Video gamers, tapestry crocheters, and pixel fans rejoice - you're going to love #19 in the Moogly CAL for 2017, designed by Bethany Dearden of Whistle and Ivy - the Pixel Heart Afghan Square!
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- 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 - Layered Dahlia; August 31 - Botanical Garden
September 14 - THIS POST; September 28
October 12; October 26
November 9; November 22
Block #19: Pixel Heart Afghan Square by Whistle & Ivy! (link below)
Above is the original made in 3 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.
This pattern uses the simplest stitches - single crochet and double crochet - but it does so to great effect, and opens up lots of color possibilities beyond the ones shown above!
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Tapestry Crochet; Working into the Edge
My square came out to 12" exactly! But everyone's gauge and tension level are different so be sure to measure as you go, and check your gauge right at the beginning, as this one doesn't have a whole lot of room for adjustment if it's coming out too big. 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 – Pattern Grey: Silver Grey; Pattern Black: Aqua; Pattern Red: Rows 4-7: Aquamarine, Rows 8-10: Radiant Lime, Rows 11-13: Lemon, Rows 14-17: Rose Shocking.
To block this post, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board.
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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.
Tamara, you will laugh at this! I'm caught up, with SAVING the patterns! haha Ok so I did your 2014 CAL faithfully to the end, on time even. I started the 2015 and made it to June which is when I had my son. Who is now 2 years old and I still haven't finished that blanket! I've saved ALL the 2016 CAL patterns, and I just finished saving all current 2017 CAL patterns! It is my mission to get back on track and actually make these, because I LOVE making these blankets! Someday you will see a finished 2015 blanket, a finished 2016 blanket and a 2017 one, hopefully before 2020! hahahaha
Oh man, I've been there - especially when more kids arrived! (We won't talk about the state of the photo albums....) 😀 Good luck!