I've been so excited for Block #5 - designed by one of my favorites, Polly Plum! This square is just stunning - full of texture and color and fun to crochet! Read on for all the details, and for the link to Block #5 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: THIS POST 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 Every Trick On The Hook
Above is the original, made in 8 colors of With Love. Below is my version, made in my 4 colors of With Love!
My Notes: This pattern features lots of different stitches, and is written so that you can change colors every row, or whenever you choose! There are lots of options, so read all the notes and instructions carefully.
I recommend using stitch markers in the corners as you crochet - it will help you keep track a little easier. Take your time, read through the instructions before you start, and go stitch by stitch.
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Crochet Abbreviations; Magic Circle; Post Stitches; Popcorn Stitch; Standing Single Crochet; Standing Hdc; Standing Dc; Invisible Finishing.
Sizing: My square was coming out a tiny bit big, so I made the last rnd with sc stitches instead of hdc.
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:
Rnd 1: Lilac
Rnd 2: Aubergine
Rnd 3: White
Rnd 4: Light Grey
Rnd 5: Lilac
Rnd 6: Aubergine
Rnd 7: White
Rnd 8: Light Grey
Rnd 9: Lilac
Rnd 10: Aubergine
Rnd 11: White
Rnd 12: Light Grey
Rnd 13: Lilac
Rnd 14: Aubergine
Rnd 15: White
Rnd 16: Light Grey
This square benefited from a moderate 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 #5!
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.
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Thanks so much for the wonderful info on this page. I’m new to the group & learning how it works. I was having trouble figuring out how to find the patterns to get started but with your explanations on this post I think I’m good. I am checking the email option below so that way I won’t miss an announcement. I’m a little behind so have a little catching up to do. I’ve been studying really hard for a coding certification exam coming up the end of this month so haven’t had the time I would like to crochet. I’m so looking forward to doing this cal with you all & can’t wait to get started. Just gotta get thru this test first. 🙏🏻 Would it be possible for you to email me the links for the pattern #1, #2, #3, & #4.? Figured I’ll be getting the rest each month via email. Thanks again for having such a great site & absolutely beautiful patterns. Figure I’ll be able to finally finish a blanket because of the monthly type work along schedule. Thanks again. Georgia
The links to the past squares are included in the post for each new square. 🙂
Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy the CAL! And good luck with your exams!
Hi I'm loving your patterns and excited to get started. I'm considered a beginner! I can't seem to be able to find pattern number 2 anywhere. Is it too late to print it? I am up to date to number 6.
Thank you so much for everything.
Hi Karen! All the past squares are linked above in the schedule! And here is a link: https://www.mooglyblog.com/cal-2020-2/ 🙂