Hold onto your hooks - it's block #6, and that means this year's crochet along is already one quarter done! Say whaaat!? Time flies when you are crocheting exciting and unique crochet squares, and this one is no exception - square #6 in the 2018 Moogly Crochet Along is a wonderful study in tapestry and plaid - and courtesy of Hooked For Life!
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The 2018 Moogly CAL Schedule
JANUARY: Flower Burst
FEBRUARY: Gretchen & Clown Car
MARCH: Crocodile Dahlia & Doubles and Stripes & THIS POST
APRIL: 12 & 26
MAY: 10 & 24
JUNE: 7 & 21
JULY: 5 & 19
AUGUST: 2 & 16 & 30
SEPTEMBER: 13 & 27
OCTOBER: 11 & 25
NOVEMBER: 8 & 21
Block #6: Purple Plaid Square by Hooked For Life! (link below)
Above is the original made in 4 colors! Below, you can see my version, made with my 6 colors!
This pattern is free - CLICK HERE! 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 is made of almost only single crochet - the excitement is in the color changes! This one takes a little bit of planning for your colors before you begin, but will look amazing in the finishing blanket - you can see a sneak peek of that in the pattern too! I recommend using butterfly bobbins to keep the multiple colors going and under control. I also recommend working 29 sts along the sides in the first round of edging - this means skipping 7 rows as you work.
Techniques and tutorials you might find helpful: Crochet Abbreviations; Changing Colors; Surface Crochet; Butterfly Bobbins; you might like to see how I change colors in this blanket for a few ideas too - Houndstooth Squares.
My square was about 1" small, so adding one round of hdc brought it 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 – Color A: Tigerlily; Color B: Lettuce; Color C: Iced Aqua; Color D: Hot Pink; Surface Detail: Holly Berry; Edging: Fruit Punch.
This square benefited from a gentle 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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