I made this lap blanket during summer last year when I was going through a phase of crocheting incorrectly, although I didn't realise it at the time. Basically, every stitch had an extra chain and so it turned out quite gappy.
I came across the blanket again yesterday and decided that I couldn't live with it, made as badly as it is, but couldn't bring myself to just throw it away. After taking a few pictures, I started to unravel the border with the intention of recycling the yarn.
My knots were so tight and the ends woven in so well that it took me about half an hour to unravel just one square!
I tried to crochet the first square again but there wasn't enough yarn because I used a smaller hook first time around for the granny part of the square and a larger hook for the flower to compensate for the inaccuracy of my crochet at the time.
So, for the time being, I've numbered some freezer bags from one to five, one for each round of yarn, and I will unravel all the rest of the squares over a period of time.
I haven't yet decided whether to unpick the poncho which I also made using the same flower pattern and incorrect crochet.
Whilst shopping yesterday I bought a lovely new book and there are a couple of blankets that I might put the yarn towards - Colour-Pop Crochet or the Gypsy Queen Throw.
Whatever I decide to make, I know that this time I'll make it correctly (fingers crossed). In the meantime, I hope that I get quicker at unpicking woven in ends and knots!
I'm also hoping that some summer sun arrives soon, given that it's the first day of summer today. You wouldn't believe it if you were listening to the howling wind and rain that's going on outside right now!!!