MooglyCAL2022 kicks off our 8th year of crocheting along together! And we couldn't ask for a better start than this graphic and bold square from Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home. This lovely block features big blocks of color, post stitches, and tons of texture. Get all the details for this free crochet along, as well as the free pattern link below!
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The 2022 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 THIS POST and 20
February 3 and 17
March 3, 17, and 31
April 14, and 28
May 12 and 26
June 9 and 23
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
September 1, 15, and 29
October 13, and 27
November 10 and 23
Layered Cake Square
by Jessie At Home
Above is her square, made in her 3 colors! Below is my square, in my 6 colors!
My Notes: Our first pattern of the year is perfect for the beginning - and beginner crocheters! Post stitches and twisted stitches add texture, while the color choices will make each square unique. This pattern is very well written, and there's a video tutorial too!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Crochet Abbreviations; Standing Double Crochet; CSDC; Front Post Stitches; Twisted Single Crochet.
Sizing: My square was coming out a bit big, so I skipped Rnd 11 and worked Rnd 12 with sc sts instead of dc, and that got me right to size. 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.
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 1-2: Pewter
Rnd 3-4: White
Rnd 5-7: Tigerlily
Rnd 8-9: Cornsilk
Rnd 10 and 12 (skipped 11 for size): Lettuce
Rnd 13-14: Iced Aqua
Rnd 15-16: Pewter
This square required a very mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN AND VIDEO FOR BLOCK #1!
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.
Show Off Your Squares!
If you share your photos on social media, be sure to use the hashtags #mooglycal2022 and #yarnspo and tag me @mooglyblog so I can see them too! And don't forget to share them in the MooglyCAL Facebook Group! Thank you all for CAL-ing with me!
And finally, here's a pin for your own Pinterest boards!
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Yes, please send me reminders. Thank you
Yes please, I would appreciate reminders!.🙂
I’m looking forward to this CAL and also to the reminders! Thank you!
Please send me reminders. Also today is Jan 20th and I didn't see block #2. Did I miss it? Or is something technical going on that it didn't post? Thanks
Lol I just realized today is the 19th and not the 20th. I'm just can't wait for the next Square to post! LOL
Please notify me about new blocks for 2022 stitch along
Tamara, If you left out row 11 on the square doesnt that mess up the count for the outside row to connect to the other squares? I understand why you dropped the 1 row cause I too am finding my square #1 too large and I even went down a hook size to start with and it's still too big. But again won't the count be off on the outside edge due to the missing row?
The squares will not have the same stitch count, so most people use joining methods that are more flexible. 🙂
Okay, that certainly makes sense. Thank you 😊