Over the past two days, in my quest to rehab (or find) one thousand crochet squares, I managed to add thirteen rehabbed crochet squares to the nook in the wall:
How I got to thirteen (which brings the grand total, including those already sent, to 226) was a combination of crochet grit and some crochet luck.
First I had figured out how to get a consistent five-inch crochet square from the crochet roses that my late mother-in-law made back in the late sixties or early seventies, and as such, I was able to transform three of the highly textured roses from this:
Without any crochet drama.
This had been particularly satisfying because when I first encountered the roses, I had no idea what I would do with them, let alone how I could do it, but I eventually found a straightforward and reliable way to crochet what amounted to a crochet armature onto the back of the roses which then allowed me to quickly and easily square them off.
With that done, I continued to work here and there on the other pieces, but I also started digging through one of the many boxes of yarn and other crochet pieces that got packed when I moved last March.
To my delight, I found these two pieces from the 101 Crochet Squares crochet-along I completed in January of 2014. In that time I had not found a use for the 101 crochet squares that I had made, so when the request for squares from Project Amigo arrived in my inbox, I was glad to be able to put some of them to use, and even with that, these two squares had not yet been identified or counted:
Meanwhile, I continued to work on the nine crochet remnants I had identified for rehab, and eventually, I finished all nine:
and I even had time to work on a few more, so I selected these four remnants that I had come across:
I worked on them as quickly as I could, and while I didn’t finish all of them, I came close:
and as my crochet day wound to an end, I got one last group photo:
At two hundred and twenty-six crochet squares, I am still on the uphill climb of this particular crochet adventure, but I will move forward the only way possible: one stitch at a time.