Crochet along squares are perfect for summer - small, quick, and fun! Block #11 fits the bill with its clever moves, and it comes to us courtesy of Stitches n Scraps!
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The 2018 Moogly CAL Schedule
JANUARY: Flower Burst
FEBRUARY: Gretchen & Clown Car
MARCH: Crocodile Dahlia & Doubles and Stripes & Purple Plaid
APRIL: Dahlia Bloom & Tuscan Flower Square
MAY: Coral and Stone & Metamorphosis Square
JUNE: THIS POST & 21
JULY: 5 & 19
AUGUST: 2 & 16 & 30
SEPTEMBER: 13 & 27
OCTOBER: 11 & 25
NOVEMBER: 8 & 21
Block #11: Loopy Flower Square
by Stitches n Scraps(link below)
Above is the original made in 3 colors! Below, you can see my version, made with my 6 colors!
CLICK HERE for the pattern! To print or download the pattern for free CLICK HERE for PrintFriendly.com and enter the pattern URL there. If you need help with Print Friendly, please see the tutorial here.
This pattern has some fun and unique moves - love that! It also addresses the lean that can appear so often in squares by working in turned rounds/joined rows. Be sure to read the instructions carefully to see when to turn your work!
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Crochet Abbreviations; BLO (Back Loop Only); Join with dc; Improved Chainless Starting Double Crochet; Working into the 3rd loop of Hdc sts; Seamless finishing.
My square was coming out just a little bit big, so for Rnd 13 I used the recommended optional size adjustment and went with hdc - and that got me to 12". But everyone's gauge and tension level are different so be sure to measure as you go, and check your gauge. 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 US-J, 6.0 mm hook and Red Heart With Love, and my color scheme was as follows – Rnd 1: Lettuce; Rnd 2-3: Holly Berry; Rnd 4-7: Tigerlily; Rnd 8-9: Hot Pink; Rnd 10: Iced Aqua; Rnd 11: Lettuce; Rnd 12: Iced Aqua; Rnd 13: Fruit Punch.
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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 Red Heart for providing the yarn for this crochet along.