I’m so glad so many of you have enjoyed this crochet-a-long – and have given me lots to ponder about what to do in 2015! I’ll definitely do another CAL of some sort – it’s just a matter of deciding what to do! If you haven’t yet, be sure to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments. Now on to Block #17! And if this is the first you’ve heard of the 2014 Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long, then start HERE to read how it works!
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
September 4th and 18th
October 2nd, 16th, and 30th
November 13th and 25th
(Click the name of the pattern above to go to the page for this pattern)
Above is the original, made with 1 color. I love the way this square ties in with the February square! Check the Ravelry page linked above, for more pics. And here’s the one I made, also using my 4 colors (unblocked):
Now for my notes!
- Be sure to read the designer’s Special Stitches descriptions – particularly the Back Cross Stitch.
- The pattern itself is well written, though I believe the very last round could be written as follows: Beg *Corner, dc in 8 sts, (fpdc, ch 1) 2x, fpdc in next st, dc in 9 sts, (fpdc, ch 1) 2x, fpdc in next st, dc in 8 sts; repeat from * 3x. That’s what I got – let me know what you got!
- After Round 11, I was at 11″ so I added a round of hdc to bring it up to size – be sure to take your own measurements!
- My color pattern was as follows: Round 1-2: White; Round 3-5 Red; Round 6 – 8 Blue; Round 9 – 11 Green; (extra) Round 12 White.