MooglyCAL2021 Block 8 is a cabled and striped square... by me! The Striped Hourglass Square features one of my favorite stitch patterns, worked in a new way. Read on for all the details, and for the link to Block #8 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, THIS POST, and 29
May 13 and 27
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
Striped Hourglass Square
by Tamara Kelly on Moogly
My Notes: This square features cables and colorwork - and I've included alternate instructions for those who prefer a solid color! The last few rounds are easy to adjust so you get just the right size.
Sizing: 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: Lettuce
Color B: Celtic
Color C: Tangerine
Color D: Eggshell
This square required minimal blocking! I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS STITCH PATTERN - Please note that in this video, you carry your contrast color up the sides. In the square pattern, you cut your contrast color (B-D) after every row (unless working in just one or two colors).
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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