We’re at the halfway point for 2015 – Block #12! But there’s still time to join in, as blocks work up fast! If this is the first you’ve heard of the 2015 Moogly Afghan CAL, please CLICK HERE to read how it works! In summary, every 2 weeks I’ll share a new free 12″ crochet block pattern, and we’ll all make them together. All the patterns will be free all year long, and we’ll get to visit a variety of fantastic crochet blogs along the way!
Once again, I’d like to thank Elke Wellens who is providing Dutch translations to all the designers – if you speak Dutch, check out the Dutch speaking Moogly CAL Facebook group! And a big thank you to allatti2d, Angela2011, HelenJE, and Patricia-R-S, who are moderating the Ravelry group for the 2015 Moogly CAL! Click either of those links to check the groups out! The Ravelry group is a BIG source of help if you need it!
The post for each of the blocks will go live here on Moogly at 10am Central time on their specified date. Click the links in the schedule to catch up on past blocks!
The 2015 Moogly CAL Schedule
January 8 – Tamara’s Kismet Square
January 22 – Starburst Square
February 5 – Windmill Square
February 19 – Family Square
March 5 – Unbroken Hearts
March 19 – Solstice Sun Rising
April 2 – Pinwheel Afghan Square
April 16 – Springtime Lily Pond Square
April 30 – Spring Burst
May 14 – Whimsical Penelope’s Merry Go Round
May 28 – Never Ending Wildflower
June 11 – THIS POST
July 9 & 23
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above is the original, made in several shades of purple – gorgeous! I love the ombre look of it. Here’s the one I made, using all 6 of my colors:
Now for my notes!
- To print the pattern for free, go to PrintFriendly.com and enter the URL of the pattern page to create a printable and downloadable copy.
- This pattern is really well written, but that said – it is rated experienced. There are lots of tutorials linked at the beginning of the pattern, and plenty of photos to help as you go, so I think most people will make it without trouble!
- I came up short of 12″ – I am a tight crocheter, I’ve learned! So I made Rounds 14 and 15 in dc instead of hdc/sc, and added a Round 16 in sc, like the original instructions for Round 15.. But everyone is different so be sure to measure as you go! Learn more about adjusting for size HERE. Remember that the 12″ is measured across and up and down – not diagonally corner to corner.
- I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and my color order was as follows: Rnd 1-2: White; Rnd 3-4: Raspberry; Rnd 5-6: Mustard; Rnd 7-8: Kelly Green; Rnd 9-10: Aqua; Rnd 11-12: Eggplant; Rnd 13-14: Raspberry; Rnd 15-16(added): White.
- If this one isn’t to your taste, you can find a list of alternatives HERE, and another, newer list of alternatives HERE!
Thanks so much for crocheting-along with me!
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Oh now this looks interesting. Can’t wait to get started!
😀 It was fun to make for sure!
😀 I’m glad you like it!
very nice variation of the traditional granny squares. i will get ideas from these. thanks.
I’m behind, so it may be a few weeks before I get to this, but looks interesting for sure! 🙂
Just gorgeous! Will share to get the word out.
This is the first “granny square” that has even remotely interested me! I may have to break down and try this. 🙂
It’s a fun one!