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!