It’s time to start block #2 for the year long Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long! If this the first you’ve read about this fun series, please click HERE to read all about this Crochet-a-Long and how it works, and to get the pattern for block #1! All caught up? Then read on!
Before we get started, I do have to make one change to the schedule – originally I had the last pattern being shared on November 27th. But I’ve since realized that that’s American Thanksgiving, and I won’t be home to share it! So I’m going to move that one up by 2 days, and share it on the 25th. This will give everyone traveling for the holiday time to print it out and take it along! So here’s the revised schedule. I’ll repost the schedule in every post about the blocks, adding the name of the block and linking to that post, so that you can always jump to any block you might miss over the course of the year, and see when the next one is coming. Like so:
January 8th – Anticipation Mystery Square
February 6th and 20th
March 6th and 20th
April 3rd and 17th
May 1st, 15th, and 29th
June 12th and 26th
July 10th and 24th
August 7th and 21st
September 4th and 18th
October 2nd, 16th, and 30th
November 13th and 25th
I have plenty of blankets and afghans around the house, and I’m already up to my ears in enough projects to keep me busy this entire year—but now that I’ve seen those two gorgeous squares, I’m completely rethinking my resolve not to join in!
Hmmm…and I DID just get an email about a nice big Herrschner’s yarn sale….
I think you just may have convinced me, Tamara. 🙂
Mwahahahah! 😀 I mean, yay!
Loved the first block although it involved muttering to myself. Looking forward to this one. Might give my brain a much needed rest. :).
😀 That first one was tough I know! This one is much more relaxing, though still interesting I think!
I love the idea of crocheting a block or two a month. Ddo you have any idea of the total number of skiens needed using Vanna’s choice? How many did you purchase to complete the entire afghan? Thanks
I bought 24, but I might need a little more (or less) when all is said and done – the joining method chosen and border chosen will change everyone’s totals too.
Pertaining to block #2. I have tried to down load cal pattern #2 but can only find square for $1.99 not free download. What am I doing wrong?
I know I am late starting this cal but does that mayter?
Hi Joyce! I’m afraid the designer changed the pattern from free to paid just in the last month.
Yippee! I can’t wait to start on this one. It’s beautiful. My only dilemma is that I’m going to have to decide on the fourth color to use. Always so difficult to commit… 🙂
I’m wanting to join in… trying to find the most economical yarn choice for this as I am up to my ears in projects and it is hard to justify buying more yarn! Any suggestions? The colors I would like, ideally, are deep brown, gold, teal/peacock, and a medium green (kind of like the green you used or a hair darker). Any suggestions for low cost yarn in bulk? Or a good no-dye-lot yarn I could buy little by little as I need it? Thanks! Your squares are gorgeous!
Thanks so much Kim! I’m using Vanna’s Choice, which often has big sales. Also, although it has dye lots, I’ve never noticed a visible difference between two lots, so you can buy a bit at a time using coupons. And it’s got lots of colors! For no dye lot yarn your best bet would be Caron Simply Soft, or possibly Red Heart Super Saver. Your colors sound lovely!
Jane Dubinski (CRAFTHIppy)
Thanks Tamara for beautiful square number 2! I have just joined the Ravely CAL group and am totally blown away by the fact that there are already 937 worldwide members who are crocheting-along. That’s 937 blankets, 22,488 squares and 3,373,200 yards of yarn – how cool is that! Isn’t the internet a wonderful thing!
Wow! Love those numbers Jane! 😀 So amazing!
Very pretty! and I liked your post last week about sizing the squares 🙂 Until I made a square to test a pattern last year I had no idea how they were even measured – so great information!! Thank you, R
Thanks so much Rhondda! 😀
I am very glad to only have one block every two weeks. As anxious I am to see the finished product, I have three unborn baby blankets to make, my BF wants me to make something for his sister, and I have an ongoing project of making earrings to support some very dear friends of mine, who have created a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to support a medical clinic in a Haitian village and the surrounding community. http://stonebystone.org/ The president is a PA at my office, and I make earrings (and my mom crochets ribbon necklaces) with all proceeds donated to SBS. Having two weeks to work up one square allows me to work everything else in without stressing about deadlines. Thank you Tamara! This is my 1st CAL, because the timeline is realistic and I LOVE your blog!
😀 Thank you Shannon! You sound super busy – glad you’re squeezing it in!
Hello! The pattern for the second square calls for a “I” hook, should I use that size or the same size I used for the first square (G)?
It’s up to you – it sounds like you might be a very loose crocheter so a smaller hook might work best for you!
Are there any drawn (scheme) patterns to come? Looking forward to that!
Not all the squares are set in stone just yet – we’ll see! 🙂
I wish it wasn’t such a long wait to the third square LOL. I am anxious to do another one but I must wait. Looking forward to Square number 3
i’m liking this one a LOT – I may use it again or make more than one – very versatile!
Love this pattern! This is my first crochet-along and I must say that I am really enjoying it. I may have to do two of this one, while I wait for the third, it’s so pretty. 🙂
I started this CAL today. I have made the first 2 squares, but they are different sizes.mim using 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook for both. The second one is about 1/2cm smaller all around. If I did another row around the 2nd one would that be a problem? Thanks. Xx
Hi Julie! Not at all! In fact, I wrote a post about just that – you can read it here!
better late than never i say! square one done and now off to
I just ran across this…I’m gonna play catch up!! I’ll be getting the yarn over the weekend. Hope to have one done by time the next craft fair! Thank you for sharing this pattern!!
😀 Good luck Anita! And thanks!
I wanted to jump in late for this CAL, but this square requires me to buy the pattern 🙁 Any ideas?
Unfortunately it’s up the designer how long to keep each pattern free for. I had hoped that they would all stay free through the end of the year, but no luck. 🙁