Thirty-two more crochet squares on the journey to one thousand

The past few blog posts I have been documenting my efforts to ready myself for a longish train trip, and to that end, I had been preparing squares for the trip. The idea I had was this: I would weave in and trim ends as I made my way from where I was to where I was going. The problem? I didn’t now exactly how many squares I would need, but now that I have made the trip, I have learned that the answer is thirty-two.

As the train made it’s way across the nearly eight hundred miles from where I was to where I was going, I got out my bent-tripped yarn needles and wove in one end and then another and still another. I took breaks to look out the window, read a book, and take the occasional nap.

The four-patch lightly textured crochet squares worked in Red Heart Super Saver in the long ago discontinued pi├▒ata gave me ample opportunity to hone my weaving in ends skills for the work that I will need to do for my 2018 North Carolina State Fair project, and the flowers that needed to be attached helped me sharpen my applique skills.

As day turned to night and then back to day, the train made it’s westward journey while I worked on my journey to a thousand crochet squares.

By the time I arrived at my destination, I had all of the ends woven in

Thirty-two rehabbed crochet squares with the ends woven in
Thirty-two rehabbed crochet squares with the ends woven in

and all that was left was to trim them:

Thirty-two rehabbed crochet squares ready for adventure
Thirty-two rehabbed crochet squares ready for adventure

and take some photos:

A detail of a few of the thirty-two rehabbed crochet squares
A detail of a few of the thirty-two rehabbed crochet squares

The journey to a thousand squares, like most journeys, is one with unforeseen twists and turns along the way. I am somewhere near 400 crochet squares into my journey, and while I don’t know what exactly awaits me, I am prepared, with hook in hand, to continue forward, one stitch at a time.

One thought on “Thirty-two more crochet squares on the journey to one thousand

  1. Hello! I read your instructions on “lightly textured crochet squares”, and I have a question.
    What do you mean by “whip stitch”?

    I love to read your blog! Thank you!
    Isabel

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