Up next at number 8 in the MooglyCAL2019 is the Strawberry Blossom Afghan Square by Julie Yeager! Julie is known for her gorgeous squares, so it’s always exciting to get to make one of her designs – including 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: Farmhouse Square & THIS POST
MAY: 2 & 16 & 30
JUNE: 13 & 27
JULY: 11 & 25
AUGUST: 8 & 22
SEPTEMBER: 5 & 19
OCTOBER: 3 & 17 & 31
NOVEMBER: 14 & 27
Strawberry Blossom Afghan Square
by Julie Yeager Designs
Above is the original made in 3 colors! Below, you can see my version, made with my 4 colors!
My Notes: This pattern is extremely well written and easy to follow, though the skills are more intermediate. Be sure to read through the special stitch abbreviations for this pattern, there are quite a few! The only change I made (other than for size) was using Twisted Single Crochet in place of the Crab Stitch – same look but easier! I’ve linked tutorials for both below.
Sizing: My square was coming out just a little bit big, so I worked the very last round as hdc instead of dc and that did the trick. But 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: Rnd 1: Navy; Rnd 2 and 3: Bluebell; Rnd 4 and 5: True Blue; Rnd 6: Navy; Rnd 7-11: White; Rnd 12: Bluebell; Rnd 13: True Blue; Rnd 14 and 15: Navy; Rnd 16: White.
The Link: CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #8!
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