What an exciting set of squares we're getting this year! MooglyCAL2020 Block #12 is another very unique square, by Elena Hunt of Beatrice Ryan Designs! This square features a fun off-kilter center, lots of color play, and an easy to adjust border. Read on for all the details, and for the link to Block #12 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: Flower Power Square and Moorish Tiles
February: Bright Star and Triple Textures
March: Nadine and Lotus In Bloom
April: Blooming With Hope, Waves and Stripes, Spiral Rings
May: Twists and Turns and Framed Herringbone
June: THIS POST and 25
July: 9 and 23
August: 6 and 20
September: 3 and 17
October: 1, 15, and 29
November: 12 and 25
Eye of the Storm Square
by Beatrice Ryan Designs
Above is the original, made in 6 colors of With Love. Below is my version, made in my 4 colors of With Love!
My Notes: This block has lots of twists and turns - be sure to read all the tips before you begin crocheting!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Crochet Abbreviations; Join with sc; Join with dc; FLO/BLO; sc2tog (dec); Invisible Finishing, Working into the Edge.
Sizing: My square was coming out a bit big. So I skipped Rnd 5 of the border, and that got me right to 12".
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.
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:
Rnds 1 - 2: White
Rnd 3: Lilac
Rnd 4: Aubergine
Rnd 5: Light Gray
Rnd 6: Lilac
Rnd 7: Aubergine
Rows 8 - 18: Light Gray
Rows 19 - 21: Lilac
Rows 22 - 23: White
Edging Rnds 1 - 2: Aubergine
Edging Rnd 3: White
Edging Rnd 4: Lilac
Edging Rnd 5: skipped
Edging Rnd 6: Light Gray
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.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #12!
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Wow - I LOVE this one! Too bad I'm not making a blanket. I wonder how this would look with alternating plain squares. Might have to try it!
You could just make a couple for a pillow or simple bag too! 🙂