Moogly CAL 2018 Block 22 is pretty, relaxing, and fun to customize - and courtesy of Fiber Flux! Also, please note that I had the wrong date down for the last block - it will be December 6th, not 13th!
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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 & Casablanca & Faux Cable Square
SEPTEMBER: Moogly CAL Square & Textured Twist
OCTOBER: Mountain Wildflower & Magic Menhirs Square
NOVEMBER: THIS POST & 21
Block #22: Strawflower 12" Granny Mitered Square
by Fiber Flux (link below)
Above is the original made in 4 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 includes a video tutorial, and is very quick to work up - the fastest of this CAL, I think!
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Crochet Abbreviations; Post Stitches; Standing Double Crochet.
This one was running just a tiny hair small, so I decided to add a final round of solid sc. 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: Holly Berry; Rnd 4: Tigerlily; Rnd 5: Lettuce; Row 6: Lettuce; Row 7-11: Iced Aqua; Row 12 and 13: Hot Pink; Rnd 14 and Extra Rnd: Fruit Punch.
This square benefited from a mild blocking. To block this square, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board and Perfecting Strips.
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CLARA L BLACK
18 hours ago
HI TAMARA. CLARA HERE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. IT'S NOT ABOUT YOUR CAL, BUT IT'S A QUESTION CONCERNING YARN. CAN YOU ADVISE ME ON WHAT YARN TO BUY THAT IS VERY SOFT, AND HAS A WONDERFUL DRAPE CHARACTERISTICS? i DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT YARN, AS I'VE NOT BEEN CROCHETING VERY LONG. I WANT TO CROCHET A NECK WARMER OR A "SMALLISH" COWL, BUT I WANT THERE TO BE LOTS OF DRAPE IN THE COWL. PLEASE, IF YOU CAN HELP ME OUT ON THIS, I SURE WILL APPRECIATE IT. THANKS SO MUCH. CLARA BLACK
Almost any yarn can be stiff or drapey, depending on the hook size and stitches used. For maximum drapiness, thinner yarn is best, and I find that thread, plied, or chainette yarns drape more than roving style. Then, the bigger the hook and stitches, the more drape you get too. I'd recommend finding a pattern you love the look of (including the drape!) and giving the recommended yarn a try. 🙂 I hope that helps!