Moogly CAL 2018 Block 16 is going to be a challenge for many - and it's worth it! Get ready to stretch your skills and make a beautiful square with this free crochet afghan block pattern by Pattern Paradise!
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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: Twists & Turns & Clusters in the Corner
AUGUST: Flower and Leaf Afghan Square & THIS POST & 30
SEPTEMBER: 13 & 27
OCTOBER: 11 & 25
NOVEMBER: 8 & 21
Block #16: Casablanca by Pattern Paradise (link below)
Above is the original made in 2 colors! Below, you can see my version, made with my 6 colors!
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This pattern is Intermediate Level - it features overlay crochet, post stitches, and bobbles. And that's how it gets its beauty! There are lots of photos and options in the pattern to help, and don't hesitate to ask in the Facebook group if you need help too! I used Method 1, tapestry style. Be sure to read all the notes at the beginning of the pattern!
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Crochet Abbreviations; Magic Circle; Chainless Standing Double Crochet; Crossed Stitches; Post Stitches; Tall Stitches; Back Loop Only; Seamless finishing.
I ended up eliminating the very last round, getting 12" after Rnd 18. 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 – Color 2: Tigerlily; Color 1, Rnd 1-5: Holly Berry; Color 1, Rnd 6-9: Lettuce; Color 1, Rnd 10-13: Hot Pink; Rnd 14: Tigerlily; Rnd 15-17: Iced Aqua; Rnd 18: 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, Furls Crochet, and Chetnanigans for providing the materials for this crochet along.