MooglyCAL2021 Block 11 is a beautiful and textured square by ACCROchet! The Secret Handshake Block features a reversible stitch pattern with two unique looks. Read on for all the details, and for the link to Block #11 in this free year-long crochet along!
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The 2021 Moogly CAL Schedule
Each number represents the date of that month that the square will be shared here on Moogly. After its release, the number will be replaced with a link to that square’s post on subsequent square’s posts.
January Come Together and Quilt Ladies Square
February Resilience and Diagonal Chevrons
March Ternion Square and Guiding Light
April All Fool’s Day, Striped Hourglass Square, and Galaxy Flower Square
May Planet Earth Square and THIS POST
June 10 and 24
July 8 and 22
August 5 and 19
September 2, 16, and 30
October 14, and 28
November 11 and 24
Secret Handshake Block
by Julie Dejardins on ACCROchet
Above is her square, made in her 2 colors. Below is my square, in my 4 colors!
My Notes: This square features lots of colorwork possibilities – and enough texture to look beautiful in just one as well. I really love how it comes together! Be sure to read the instructions carefully – it’s not a difficult pattern, but you do need to pay attention. It might also be useful to use a pointier hook for some of these stitches!
Sizing: My square came out to size as written. 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.
Color A: Eggshell
Color B Rows 1 – 15: Celtic
Color B Rows 16 – 31: Tangerine
This square required minimal blocking! I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
PLEASE NOTE: The designers all hold 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.
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 it 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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