April is a big transitional month here in New England. We’re moving from Winter, through mud season and into Spring! It can also be be a big transitional time in terms of project choice. Big projects tend to give way to ones that are smaller and more portable.
This is the perfect time of year to start work on a larger project made from smaller parts or to experiment with something small and fun.
Square motifs, like Granny squares, are the perfect vehicle to use up leftover bits of yarn from previous projects or pair them up with other square motifs to practice new stitches and pull them all together into a blanket. Here you can see my Summer Squares Blanket using Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky and 13 different square motifs from Jan Eaton’s wonderful book 200 Crochet Blocks.
Motifs are also a great way to spiff up your summer jewelry selection. Choose a few motifs and a finer cotton thread yarn and make earrings or a pendant.
And sometimes you just need a quirky little gift, motifs can make great picture frames!
What’s your favorite use of motifs?
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