I love the anticipation of a new square! We're smack dab in the middle of this year's Moogly Crochet Along, and to kick off the second half, we have a fun and twisty new free crochet square pattern by Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions!
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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 & Upbeat Simple Square
JULY: THIS POST & 19
AUGUST: 2 & 16 & 30
SEPTEMBER: 13 & 27
OCTOBER: 11 & 25
NOVEMBER: 8 & 21
Block #13: Twists & Turns Square
by ReCrochetions(link below)
Above is the original made in 5 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 lots of clever moves - and it's a lot of fun to see how it all comes together! And there's enough texture here to keep the solid-square folks happy for sure!
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Crochet Abbreviations; Join with dc; Post Stitches; Chainless Starting Double Crochet; Braiding/Twisting Loops; Seamless finishing.
My square was coming out just the tiniest bit small, so I bumped up the last round to hdc (rather than sc) - 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 1-2: Holly Berry; Rnd 3: Tigerlily; Rnd 4: Lettuce; Rnd 5: Tigerlily; Rnd 6: Hot Pink; Rnd 7-8: Iced Aqua; Rnd 8: Lettuce; Rnd 9-12: Lettuce; Rnd 13: Fruit Punch.
This square benefited from a light blocking. To block this square, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board.
If you share your photos on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #mooglycal2018 and tag me @mooglyblog so I can see them too! Thank you all for CAL-ing with me!
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.
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