Kicking off the second quarter of the MooglyCAL2019 is the Farmhouse Square by Snappy Tots! Heidi is known for her bright, fun use of color - and you can definitely see that in this free crochet block pattern!
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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: Striped Flower Garden & Festive Julie Ann
FEBRUARY: Persephone Square & Pinwheel Block
MARCH: Spring Dance Garden Flower & Parapet Block
APRIL: THIS POST & 18
MAY: 2 & 16 & 30
JUNE: 13 & 27
JULY: 11 & 25
AUGUST: 8 & 22
SEPTEMBER: 5 & 19
OCTOBER: 3 & 17 & 31
NOVEMBER: 14 & 27
Farmhouse Square by Snappy Tots
Above is the original made in 6 colors! Below, you can see my version, made with my 4 colors!
My Notes: This pattern is well written and easy to follow. The ch 2 that begins Rows 2 through 18 does not count as a stitch, and I recommend using a stitch marker in the first st of each row to help you keep your stitch count. I have lots of notes on sizing - be sure to read that section below! I prefer to start rows of hdc with a ch 1, so that's what I did, so you can do whichever you like best.
Sizing: Like all squares that are begun in rows rather than in the round, you'll need to pay a bit more attention to sizing. Be sure to measure after the first couple of rows - at that point, it should be between 7.5-8" wide.
After Row 18, my square was 9.5" wide, but a only about 9" in height, but that was an easy fix. For Round 19, I simply worked hdc sts on the top and bottom of the square, and sc sts on the side - you can adjust your stitch size as needed if you end up in the same situation, putting the taller stitches where you need more and shorter stitches where you need less.
After Round 19 my block was indeed square, but it was oversized, so I switched to sc in Row 21, and skipped Row 23 completely, and that got me right to 12".
Everyone's gauge and tension level are different so be sure to measure as you go. 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: Row 1 and 2: White; Row 3 and 4: Navy; Row 5 and 6: True Blue; Row 7 and 8: Bluebell; Row 9 and 10: White; Row 11 and 12: Bluebell; Row 13 and 14: True Blue; Row 15 and 16: Navy; Row 17 and 18, and Rnd 19: White; Rnd 20 and 21: True Blue; Rnd 22: Navy; Rnd 23 (skipped); Rnd 24: White.
The Link: CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #7!
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