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Beyond the Square ♥ Celebrations!

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 Beyond The Square ♥ Celebrations




 Guess what?!




I am down to my last

'Beyond the Square'

crochet motif!


That's right,

I have made 143 motifs

from one little book.






  Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs






You have worked your way through

a whole motif book?



Yes I have!

The book is called 'Beyond the Square' by Edie Eckman

(in case you missed that) and there are

144 motifs in it.




 Beyond the Square crochet motif -  54






Cool! When did you start this little

project of yours?



I posted my first motif up back in

May 2010.


(the 22nd to be precise).






Beyond the Square crochet motif -  112





 You have been plugging away at these motifs

for a year & a half?!

Are you sure?

It doesn't sound like something you

would do.




As I said earlier,







Beyond the Square crochet motif -  10






Was it fun?

It was, and I learnt a few things too.


(yes, yes)




Beyond the Square crochet motif -  119






Like what?


That I can't crochet from written instructions;

18 months on, I still dont know the proper name for this





let alone this






Only kidding!

This isn't a crochet symbol.

But this is






I think my inability to read patterns, might be

why I can't knit.

(so nothing to do with your cack-handedness then?)







Beyond the Square crochet motif -  85




...and the other things you learnt?



Difficult looking

charts are usually very easy.

 Triangles suck.






Beyond the Square crochet motif -  19





Do you have a favourite 'Beyond the Square'



I don't think I have,

but I do prefer the textured ones


You know, the ones with



sticky -pokey up





 Like motif 26, you mean.







Beyond the Square crochet motif - 49





What about colours,

do you have any preferences?


I enjoyed working with



yellow &


Motifs always come out 'happy shiny' 

with that combination.


A close second,

I guess would be the orange & jade combination.

Motif 115 always catches my eye when I look

through the gallery.




Beyond the Square crochet motif - 115






And your least favourite motif?



What all of them?!

Pretty much.





Beyond the Square crochet motif -  26






So these were the hardest to make?

No. Most of them are actually very easy to make


The problem is that they

never want to be triangles.

It's frustrating.






Beyond the Square crochet motif -  22





Okay...so the hardest to make is?



Motif 22!

I tried on 4 separate occasions to get those

bullions to work, & struck out everytime

on the second wrapped swirl.


Wrapping yarn 12 times around a 2mm crochet hook,

and THEN pulling yarn through the lot is not easy!


I call this motif,

the 'Ruiner of Saintly Patience'.








Beyond the Square crochet motif -  107





I wonder what Edie has to say about that name?


Not sure,

I heard she lives on a tiny isolated island, far,

far away from a post office.


I will check for you...

Please don't.





  Beyond the Square crochet motif -  143





 So, what are your plans after the last motif

is posted?


Drink Rootbeer!


and after that?

Find another 'little lengthy' project to get on with. 

I need structure in my life, or nothing gets done.





 Beyond the Square crochet motif -  17






  Congratulations  on completing this one!

I look forward to hearing all about your new project.


 Thank you





Sewing Daisies Bird




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