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MooglyCAL2023 Block 2 is an intricate and beautiful square by Linda Dean Crochet! Jan's Joy-full Jamboree Block is a stunning exploration of crochet. Get all the details for this free crochet along, as well as the free pattern link below!
Just getting started with the Moogly Crochet Along? CLICK HERE for the intro info!
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Like to see all the squares visually, all at once? CLICK HERE for the Pinterest Board!
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: That 70s Square and THIS POST
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
Jan's Joy-full Jamboree Block
by Linda Dean Crochet
Above is her square, in her 4 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Linda has created a gorgeous and delicate square with beautiful stitching. But don't let it intimidate you! I do recommend you print out the pattern and use a bookmark or another piece of paper to go line by line - particularly on Rnds 8 and 9. Remember that this square is symmetrical, meaning each side is the same, and the end of each side is the same.
I did get a first draft of this pattern, so mine is ever so slightly different than Linda's - but I think they're both beautiful!
Need Video Help? I will be going live on YouTube on January 26th at approximately 11:30am CT to answer questions on this pattern, with the designer's permission!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Standing Single Crochet, Standing Double Crochet, Chainless Starting Treble Crochet, Post Stitches, Standing Post Stitches, Back Loop Only/Front Loop Only, and Seamless Finishing.
Sizing: My square came out to size on the sides, so I used blocking to bring out the corners, making the square 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.
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: White
Rnd 2: Light Gray
Rnds 3 and 4: Pewter
Rnd 5: White
Rnds 6 and 7: Light Gray
Rnd 8: Pewter
Rnd 9: White
Rnd 10: Light Gray
Rnd 11: Pewter
Rnd 12: White
This square required moderate blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN AND PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR BLOCK #2
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 #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 2 for your own Pinterest boards!
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I love your colors. Just so pretty. It looks intimidating , but I know those kind aren't really as hard to do as they look.i know all the stitches. Just got to focus when doing . Thank you for sharing.
Just take it one step at a time! ♥
I would love to join this CAL! I'm usually knitting but I like to take a break from it every now and then to crochet. And I live the colours you've chosen. 🥰
So fun to see in the shades of gray!