Block #5 - enough to count on one hand! We've had some challenging blocks, and now we've got one that's a little more relaxing - and very pretty! 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 - THIS POST
April 2 & 16 & 30
May 14 & 28
June 11 & 25
July 9 & 23
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above are the originals, made with 3 colors each. This square is light and airy and fun! Here's the one I made, using all 6 of my colors:
Now for my notes!
- This square is great for beginners, with a full photo tutorial! Quick and satisfying! To print it, go to PrintFriendly.com and enter the pattern URL.
- My square ended up being 11.25" after the last round of the pattern, so I added one round of sc and that made it a perfect 12" square. 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: Rnds 1-4 Raspberry; Rnd 5 Mustsard; Rnd 6 Kelly Green; Rnd 7-8 Aqua; Rnd 9-10 Eggplant; Rnd 11 (and the extra row of sc to bring it to 12") White.
- If this one isn't to your taste, you can find a list of alternatives HERE.
Thanks so much for crocheting-along with me!
So simple and pretty! Great break from the previous block. Loved the way it turned out but may have to frogg out the last row came up too short, will redo with a bigger hook. Thank you so much for doing this again this year!
Hi Linda, so glad you liked it! As you may have read in my notes, I came up just a bit too short too, but adding a row of sc did the trick! 🙂
I hope it will look okay with the sc row. the weaving of it is so pretty.
Tamera, I LOVE your site & how easy it is to use the PRINT FRIENDLY to get what I need. However, I have found that the Squares that we must go to other sites to obtain are NOT as friendly. Getting Square 5 has exasperated me entirely. On that site, each time I click on "click here for pattern" I get sent to some ad. Is there any way you could just put the sqares directly on to your site?
Hi Ruth! I cannot due that, as it would be an illegal copyright violation. Did you go to Print Friendly and paste in the URL as I mentioned in the notes?
Ruth, go to it through Ravelry instead if you have difficulties with the website.
Tamara, I wish everyone was as good as you are at writing out patterns. I have found numerous mistakes in this one, or things that were unclear. Since I'm an experienced crocheter I figure things out as I go, but because of the way this one was written I'm sure a beginning crocheter would have a hard time following it. I appreciate the thoroughness & testing you do on your own designs. 🙂
I think that's why, although I do my best to test them, I don't catch every error myself - my brain reads the intent sometimes without reading the actual words. We're all human, and I make plenty of my own mistakes for sure! 🙂
Also, it looks like on her photos that she went down into the top of round 3 a the center of the heart with the 2nd color on round 5. I noticed that you did it as the instructions said. But it sure looks like the designer did it differently when taking their photos.
I feel the same way, and am confused on which way i should do it. i am thinking of going into the top of round 3 because i like the look of that more. I am glad i am not the only one who spotted it, i have been looking on the ravelry group and trying to see comments to see if anyone else mentioned it!
Thanks! I think i am going to go with the way pictures and not written out 🙂
Row 5 - Shouldn't the 2nd side also be "2" dc in the center of the heart, ch 2 1 sc in the "3rd" dc? I'm a bit confused.
Yes, just a typo. Always remember you're doing the same thing on every side when making a square. 🙂
Thank you so very much. This is the first time I do a CAL and follow slowly step by step. I was second guessing myself. So glad you are here for us. You are AWESOME!
😀 Thank you so much Carmen!
Thanks for the work you do on collecting these. I went to the alternatives and downloaded all except #1 (Eight-Pointed Flower) -- it is no longer free. Maybe you can talk with Julie Yeager and ask her to put it up for free for a bit of time. By-the-way, I have crocheted two of the cowls from your Craftsy class. I hope you do more Craftsy classes -- you are a VERY GOOD instructor.
Thank you so much Dona!! I hope so too! 😀
Julie was kind enough to keep a bunch of patterns free for us last year, so I can't ask her to do it again. But I do hope to get a new list of alternatives made for this year! 🙂
Hi Tamara! I have a question about this pattern also. On the last round, it calls for a ch 1 sp between each "vee". Is this correct? It's hard to tell from your pictures because the yarn is white. The ch 1 sp is making my block all wonky.
Oh I see my problem now!!
I'm glad you were able to do so! 🙂