Block #18 is here, and it's a fun one! Even if you haven't gotten started yet, there's still time to join in, as blocks work up fast, and you'll find links to all the previous posts for the CAL in the schedule below! 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 - Cupcake Celebration Square
August 6 - Lilies on the Water
August 20 - Esme's Winter Cottage
September 3 - THIS POST
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above is the original, using 9 colors - wow! Here's the one I made, using all 6 of my colors (it's not blurry in person, my camera did NOT want to cooperate in the current humidity!):
Now for my notes!
- This pattern is a fun and relaxing one to make! Be sure to read the cluster instructions through, and you'll be off and running. Instead of lots of short stripes, I went with bolder, thicker ones - I like both looks though!
- My square came out a perfect 12", though I had to eliminate the very last row to get just the right height. 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 - 4: Eggplant; Rnd 5 - 8: Aqua; Rnd 9 - 12: Kelly Green; Rnd 13 - 16: Mustard; Rnd 17 - 19: Raspberrry; Border: 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!
That is a spectacular square !,I may never get it done but I can admire It !n
So pretty! I think I'm going to join in the CAL after seeing all the beautiful squares! Perfect reason to get me more yarns ?
😀 I'm so glad you like it!
Me too - I have been watching the blocks come out..... now I am going to get a heap of yarn and do all the blocks - a good excuse to pour over some lovely yarns and colours - What a great project, thank you Tamara x
🙂 Thank you!