MooglyCAL2023 Block 5 is a bright and beautiful striped concoction, courtesy of Snappy Tots! The Granny Around The Block square is so ready for your customization and color inspiration! 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: THIS POST, 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
Granny Around The Block
by Snappy Tots
Above you can see two squares that she made, each featuring 3 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: I love the variety of squares we get every year, and am pleased to have our first one worked in rows for this year! Heidi’s designs are always fun and colorful, and with just three colors she’s pulled it off again! This pattern is quick and relaxing, and I love the stitch pattern. I did make one small change – I added a ch 2 at each corner of the final round because I know that it will work better with my planned joining method.
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Foundation Half Double Crochet, Standing Half Double Crochet, Standing Single Crochet, and Seamless Finishing.
Sizing: My square came to 12″ 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):
Row 1 – 2: Light Gray
Row 3 – 4: Pewter
Row 5 – 6: White
Row 7 – 8:Light Gray
Row 9 – 10: Pewter
Row 11 – 12: White
Row 13 – 14: Light Gray
Row 15 – 16: Pewter
Row 17 – 18: White
Row 19 – 20: Light Gray
Row 21 – 22: Pewter
Rnd 1: White
Rnd 2: Light Gray
Rnd 3: Pewter
Rnd 4: White
This square required mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN FOR BLOCK #5
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And finally, here’s a pin of MooglyCAL2023 – Block 5 for your own Pinterest boards!
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For some reason when I click the link for the pattern it takes me to a blank page. I tried going straight to Snappy-tots, but got the same thing. Is anyone else having trouble getting the page or their website to come up? All the other links on your page works????
How strange! It’s possible her site was in maintenance mode or something right when you were looking. Is the problem still happening now? I was just on her site this morning and it seemed to be working fine.