Today I set out to recapture some much needed crochet mojo and turned my attention to my third rendition of Jan Eaton’s popular “Willow” square, the directions for which can be found on page 106 of her book 200 Crochet blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans.
Yesterday, I managed to eke out this fraction of the motif:
Today, using a 5.0 mm hook and Red Heart Super Saver perfect pink, I completed the last two rounds of yesterday’s square:
Here it can be seen with its pink compatriots:
With the third Willow square completed and the ends woven in, I returned to the textured squares afghan I have been working on.
When I last wrote about this project, I had gotten this far:
As can be seen in the photo above, while three large squares had been completed, there was still work to be done on the square-to-be in the upper right quadrant.
Today I attempted to finish that large square. This required that I add a six-round border to the two unfinished medium squares.
The first border was added to the square without incident. The second square, however, bedeviled me much as an earlier medium square had.
Despite this, I completed the border just before sunset and got this photo of the previously unbordered medium squares with the three already completed large squares:
I did not get done nearly all of the crochet I wanted to today, but I did make forward progress.
Tomorrow will not be an entirely errand free day, but I am hoping that I can capture more of the crochet energy that has eluded me and put it to good use.
Video Tutorial: How to make the crochet textured square/magic motif