MooglyCAL2023 Block 1 is a groovy, out-of-sight, retro square by Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home! That 70's Square is just full of good vibes. Get all the details for this free crochet along, as well as the free pattern link below!
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The 2023 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 19
February: 2 and 16
March: 2, 16, and 30
April: 13, and 27
May: 11 and 25
June: 8 and 22
July: 6 and 20
August: 3, 17, and 31
September: 14 and 28
October: 12 and 26
November: 9 and 22
That 70's Square
by Jessie At Home
Above is her square, in her 3 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Jessie has designed a bold, graphic, and fun square with a great retro mod look! The stitches are simple but clever, and I love the way the outline of the flower is stitched. There are lots of photos and a video tutorial to help you along, as well as well-written instructions.
Sizing: My square was a bit big - I hit 12" after Rnd 7 so stopped there. 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.
IF Rnd 1: Pewter
IF Rnd 2 - 6: White
IF Rnd 7: Pewter
OS Rnd 1 - 6: Light Gray
OS Rnd 7: White
OS Rnd 8: Skipped for size
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 this one does!), 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 #mooglycal2023 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 of MooglyCAL2023 - Block 1 for your own Pinterest boards!
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