MooglyCAL2020 has officially begun! Kicking things off with the very first square of the year, it's Carolyn Christmas from Pink Mambo - and she's created a gorgeous floral design! Read on for the details, and for the link to Block #1 in this free year-long crochet along!
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The 2020 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 and 23
February: 6 and 20
March: 5 and 19
April: 2, 16, and 30
May: 14 and 28
June: 11 and 25
July: 9 and 23
August: 6 and 20
September: 3 and 17
October: 1, 15, and 29
November: 12 and 25
Flower Power Square
by Pink Mambo
Above is the original, made in 3 colors of With Love Metallic. Below is my version, made in my 4 colors of With Love!
My Notes: I was so excited to get Carolyn on this year's CAL! Carolyn is a fantastic crochet designer, and she creates gorgeous squares. Her contribution, the Flower Power Square, is bold, colorful, textured, solid, graphic, and floral all at the same time!
The instructions for the Flower Power Square are easy to follow, and very well written. Be sure to read her notes including the one between Rnds 14 and 15! I did take the liberty of starting my square with a Magic Circle rather than the ch-5 ring, and using the Chainless Starting Double Crochet in place of ch-3 starts.
Sizing: My square came to 12" exactly as written. But remember, 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.
Rnd 1: Lilac
Rnd 2 and 3: Aubergine
Rnd 4 and 5: White
Rnd 6 and 7: Lilac
Rnd 8 - 10: Aubergine
Rnd 11 and 12: White
Rnd 13 - 16: Light Grey
PLEASE NOTE: The designers all hold the individual copyrights for their patterns. They may choose to make videos of their patterns, and you can certainly request them from the designers. In addition, there are videos linked in the notes for specific stitches and techniques that may help you with the pattern. But making full tutorial videos for other people's patterns is a violation of copyright so ONLY the pattern designer can do so.
To print or download the pattern for free you can use the Print Friendly button if provided on the site or CLICK HERE for PrintFriendly.com and enter the pattern URL there. If you need help with Print Friendly, please see the tutorial here. Or you can copy and paste to a word style document. Alternatively, if you are on a mobile device or tablet, you can bookmark the live page (which always guarantees you'll see the latest version) or take screenshots.
Show Off Your Squares!
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