven squares (which is two squares shy of one row), but if you just count the stitches made (without considering the number of stitches left to make) it’s even more heartening.
For the purposes of this discussion, a chain, a single crochet, and a double crochet all equal one stitch, so the one one-round square counts as 12 stitches, the five two-round squares add another 160 stitches to the total, and the three-round square all on its own adds another 60 stitches for a grand total of 232 stitches!
While the truth is, I will, at some point, have to pick up the pace, there is another truth: Without the 232 stitches I made over the past 24 hours, I could not finish this project, and so I will continue, one stitch at a time.