One of the things I love about this CAL is how great it is to beat the heat – a small project means a cool one! The other thing I love is getting to make patterns designed by my favorite designers – like Block #12, courtesy of ELK Studio!
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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: Loopy Flower & THIS POST
JULY: 5 & 19
AUGUST: 2 & 16 & 30
SEPTEMBER: 13 & 27
OCTOBER: 11 & 25
NOVEMBER: 8 & 21
Block #12: Upbeat Simple Square
by ELK Studio(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 starts open but quickly changes to a more solid fabric, so it’s got something for everyone! It’s extremely well written and easy to follow, and the result is quite unique. I think color choices will have a huge impact with this one!
My square was coming out just a little bit big, so I just skipped the last round – 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: Holly Berry; Rnd 2: Tigerlily; Rnd 3: Lettuce; Rnd 4: Iced Aqua; Rnd 5: Hot Pink; Rnd 6: Holly Berry; Rnd 7: Tigerlily; Rnd 8: Lettuce; Rnd 9: Iced Aqua; Rnd 10: Hot Pink; Rnd 11: Holly Berry; Rnd 12: Tigerlily; Rnd 13: Lettuce; Rnd 14: Fruit Punch; Rnd 15 skipped for sizing.
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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.