MooglyCAL2023 Block 9 is a dramatic and elegant square by Every Trick on the Hook! The Fairy Wings Square is clever and exciting! 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 THIS POST
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
Fairy Wings Square
by Every Trick on the Hook
Above you can see the squares that she made, featuring 4 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!
My Notes: Polly Plum is one of my favorite squares designers, and this pattern is another beautifully written example! Yes, there are lots of wonderful special stitches - but she's also including a video tutorial. That said, the instructions are very well written, and include instructions so you change colors in almost every row.
Helpful Links and Tutorials: Magic Circle, Chainless Starting Double Crochet, Picot, Popcorn, Extended Double Crochet, Post Stitches, Standing Single Crochet, Standing Double Crochet, 3rd Loop in Hdc, and Seamless Finishing.
Sizing: My square came out to the right size 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: Light Gray
Rnds 2 - 6: White
Rnd 7: Light Gray
Rnd 8: Pewter
Rnd 9: Light Gray
Rnd 10: Pewter
Rnds 11 - 13: 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 #9 AND THE VIDEO TUTORIAL
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.
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Such a beautiful block. It amazes me of the great talents God has given .
It is a gorgeous one! ♥
This was fun but challenging! I had to frog several times and I still have trouble counting stitches and where and how you stitch into them! I'm getting better. having the loop on the hook still can confuse me. Your tip the other day helped a lot and I am getting better. It may be just me but once I figured out how many stitched between the "wing edges" it was much easier than using the stitch markers. Just something to think about when giving directions. I love how this turned out. It isn't perfect but I love it. Thanks for the CAL. I am learning so much doing these blocks.