The return of crochet square F-1

Yesterday, I ran what felt like countless errands, and while they didn’t eat the entire day, they did eat most of the daylight, so when I finally sat down to work on “crochet,” I found myself doing more metadata remediation for my blog than actual crocheting.

So today, when I had finally dispensed with the immediate errands and chores that needed my attention, I started by taking a moment to get an overview of the seven-inch squares I had rehabbed:

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An assortment of seven-inch crochet squares get some sun

It was the sort of day that Winnie-the-Pooh would have described as blustery, and bluster it did. As I tried to lay out the squares in the shade of the porch on a clear, crisp, and sunny mid-winter day, a stiff breeze would occasionally rise up and rearrange the squares.

But eventually I got these thirty-eight squares ready for a photo:

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Thirty-eight seven-inch crochet squares

and while I knew that there were more squares nearby, I decided I had better gather them up and take them in before another wind came up, and I

Once I was back inside, I decided that I would do some actual crochet, and I began wtih this remnant of a project past:

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The first three rounds of crochet square F-1

I quickly recognized it as being one of the squares from the Better Homes and Gardens Granny Square Sampler Afghan which I have made not once, but twice:

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The original afghan-that-eluded me and the reprise

But which square was it?

Lucky for me, I had my copy of the pattern close at hand, and in short order, I identified the partially completed crochet square. It was crochet square F-1.

It had been a difficult square the first time I had made it as the instructions in the book did not result in the square pictured in the accompanying photos. Fortunately, I had made a point of writing complete notes that I was later able to turn into a pattern (Square F-1), and it was that pattern I referenced when I worked the fourth and fifth rounds:

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Finishing up crochet square F-1, maybe

The square as I crocheted it is 1/4″ shy of the width I am working toward, but the wind had picked up enough to blow some clouds in, and my dog was concerned that I would not get him the late afternoon walk he desired, and although I set the square aside to accommodate my dog, I will pick it up again tomorrow, and once again work to finish it, one stitch at a time.

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Crochet square F-1

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