Overcoming crochet inertia

Today I found myself in a waiting room, doing what one does best in such a place — waiting.

Lucky for me, I had some crochet cookie materials with me, and I was able to make three or four cookies while I waited. Not quite so lucky for me, the project I really need to be focusing on at the moment is the Better Homes and Gardens Granny Square Sampler Afghan/Beach Blanket-to-be.

When I got home from the days errands, my transition from cookie crocheter to beach blanket crocheter was not as smooth as would have been ideal. I was to a point in the beach blanket project that required a fair amount of trial and error to join the pieces, and I had been avoiding that work as I am sometimes slow to accept that error can be a necessary element of progress.

Eventually, however, I was able to set aside the notion of perfection, and once I had that off the table (metaphorically speaking), I was able to once again begin moving forward with this project.

With my 5.0 mm Etimo hook and a ball of Red Heart Super Saver gold, I grabbed hold of Square D-3, and without too many errors, joined it to Square A-1:

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Crochet Square D-3 (lower left) newly joined to the beach blanket to be

Relieved to have finally achieved escape velocity from the crafting inertia that had enveloped me with regard to this project, I frogged the penultimate round of Square E-4 (which I had originally worked in yellow) got out my dark orchid, and reworked that round. Then I put the newly rebordered square into place:

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I prepare to join crochet Square E-4

Once I saw it with it’s surrounding squares, I decided to use Red Heart Super Saver cherry red for the final round, and got to work joining the square:

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I join crochet Square E-4 using red

With Square E-4 joined, I moved ever leftward and prepared to join Square C-3. While I had no quandaries about the color, I had made a mistake in the yellow round, which I did not notice until I had 12 3dc clusters where I should have had 11 3dc clusters. After a bit of frogging and re-crocheting the second-to-last round, I was able to once again begin the work of joining. Here is the view with C-3 joined and in place:

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I finish joining crochet Square C-3 (far left)

And here is an overview of the three newly joined squares all of the others:

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I near the finish of the third border panel of the granny square crochet sampler

I am hoping that the almost errand-free weekend I have planned gives me the time and helps to generate the mojo needed to finish this piece in time.

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4 thoughts on “Overcoming crochet inertia

  1. This is an amazing work of Art. My brain couldn’t even copy it, certainly I could never think it up.

  2. I’m impressed! I’ll be doing something along this line with some of my squares. Looks like it is hard work, though!

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