Moving right along, it’s time for Block #2! 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 – she’s even got a Dutch speaking Moogly CAL Facebook group going! And a big thank you to allatti2d, Angela2011, HelenJE, and Patricia-R-S, who are moderating the Ravelry group for the 2015 Moogly CAL! You all make this so much better – click either of those links to check the groups out!
There will be 24 blocks total, and each of the posts 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 – THIS POST
February 5 & 19
March 5 & 19
April 2 & 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 original, made with 4 colors. This square has a ton of visual interest, and some texture to boot! Here’s the one I made, using all 6 of my colors:
Now for my notes!
- Don’t be scared! I know this one looks tough, but there are photos and the Ravelry group to help you along if you get stuck. I’ve tested this pattern myself, and with the help of the photos in the pattern, it’s a fun square to make! If this one is just too much, you can find a list of free alternatives HERE.
- I came up just a bit short of 12″ as written, so I added an extra round of single crochet, which gave it a nice firm edge too. 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: Rnd 1-2: White, Rnd 3-4: Eggplant, Rnd 5-6: Aqua, Rnd 7-8: Kelly Green, Rnd 9-10: Mustard, Rnd 11-12: Raspberry, Rnd 13: Eggplant, Rnd 14-15: White.
Thanks so much for crocheting-along with me!