The blocks start coming and they don't stop coming - it's time for MooglyCAL2020 Block #2! This one has been designed for us by the current President of the Crochet Guild of America, and a great designer - Linda Dean! Read on for the details, and for the link to Block #2 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 THIS POST
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
by Linda Dean
Above is the original, made in 5 colors of With Love. Below is my version, made in my 4 colors of With Love!
My Notes: This pattern looks intimidating, but it's not too hard at all! That said, as always, be sure to read through the pattern descriptions, notes, and special stitches before you begin!
The instructions for the Moorish Tiles square are well written, but due to the complexity of the pattern I recommend printing it off if you can. For this pattern you want to follow the starting directions rather than starting with a Magic Circle - you'll need the space in the circle later. However, I did take the liberty of using a Standing Double Crochet and ch 2 in place of the ch 5 that begins some rounds.
I also would ask you to pay particular attention when making the large decrease stitches. Note which loop is actually the top of that stitch, and use stitch markers if needed to mark each one. Many crocheters make the mistake of thinking the chain right after the decrease is the actual decrease stitch, but this will keep you from making the same error.
Sizing: My square was coming out a bit small, so I added an extra round to bring it 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.
Rnd 1: Aubergine
Rnd 2: Lilac
Rnd 3 and 4: Light Grey
Rnd 5: White
Rnd 6 and 7: Aubergine
Rnd 8: Light Grey
Rnd 9 and 10: Lilac
Rnd 11: White
Rnd 12 and 13: Light Grey
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