MooglyCAL2023 Block 6 is a lovely, floral, center-out square, courtesy of Hooked For Life Publishing! The Framed Carnation Square features tons of texture, and lots of color opportunities! 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, THIS POST, 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
Framed Carnation Square
by Hooked For Life Publishing
Above you can see the squares that she made, featuring 3 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Mary Beth's square is 3D without being weighty or thick - the light and loopy flower jumps right up at you! I love the combination of floral and geometric found here. As always, I know the variety of squares you all will make with this pattern will be amazing! Mary Beth's pattern is easy to follow, and a joy to make. I made one little change myself, switching the color changes for the crab stitch rows - and I used twisted single crochet instead!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Magic Circle, Standing Single Crochet, Standing Double Crochet, Front Loop Only and Back Loop Only, Chainless Starting Double Crochet, Crab Stitch, Twisted 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.
Rnds 1 - 7: White
Rnds 8 - 11: Light Gray
Rnds 12 - 15: Pewter
Rnds 16 and 17: White
This square required mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.
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And finally, here's a pin of MooglyCAL2023 - Block 6 for your own Pinterest boards!
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