Time for lucky #7! If this is the first you’ve heard of the 2015 Moogly Afghan CAL, please CLICK HERE to read how it works! In summary, every 2 weeks I’ll share a new free 12″ crochet block pattern, and we’ll all make them together. All the patterns will be free all year long, and we’ll get to visit a variety of fantastic crochet blogs along the way!
Once again, I’d like to thank Elke Wellens who is providing Dutch translations to all the designers – if you speak Dutch, check out the Dutch speaking Moogly CAL Facebook group! And a big thank you to allatti2d, Angela2011, HelenJE, and Patricia-R-S, who are moderating the Ravelry group for the 2015 Moogly CAL! Click either of those links to check the groups out! The Ravelry group is a BIG source of help if you need it!
The post for each of the blocks will go live here on Moogly at 10am Central time on their specified date. Click the links in the schedule to catch up on past blocks!
The 2015 Moogly CAL Schedule
January 8 – Tamara’s Kismet Square
January 22 – Starburst Square
February 5 – Windmill Square
February 19 – Family Square
March 5 – Unbroken Hearts
March 19 – Solstice Sun Rising
April 2 – THIS POST
April 16 & 30
May 14 & 28
June 11 & 25
July 9 & 23
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above is the originals, made in 3 colors! This square has a unique construction, and a fab result! Here’s the one I made, using all 6 of my colors (I ran out of time and it isn’t blocked yet!):
Now for my notes!
- This square is 4 small squares, seamed together and then edged. There are lots and lots of ends involved – some suggestions to get around this would be to work every other round backwards, or using Magic Knot Join (click for tutorial) and then crocheting over the ends. Personally I went with the Magic Knot method, which is the first time I’ve used this technique in this way, but if it hold up over time I think I’m in love!
- Each small square is supposed to be 5″ after Round 5, but I was at 5″ after Round 4, so I stopped there. Then when I added the edgings, I ended up a half inch short, so I added one more round of sc. But everyone is different so be sure to measure as you go! Learn more about adjusting for size HERE. Remember that the 12″ is measured across and up and down – not diagonally corner to corner.
- I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and my color order was as follows: Square 1: CA: Raspberry, CB: Mustard, CC: Kelly Green; Square 2: CA: Raspberry, CB: Kelly Green, CC: Aqua; Square 3: CA: Raspberry, CB: Aqua, CC: Eggplant; Square 4: CA: Raspberry, CB: Eggplant, CC: Mustard; and then the edging was done in Raspberry followed by White. The blocks were seamed with Raspberry sc sts.
- If this one isn’t to your taste, you can find a list of alternatives HERE.
Thanks so much for crocheting-along with me!