We’re in the thick of things now! For block #9 I’ve turned to Rhelena at CrochetN’Crafts – she always creates beautiful squares for us, and I think you’ll agree this one is no exception! In fact, I think it might be her best yet!
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First a quick summary and some important links:
- No need to sign up/officially join – just jump in and start crocheting! Work at your own pace. To learn more about the yarn used for this CAL and other details CLICK HERE!
- The blocks will stay free online forever. Each post will have links to all past block posts as well as the newest block.
- Each 12″ square is designed in worsted/aran weight yarn, with a US-J, 6.0 mm hook. If you choose a different yarn weight/hook size, your blocks will be a different size, but as long as you are consistent, then the blocks should be too! For example, with DK weight yarn, you should get blocks that are about 10″ in size. Get creative with color and make it your own!
- There is a Ravelry group for the CAL HERE, and a Facebook group HERE – all full of help and camaraderie! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteer moderators! It’s a great place to go if you need more help with a particular design!
The 2017 Moogly CAL Schedule
(click the link to go to that square!)
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- THIS POST
May 11; May 25
June 8; June 22
July 6; July 20
August 3; August 17; August 31
September 14; September 28
October 12; October 26
November 9; November 22
Block #9: Buds-a-Blooming by CrochetN’Crafts! (link below)
Above is the original, made in 3 beautiful springy colors. Below, you can see my version, made with my 6 colors!
- This pattern is free – CLICK HERE – look for the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of her post!
- This pattern is so fun to make and really well written! It looks far more complicated than it is to make – Rhelena used simple stitches to great effect!
- This pattern came right to 12″ for me, but everyone’s gauge and tension level is 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.
- Techniques you can use with this square if you’d like, and tutorials you might find helpful: Treble/Triple Crochet (TR); Switching Colors; Standing Single Crochet; Back loop only (BL); Post Stitches; Seamless Join.
- I used a Furls Odyssey hook and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and my color scheme was as follows – Rnd 1: Rose Shocking; Rnd 2: Lemon; Rnd 3-4: Radiant Lime; Rnd 5-6: Aquamarine; Rnd 7: Aqua; Rnd 8: Rose Shocking; Rnd 9-10: Lemon; Rnd 11: Radiant Lime; Rnd 12-13: Aquamarine; Rnd 14: Aqua; Rnd 15: Silver Grey.
- To block this post, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board – CLICK HERE to learn how to block your squares!
Thanks so much for crocheting along with me! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful blankets you crochet this year!