These pensive ladies are trying to figure something out.

I have been trying to figure out how best to construct my felt throw. I have been practicing on scraps. Crocheting through the felted wool is not impossible, but it sure isn’t worth it either. I can blanket stitch around each square and then use the blanket stitching as a foundation for crochet, but that catapults the project out of the “quick and easy” category into “whole lot of trouble.” Not that I mind taking a whole lot of trouble, but I would need to move it out into the future a bit. January, maybe. I may just overcast the squares together directly.

I have a vague recollection of having seen a project like this in my childhood, maybe in the 1970s. I think there were leather or felt or some kind of squares joined with crochet. If anyone remembers how this was done, please let me know. I have googled it, and come up with sewn-together examples, mostly in online stores selling for hundreds of dollars. I’ve found a few “I made it myself” posts, but again always machine-sewn. Hmm. Maybe Extra Boy, the thrift shop maven, would help me find a few more sweaters in need of reincarnation, and I could just go with the machine-sewn method.