It’s time to kick off the MooglyCAL2019 with Block #1, courtesy of Jessie At Home! Read on for all the details on this year’s Crochet Along – and this beautiful first pattern!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Red Heart Yarns, Furls Crochet, and Chetnanigans.
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The 2019 Moogly CAL Schedule
Each number represents the date of that month that the square will be shared here on Moogly. After it’s release, the number will be replaced with a link to that square’s post on subsequent square’s posts.
JANUARY: THIS POST & 24
FEBRUARY: 7 & 21
MARCH: 7 & 21
APRIL: 4 & 18
MAY: 2 & 16 & 30
JUNE: 13 & 27
JULY: 11 & 25
AUGUST: 8 & 22
SEPTEMBER: 5 & 19
OCTOBER: 3 & 17 & 31
NOVEMBER: 14 & 27
Block #1: Striped Flower Garden
by Jessie At Home
Above is the original made in 5 colors! Below, you can see my version, made with my 4 colors!
My Notes: This pattern starts off with a fantastic 3D floral center (but not TOO 3D!) surrounded by modern stripes – a bit of interest, and a bit of relaxation! I really enjoyed planning out my color changes for this one!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Crochet Abbreviations; Standing Single Crochet; Standing Double Crochet
Sizing: This one was coming out a bit big for me, so I omitted the last two rounds and then it came out 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.
What I Did: I used a Furls US-J, 6.0 mm hook and Red Heart With Love, and my color scheme was as follows – Rnd 1 and 2: White; Rnd 3-6: Bluebell; Rnd 7: True Blue; Rnd 8: Navy; Rnd 9: White; Rnd 10: Bluebell; Rnd 11: White; Rnd 12: True Blue; Rnd 13: White; Rnd 14: Navy; Rnd 15: White; Rnd 16 and 17: Omitted for size.
This square benefited from a very mild blocking. To block this square, I used the wet blocking method and a Chetnanigans BlocksAll Ultra blocking board and Perfecting Strips.
The Link: CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #1!
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.
If you share your photos on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #mooglycal2019 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, Furls Crochet, and Chetnanigans for providing the materials for this crochet along.
Really excited to start this – my first CAL! 🙂
I am so very excited about this!!
Sorry I don’t think I can do this CAL because Jessie’s site does not permit friendly printing and it blocks part of the pattern.
Can you provide the pattern? That link for the printer friendly page does not have a link to the pattern. Its just this page again
Hi Kim! You need to click the link that says “CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #1!” to get the pattern. The Print Friendly link takes you to a tool to help you print it, if you need it, but it does not have the pattern itself. 🙂
She is right and when you try to print the ads get in the way so you can not print the whole pattern. Then it advise to go buy it. So don’t say the pattern is free when it makes it impossible to print.
If you use the PrintFriendly site as instructed, all you have to do to get rid of the ads is click on them. Please read through the tutorial linked above.
Hi Elizabeth! I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I just tested it with both the Chrome plugin and by putting the URL in at PrintFriendly.com and both worked fine for me. But there are still other options – the Clean Print plugin, as well as copying and pasting it into a doc, or taking a screen shot. 🙂
Yay finally won the battle against Jessie’s ads. I finally was able to print pattern with just two little glitches. Ready for the CAL.
I had so much fun doing my first ever CAL square. Thank you!
Im new at the CAL and would like know the best way to change colors.
Hi Barbara! Everyone has their favorite method, but personally, I like to use a seamless join to finish off each color, and then join the next color with a standing stitch when possible. But the way most patterns are written, you can choose to join with a slip stitch to finish off the first color and join the second, or to make the actual slip stitch with the new color and work with it from there.
Almost finished joining my 2018 CAL and can’t wait to start this year’s!! I’ve learned so much from doing these squares and have really enjoyed learning new stitches/techniques. Thank you (and your team) so much for putting these CAL’s together for us to participate in. I never knew I could do so much with yarn!
♥ Thank you so much!
I have completed the first square! So fun to do and only had to frog once! Is there somewhere we should post our work?
Yay, I’m so glad you liked it! You are welcome to share in the Facebook group – unfortunately, I don’t have the ability to host photos in the comments. 🙂
Please can anyone tell me where to get Red Heart yarn (and what name does it have here) with a variety of colours in the UK.
Or what might be a good substitute yarn?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Susan! I would recommend looking for a 12-ply yarn that you like! 🙂
Did anyone besides Tamara use variegated yarn in 2018? I’m doing my first CAL & using variegated yarn & am wondering if I can see more examples. I’m thinking I might use it for more than just the edging. Thanks.
Hi Lindsay! There were definitely a few – if you can take a look at the albums in the Facebook group, you should see some there! 🙂
Hi Tamara, thanku for Moogly Pattern no.1 I have tried your patterns before but like some others experienced problems with downloading etc. but I have just successfully saved as a PDF now I am ready to have another go without all
the frustrations dealing with my computer .
Hi Robyn! Thank you, I’m sorry for the trouble. For anyone else still struggling, be sure to check out the tutorial linked above right below the pattern link!
I’m so thankful you are still doing this!!! I did my first CAL with you in 2015! I have 2016’s over half done haha I’ve been saving every single one since then to do someday! Having a second kid totally slowed me down! BUT always so happy to see this is still going!
I am having some issues with Block One. Row 8 seems to to have more than 48 stitches when completed. What am I doing incorrectly? Thank you.
I would recommend asking on the designer’s page as she has the most insight, or checking with the Facebook group – someone else may have had the same issue! 🙂
Thank you. I will try both.
Is there any place to get the complete pattern, not just random blocks. I missed the beginning of this Cal, but I really would like to do it. It is just exasperating (forme,anyway)to only find random patterns for the blocks! I enjoy being a member, don’t get me wrong, but I need to see all of the pattern at the same time.
Hi Paula! You have a few options: you can get the full list of links on the last square: https://www.mooglyblog.com/cal-2019-24/ or you can see them all, plus the extras and supporting articles, on the Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/moogly/mooglycal2019/