Block #15 - almost ⅔ done! Even if you haven't gotten started yet, 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 - Criss Cross Applesauce
June 25 - Granny's Shining Star
July 9 - Tamara 12" Square
July 23 - THIS POST
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above is the original, made in 5 colors, so fun! Happy Birthday to the designer, Jenny - and to the translator Elke!! Such a great month for this square. 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 use the pattern URL to create a printable copy. Please note that the pattern is one two, tabbed pages.
- This pattern is very well written, and easy to follow. And there are lots of photos to help you out! I did do the "cherries" a little differently - I used just a single strand, making it easier to hide in back, and I sewed around the stitch 6 times to create nice bold pops of color. I also omitted the optional center applique because I wanted to square to look the same from every side.
- My square was coming out too big! So I dropped Rounds 14 and 15, and ended with Round 13 as written. 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 1-3: Eggplant; Rnd 4: Kelly Green; Rnd 5: Aqua; Rnd 6: Eggplant; Rnd 7-8: White; Rnd 9: Eggplant; Rnd 10: Mustard; Rnd 11: Raspberry; Rnd 12: Eggplant; Rnd 13: White; Cherries: Raspberry and Aqua as shown.
- 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!
Please can you do a video.
Unfortunately, I cannot, as it's not my pattern. But you can request one from the designer! 🙂
thanks this looks great
😀 I'm glad you like it Joanne!
oh i love that square. i'm still learning to crochet but would love to join in on a crochet along 🙂
😀 I'm glad you like Adri! Join in wherever you're comfortable!
That is hands down the cutest granny square I've ever seen!
I agree! 😀
Amazing square with these cupcakes in it. Thanks for this pattern.
Have a great weekend, Margaret
Hi, I'm Ola and I'm crocheter from Poland. I wrote about your CAL on my blog - http://zahaczona.blogspot.com/2015/07/zahaczone-inspiracje-zrobmy-sobie-pled.html, explainig what exactly CAL is and showing some of recently published blocks, of course with all links 🙂 I hope that some other polish crocheters'll find your blog and join your fantastic project!
😀 Thank you so much OLa! Dziękuję!
Fun square! Cute cupcakes! Whats not to like? Thank you for this block.
Hi Tamara, your CAL has given me so much more confidence with my crocheting which I only learnt my googly 2 years ago now since my mother got terminal cancer, Have you any ideas on how you are going to join this together as I thought I could start stitching them together.
I have also got involved in the Sophies Universe pattern, but if it had not been for you and your wonderful little patterns I would never in a million years given it a go. Thanks for your wonderful blog and keep up the good work, it's a lovely surprise every two weeks to see another special square that you have selected.
Thanks Regards Roxane (Surfers Paradise - Australia)
Thank you so much Roxane!! ♥ I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Crochet has a wonderful way of getting us through impossible moments, one stitch at a time.
There are lots of ways to join squares, and to be honest, I'm not completely decided which method I'll use this year. But I did put together a list of options HERE - you can pick your own favorite!
Thanks Tamara very much appreciated love the new block 16 and than you for your very kind words. Crocheting has been very cathartic for me - my husband and kids think I have turned into a granny but it takes me to another place and wonderment that I can make such beautiful things with a little hook I think I will wait to see how you finish yours off thank you again