MooglyCAL2022 Block #21 is a light and lovely center-out square, by Andee Graves of Mamas2Hands! The Floating Star Afghan Square is quick, entertaining, and sure to please. 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 Layered Cake Square and Darla’s Daisy
February Heart Filled Square and Expectation Square
March Echo Square, Rocky Mountain Spiral, and Zinnia Blossom
April Elizabeth Rose and Albertine Crochet Square
May Flower Square and No Place Like Home
June Queenie Square and Celtic Woven Square
July Mayanna Square and Acapulco Square
August Pathways Square and Farewell Square
September Boxed In Granny, Flower Granny Square, and Convergence Square
October THIS POST, and 27
November 10 and 23
Floating Star Afghan Square
Above is her square, in 3 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 6 colors!
My Notes: The Floating Star Afghan Square is a well-written square, with some great tips and a full abbreviation list included. As always, be sure to read everything before you begin! Rnd 8, in particular, might have you second-guessing the pattern (or maybe it was just me)… but trust it! It all works out! And the result is a lovely crochet block.
I did make one small change and add an extra ch at the corners of the final round, because I know that works best with my preferred joining method. However, I neglected to pin out my picots when blocking – you can see the difference between the squares!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Chainless Starting Double Crochet in the Magic Ring, Chainless Starting Double Crochet, Picots, and Seamless Finishing.
Sizing: I got to 12 inches as written, but everyone’s gauge is 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.
Rnds 1 – 3: Tangerine
Rnds 4 and 5: Cornsilk
Rnds 6 and 7: Lettuce
Rnds 8 and 9: Iced Aqua
Rnds 10 and 11: White
Rnds 12 – 14: Pewter
This square required very mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
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