Only two more squares to go - then it's time to start joining and showing off your finished afghans! The last one was amazing, but I'm having trouble deciding whether I liked that one or this new one better - they're both just so fun to make! So let's get to it, but remember that the very last square will be released a day early, on a Wednesday, due to American Thanksgiving. But if this is the first you've heard of the 2014 Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long, then start HERE to read how it works - and plan on joining in next year! I'll be announcing the plans for the 2015 CAL in December so we all have time to plan!
Need to catch up? Here is the CAL schedule, with links to the previous blocks (click on the date to go to that blog post):
January 8th - Anticipation Mystery Square
November 13th - THIS POST
(Click the name of the pattern above to go to the Ravelry page for this pattern.)
Above is the original, made with 2 colors. There is SO much texture and interest in this design, and it will take you couple of evenings to make - but it's so worth it! Below is mine, made with 3 colors:
Now for my notes!
- Moogly tutorials that might help you: BLO (back loop only), Magic Circle (aka Adjustable Loop), Post Stitches
- This pattern is really well written, but it's definitely not a beginner pattern. In my handwritten notes on my copy I wrote two things - Trust the Pattern, and Use the Photo Tutorial! When you start the petals, it might seem crazy... but trust the pattern! When you download the pattern on Ravelry, you'll see that there are actually two things you can download - one is the written pattern, and the other is a photo tutorial. I'd recommend printing out the written pattern, and then referring to the tutorial on screen when needed.
- And of course, measure your work as you get to the last couple of rounds. I used the I hook throughout, and for the last round I worked sc sts for a perfect 12" square.
- Although I used different shades of red and green, I followed the color changes exactly as written, until the very last row, where as you can see I brought in my white!