MooglyCAL2023 Block 13 is a unique and clever design by the Cocky Crocheter! The Golden Braid Square is worked diagonally, with tons of color possibilities! 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 In The Middle Square
June: Shapeshifter Square and THIS POST
July: 6 and 20
August: 3, 17, and 31
September: 14 and 28
October: 12 and 26
November: 9 and 22
Golden Braid Square
by Cocky Crocheter
Above you can see the square that he made, featuring 2 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Kelly is a newer designer that I had the pleasure to meet at the Crochet Guild of America conference in 2022. I was impressed with his cable work, and I'm excited he decided to show it off in his square for the crochet along! There's a video tutorial to help and the pattern is really well written. As always, be sure to read all the Notes before you begin - there's a lot of super-important info there!
Sizing: My square was coming out a bit small, so I did an extra single crochet Border Rnd in White. 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.
Setup and Row 1: Light Gray
Rows 2 - 32: Light Gray and Pewter; CC: White
Row 33: Pewter
Border: Light Gray and Pewter
Extra Border Rnd: White
This square required mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
Update: So sorry for the delay, the links are now working!
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And finally, here's a pin of MooglyCAL2023 - Block 13 for your own Pinterest boards!
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