MooglyCAL2023 Block 8 is a light and lovely square by Stitch & Hustle! The All Lined Up Blanket Square is perfect for personalization! 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: THIS POST 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
All Lined Up Blanket Square
by Stitch & Hustle
Above you can see the squares that she made, featuring 3 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Michele's square is simple and charming, with lots of coloring possibilities! I chose to follow the original color layout, but I can't wait to see your variations. The texture is light and lovely, and this square is easy to adjust for size. There's also a handy chart!
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Foundation Single Crochet, Standing Single Crochet, and Seamless Finishing.
Sizing: My square came out small, so I ended up making a few adjustments. I worked Trim Rnd 3 as dc. Then I added a round of sc, hdc, and finally one more round of sc. 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):
Color A: Light Gray
Color B: Pewter
Color C: 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 #8
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And finally, here's a pin of MooglyCAL2023 - Block 8 for your own Pinterest boards!
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Is there a video tutorial on how to do this block?
Not currently, but I can make one if needed! Can you tell me what part is tripping you up?
Gina P Kuchan
I need help on what is an anchoring stitch. i have searched online and i cant find a clear answer.
Hi Gina! It's generally just a slip stitch to "anchor" or attach a new color, to begin a new round or row.