MooglyCAL2023 Block 11 is a simple yet fascinating square by Oombawka Design! The In The Middle Square is graphic, bold, and every color choice makes it unique! 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 squares' posts.
January: That 70s Square and Jan's Joy-full Jamboree Block
February: Garden Gables and Bluebell Afghan Square
March: Granny Around the Block, Framed Carnation Square, and Framed Tidal Moon Square
April: All Lined Up Blanket Square and Fairy Wings Square
May: Celtic Blanket Square and THIS POST
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
In The Middle Square
by Oombawka Design
Above you can see the square that she made, featuring 4 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Rhondda has created a wonderful design, perfect for accommodating everyone's gauge! The stitches are great for beginners, and the effect is pleasing to all. There's a video tutorial to help and lots of great pictures, as well as a chart. Be sure to read all the Notes before you begin - there's a lot of super important info there!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Back Loop Only and Front Loop Only, Treble Crochet, Standing Single Crochet, and Seamless Finishing.
Sizing: My square was coming out a bit large, so I skipped Rnds 19 and 20. 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.
What I Did: I used a Susan Bates US-J, 6.0 mm Twist and Lock hook, and Red Heart With Love, and my color scheme was as follows (see pics for more info on placement):
Rnd 1 and 2: Light Gray
Rnd 3 and all Color B (odd) Rnds: White
Rnd 4: Pewter
Rnd 6: Light Gray
Rnd 8: Pewter
Rnd 10: Light Gray
Rnd 12: Pewter
Rnd 14: Light Gray
Rnd 16: Pewter
Rnd 18: Light Gray
This square required mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #11 AND THE VIDEO TUTORIAL
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.
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I’d like to sign up. I don’t really do A lot of Facebook due to work. But I like what I see. And I want to do one in blues.
Yay! No need for Facebook, you can follow along here! 🙂
This block is so cool! It would be a gorgeous full sized blanket if you just expanded it.
Yes, absolutely! 😀
So many neat little details in this square!