A trio of rehabbed crochet squares

Yesterday, I found myself running errands over parts of Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties, hitting all three legs of the geographic triangle that comprises the area known as “Research Triangle.”

As such, I didn’t get a lot of crochet done, but I did get done other things that needed doing, and I even managed to fit in a cup of coffee with one of my crochet peeps. We bemoaned the rather dreary weather, but the weather was more than offset but the company of a good friend and fellow crocheter.

So today, with breakfast eaten, the dog walked, and the remediation of the metadata of two old blog posts done, I was once again ready to turn my attention to making more squares from unused crochet motifs I have unearthed in my crochet empire.

The first was a quick fix for a formerly three-round granny square to which I simply added a fourth round making the previously four-inch square five inches:

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A four-round granny square

Buoyed by the easy win, I decided I was ready to do some slower, whipstitch joining that needed to me done. Using more of the gold squares that did not make it into my now 2018 to-be State Fair project, I joined four of the squares in to one, trimmed it with Red Heart Super Saver shocking pink, and then crocheted a rosette for the center.

Here it is, still looking a bit messy, but with all of the elements completed:

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Four of the gold crochet squares with a crochet rose center

Pleased with my successes, I then took this four-inch square:

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Four bauhaus crochet blocks with a single crochet border

and worked the edge with the iconic 3 dc shell of a granny square, and in short order, it — like it’s crochet square compatriots — was transformed:

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Three five-inch crochet squares

When I first received a request for some crochet squares for Project Amigo, I thought it would be a good thing to do. Little did I know how personally satisfying it would be to take these random piece of my crochet past, and give them purpose, place, and future.

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