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Point to Point

Crochet
January 2002
Any
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Point to Point is a rather strange, yet intriguing, thing.

It was inspired by the mathematical concept of Hinged Tessellations. When squares (or other shapes) are joined at their corners, then moved away from each other, they create various patterns of shapes and holes.

Point to Point consists of 145 simple crochet squares, 81 in one colour and 64 in another colour. These squares are connected together as it is made.

In real-life the hanging can only show two of the patterns. When it is opened out to its full extent it has holes between the squares. These holes are equal in size to the squares themselves. The overall measurement is approximately 130 cm (52 inches) square when the squares are spread out in this way. In this form it is not suitable for use as an afghan because of the risk of getting entangled in the holes.

In its closed state it measures approximately 90 cm (36 inches). This could be used as a throw though large fastenings might make it uncomfortable.

It can be hung in either form. It is also interesting as a hanging if some of the bottom areas are left undone and it starts to cascade down. Unfortunately we do not have a photograph of this state.

The hanging in the photos was made in Aran yarn. It could be made in any yarn though this could change the overall size.

The size can easily be changed with more, or fewer, rows of squares. The pattern also has suggestions for working in more colours to create more intricate patterns.