When it comes to the Moogly Afghan Crochet Along, #13 is never bad luck! In fact, we're very lucky to have a new square designed by The Lavender Chair!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.
First some important links:
- Just getting started? Welcome! Now... CLICK HERE!
- There is a Ravelry group for the CAL HERE, and a Facebook group HERE – Thank you to all of the amazing volunteer moderators!
And please note that squares need blocking! It makes all the difference when assembling your finished blanket. To block your squares, I recommend using a Chetnanigans blocking board like those shown in the clickable image below! Just put it on the board (the premeasured holes make it super easy!) and spritz it with water. When it's dry... it's blocked! Thank you to Chetnanigans for sponsoring this CAL post!
The 2017 Moogly CAL Schedule
January 5 - Fantastic!; January 19 - Danyel's Square
February 2 - Crumpets and Tea; February 16 - Crossed Square
March 2 - All Aflutter; March 16 - Vintage Garden; March 30 - Beach Ball
April 13 -Simbelmyne; April 27- Buds-a-Blooming
May 11- Summer Wood; May 25 - Shells a Flutter
June 8 - Mock Bullion Flames; June 22 - THIS POST
July 6; July 20
August 3; August 17; August 31
September 14; September 28
October 12; October 26
November 9; November 22
Block #13: Ombre Flower Garden Square by The Lavender Chair! (link below)
Above is the original, made in 4 ombre colors. Below, you can see my version, made with my 6 colors!
This pattern is free - CLICK HERE! To print or download the pattern for free, open a second tab on your browser to PrintFriendly.com and enter the URL there. If you need help with Print Friendly, please see the tutorial here.
There are some super helpful photos included with this pattern, as well as links to the stitches used, and good descriptions of the special stitches. It's a really fun square to make!
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Magic Circle; Bobble (dc5tog); Join with sc; Seamless/Invisible Join.
My square measured 11" after Round 12, so I bumped Round 13 up to hdc sts - and that got me right to 12"! But everyone's gauge and tension level are different so be sure to measure as you go. Learn how to adjust for size HERE to make sure all your squares are the same size. Remember that the 12″ is measured across and up and down – not diagonally corner to corner.
I used a Furls Odyssey hook and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and my color scheme was as follows – Rnd 1-3: Rose Shocking; Rnd 4-6: Lemon; Rnd 7 and 8: Radiant Lime; Rnd 9 and 10: Aquamarine; Rnd 11 and 12: Aqua; Rnd 13: Silver Grey.
To block this post, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board.
Thanks so much for crocheting along with me! I can't wait to see all the beautiful blankets you crochet this year! You can follow Moogly on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr, and don't forget to sign up for the free newsletter at the top of the page! Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this crochet along.
I thought all the crochet a long squares are worked with an I hook? This pattern calls for J which did you use?
This year's CAL is using a J hook - previous years were using an I hook. If you are mixing and matching across the years, I would recommend sticking with whatever hook you are using for the other squares. 🙂