August!!? It’s true! Time for square #16 in the free yearly Moogly CAL for 2017, and this time it’s a super fun, summery square from Laurinda Reddig at ReCrochetions!
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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!
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 – Ombre Flower Garden Square
July 6 – Cabled Blooms; July 20 – Autumn Sun
August 3 – THIS POST; August 17; August 31
September 14; September 28
October 12; October 26
November 9; November 22
Block #16: Sunflower Square by ReCrochetions! (link below)
Above is the original made in 5 colors – lovely! 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 is a Special Stitch section – don’t miss it! There are a couple of unique moves here! (and some super clever leaves!)
My square was coming out the tiniest bit small – though I wouldn’t have guessed it when I was making the leaves! The last 2 rows are quite short, so don’t get scared if you’re at 11″ or so after the leaves. To get a full 12″, I just bumped up the last round from single crochet to half double crochet, and that was perfect. 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: Aqua; Rnd 4-5: Rose Shocking; Rnd 6-9: Lemon; Leaves: Radiant Lime; Edging Rnd 1: Aquamarine; Edging Rnd 2: Silver Grey (hdc instead of sc).
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.