This weekend was, to put it mildly, very busy. After experiencing what I would describe as a slight lull in the speed at which I hurtle though space — crochet hook in hand — life once again picked up speed, and I found myself not only working on rehabbing crochet remnants, but also creating two new dedicated pages for two delightful (and free) crochet patterns.
One of my favorite crochet projects to give as a gift is Catherine Pasquale’s “Victorian Texting Gloves.” They work up quickly, they are super cute, and they have a variety of stitches and textures that make them fun, like this pair that I made for myself in Red Heart Super Saver grape fizz:
Ms. Pasquale, despite being a crochet texting glove designer extraordinaire (she is also the creator of a “Medieval Texting Glove” crochet pattern) has a different pursuit that she is currently focused on, namely writing fiction, and while Ms. Pasquale is multi-talented, she wants, at this juncture, to be more singular in her focus, so when she asked me if I would be interested in hosting her patterns at my website, I jumped at the chance.
Her crochet patterns were (and are), well written, easy to follow, and when all is said and done, you have a pair of cool crochet texting gloves you can either use as a gift or to treat yourself, and I am glad that while she is busy developing her writing talent, I can host these free crochet patterns so that other crocheters can experience the joy of these patterns.
So when I was not working on making sure these patterns stayed available, I was busy transforming more of the myriad crochet remnants that (despite having used a number of them in what is now the first 242 rehabbed crochet squares) populate my crochet empire.
I started off with two smallish granny squares:
and after two more rounds of crochet on each square, they measured five-inches and were ready for adventure:
I didn’t have to dig very deep to find four more candidates for rehab:
and with hook in hand, I got to work and in relatively short order I had four more five-inch crochet squares:
By now I had the crochet patterns ready to go, and was feeling as if I were “crochet invincible,” so I selected six more remnants for rehab:
and while I didn’t finish them all before blog time, I did complete four of the six:
Then stepped back to get this group photo of the weekend’s crochet squares
along with this hole/nook in-the-wall update:
Summer is nearly here, but before I know it, it will be August first and the state fair crochet season will be upon me, then the weather will transition into fall and it will be time to make new texting gloves, and thanks to Catherine DePasquale’s willingness to share her designs and make sure they are available, I will be able to choose between the Victorian Texting Gloves or the Medieval Texting Gloves, and if I can’t make up my mind, I can crochet them both.