My blog post of March 29, 2018, began as follows:
A journey of a thousand crochet squares begins with a single stitch.
At the time, I was being cheeky. I had just finished rehabbing four crochet remnants into four five-inch crochet squares, and I was thinking of the Chinese philosopher Laozi and the quote attributed to him: a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
I was not thinking that I would rehab a thousand squares, but now that I have done a count of the squares I have in my possession, the squares I have in storage but have yet to get my hands on, and the squares that I already sent off, I realize that I am about 20% of the way to a thousand squares, and that is when I don’t include the seven-inch squares I am saving for myself.
So it was with the goal of a thousand squares in my mind that I went to storage to look for these rehabbed crochet squares:
and while I did not reach the box of bag that contains these particular squares, I did unearth two more crochet rectangles from my 2011 North Carolina State Fair project, and I added a third that I already had at home:
The three of them together would be perfect for another six-inch granny square.
Then, when I was unloading my car, I came across another interesting crochet bit:
an extra crochet circle from my 2006 North Carolina State Fair crochet project:
Using a 5.0 and 4.5 mm hook, and the directions for “Squaring off the Circle” fromthe Red Heart Crochet Circles Throw that came out of this effort, I managed to convert the crochet circle from renegade crochet remnant to a fully rehabbed five-inch crochet square ready for adventure:
Then, turning my attention to the other available remnants, I rehabbed them into two six-inch crochet squares:
I am finding the work of repurposing my abandoned crochet remnants incredibly gratifying, and I am going to continue with this work until I reach a thousand rehabbed crochet squares, and I will achieve this goal moving forward one stitch at a time.