It's almost time for back to school, and that means business and schedules - and CAL squares are the perfect project for this time of year! Short, sweet, satisfying, and easy to take on the go! I thnk you'll love #17 in the Moogly CAL for 2017, designed by Alexis Middleton of Persia Lou!
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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 - Sunflower Square; August 17 - THIS POST; August 31
September 14; September 28
October 12; October 26
November 9; November 22
Block #17: The Layered Dahlia by Persia Lou! (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 some unique stitches used here, and I've included video links below when I have them available.
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Magic Circle; CSDC (Chainless Starting Double Crochet); Popcorn stitch; Spike stitches; BLO (Back Loop Only); Picot; Working into Sl Sts; Seamless/Invisible Join.
My square came right to 12" as written! 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: Aquamarine; Rnd 6-7: Radiant Lime; Rnd 8-9: Lemon; Rnd 10: Rose Shocking; Rnd 11: Aquamarine; Rnd 12: Rose Shocking; Rnd 13: Radiant Lime; Rnd 14-15: Rose Shocking; Rnd 16: Silver Grey.
To block this post, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board. You will need to block this square to get a fully square shape!
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.
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