Block #19 is here, and it's a jaw dropper! 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 - Colorburst Afghan Square
September 17 - THIS POST
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above is the original, using her 6 colors - so gorgeous! Here's the one I made, using all 6 of my colors:
Now for my notes!
- This pattern isn't super easy, but it isn't hard either - and it's so fun to watch it come together. I had to keep putting it down to admire it after every round! Checking the photo helps if you get stuck, too.
- My square came out a perfect 12", on the nose. 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: Color A: Raspberry; Color B: Mustard; Color C: White; Color D: Kelly Green; Color E: Aqua; Color F: Eggplant.
- 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!
This is gorgeous! Can't wait to add it to the blanket. I'm getting antsy to join, but want all of them done before I decide on placement.
😀 I'm so glad you like it Rachael!
Just finished this one and it did not disappoint! Like crochet candy. Thank you so much
I believe this is supposed to be Block #19, your post says Block #18.
Yes, I just fixed it. Thank you! 🙂
Thanks for the great square pattern. BTW it's listed as block #18 , I thought we were up to block #19.
Ah, I always forget to change that, thank you Lourdes!
OMG! I really love this one. Thanks for these amazing blocks; the final afghan is going to be beautiful
😀 There are some fantastic designers this year! I'm so glad you're enjoying them!
Tamara, when I use the invisible join, what happens to the stitch it makes in the next row? is it counted in place of the last stitch? is it skipped? I have trouble with my stitch count in the next row when I use it, although I love it as it is truly invisible joined Tjamls
When the stitch count matters, then sew through the second stitch of the round, rather than the first. Then the "false" stitch is worked into as if it's the first stitch of the round, and the stitch count remains the same. 🙂
I have been using invisible join in CAL # 19 I love the pattern, but was having that problem. thanks for you help. You are the best!!
😀 Glad to have helped!