Square 47 and square 51

Today I focused my crochet efforts on the 101 Crochet Squares crochet-along I am participating in.

As I noted in Sunday’s post, I was, on that day, 17 weeks behind in the crochet-along. I finished a square and was, at least momentarily, only 16 weeks behind.

However, within hours, the sun rose on a new day. Monday came, and along with it, a new square for the crochet-along was announced. In short order I was once again 17 weeks behind.

Today, in between morning chores and afternoon errands, I sought to remedy the situation, and I got to work on square 47 from Jean Leinhauser’s book.

I always learn something from working Jean’s squares, but until I actually work the square, I don’t know what it is I will learn.

Using a 4.5 mm hook and hot red Red Heart Super Saver yarn, I got to work on the flower that forms the center of square 47:

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The center of crochet square 47

It is an interesting way to being a motif, and I know that I will be able to use the principles of this construction at a future date, but this afternoon, I was in a hurry to make some progress on the square before it was time to leave to pick my son up from school.

Racing against the clock and the new routine I must follow before leaving the house now that we have a puppy, I managed to finish the second round before I got in the car:

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A four petal crochet flower

In a bit of a hurry, I ended up finishing off the hot red one round earlier than I had intended. With no time to complain, I worked the third round in pumpkin, and then, because it was what I had in my purse, I finished up with Red Heart Super Saver delft:

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Crochet Square 47

Having worked on square 47 while waiting in various lines for various errands, I was happy to be able to work square 51 in its entirety while standing in my kitchen.

Picking up where I left off with Red Heart Super Saver delft, I worked the central part of the motif. When it was time to switch colors, I went with my current favorite neutral color (a lovely, dark brown), and got the square done minutes before the sun had set completely:

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Crochet Square 51

I wish I had had more time to reflect on my work today and to absorb all of the lessons these squares have to offer, but I am happy that at least in some small way, I managed to not fall further behind.

3 thoughts on “Square 47 and square 51

  1. I think I am going to have to purchase her book…. these squares and others I’ve seen by Jean are totally compelling….

  2. you are amazing in your crochet thought process, your color choices are perfect in my eyes…

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