Squaring off more crochet squares

I have made progress in my efforts to donate squares to Project Amigo.

This morning, I had gotten this far in my efforts with twenty-one six-inch squares and ten five-inch squares with all of the ends woven in and ready to go:

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My crochet square rehab effort as of this morning

Because I have a sizeable collection of squares I have crocheted for no particular reason other than I wanted to, I still have a lot to work with to add to the growing collection of crochet squares bound for Colima, Mexico, and the people who will be assembling them into blankets and lapghans.

One of the quandaries I face as I rehab these crochet squares is when is a square good enough, and when should I spend time to make it better?

Square 18 from Jean Leinhauser’s 101 Crochet Squares was one such square that bedeviled me:

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Crochet square 18 before rehab

It was six inches across, but the corners were quite rounded. Since my personal preference is ¬†to work with squares that have sharper corners, I decided that although the square was “good enough,”I wanted to make a better fitting, ¬†crochet square, so I frogged the last round and got to work.

In short order, I had the pointier more precise corners I had envisioned:

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Crochet square 18 after rehab

After what I considered a crochet victory, I continued to work on more of the squares in need of rehab.

Then shortly before my dog, Clooney, began agitating for his late afternoon walk, I was able to get these photos of the squares I have rehabbed so far.

First was this three by five array of five-inch squares:

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A three by five array of five-inch crochet squares

followed by this four by seven array of six-inch squares:

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A four by seven array of six-inch crochet squares

As I work my way through the various squares that inhabit my home, I am grateful to Project Amigo for giving these abandoned squares a purpose, and I will continue to rehab them, one stitch at a time.

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2 thoughts on “Squaring off more crochet squares

  1. That’s quite a lot of squares! I have a couple of squares myself that I haven’t done anything with. Donation might be the way to go with those extra squares!

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