Sailing in on cloud 9… It’s the last square for April! 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 – THIS POST
May 14 & 28
June 11 & 25
July 9 & 23
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17
October 1 & 15 & 29
November 12 & 25
Above is the original, made in 5 colors! This square is delightfully 3D, and includes lots of photos along the way to help! Here’s the one I made, using all 6 of my colors. Unblocked, as I just finished it up last night!
Now for my notes!
- This pattern keeps it interesting, and is a lot of fun to make! There are several printing options (including free!) at the bottom of the pattern.
- One of the things I love about this pattern is that the last few rows are the same – perfect for making sure you get the look AND the right measurement. I got to 12″ on the nose after Round 17, so I just stopped there. 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 4-5: Aqua; Rnd 6-7: White; Rnd 8: Kelly Green; Rnd 9: White; Rnd 10: Kelly Green; Rnd 11: Mustard; Rnd 12: White; Rnd 13: Mustard; Rnd 14: Raspberry; Rnd 15: White; Rnd 16: Raspberry; Rnd 17: White (Rnd 18-19 not used).
- If this one isn’t to your taste, you can find a list of alternatives HERE.
Thanks so much for crocheting-along with me!
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Absolutely gorgeous!!! i am looking forward to catching up so i can do this square! This is a block to stash in the favorites for future use too 🙂
😀 I’m so glad you like it!
I love it!!! it”s so beautiful 🙂
This is a keeper! Just beautiful and the pattern looks like it will be a fun challenge! Thanks again for another great block!
Hi Tamara absolutely in love with the squares specially the 9th one want to start making them as soon as I reach the latest round of sophie thankyou for the beautiful patterns
😀 I’m so glad you do!
I just love this one!! Can’t wait to work on it!
😀 I’m so glad to hear it! The flower in the middle is so fun!
this is the best block yet. My flower was easy, and turned out perfectly. I am almost done with the block.
😀 I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!
I love this pattern thank you so much
Can I post a photo of mine? If so where?
I love this block! However, for some reason I am having trouble in the corners on round 12… I feel like I am just making 3 DC2TOG? the “V-Cluster” is kind of confusing to me…
Yes, I believe that’s a good way of putting it – 3 dc3togs in the corner. 🙂
I stopped receiving these after the beginning of April. I have found them today by using Google. Please can I be put back on the list. I have done 9 squares and have been repeating some to keep my tally up.
Hi June! I don’t send out a dedicated CAL email, but you can sign up for the newsletter if you like, which always has the link to the latest block in it. The sign up is at the top of the page! 🙂
Got to round 14 and had to skip to end, was at 12″! Not sure how that happened, but still pretty!
Everyone’s gauge is different! 🙂 It happens!
Hi, how can I turn Block 9 into one big afghan blanket please? I am an intermediate level at crochet, is this suitable for me?
Sorry for the silly questions!
You have a wonderful site.
Thank you so much Gillian! It’s not a silly question, but the answer might not be what you’re looking for. In order to turn one block into an afghan, the normal course of action is to make a bunch and then connect them. But I think you’re asking how to continue the block so it’s bigger bigger bigger, yes? In that case, it would be designing – there’s no one way to just continue, you have to design each round as you go. However, with this particular block, you could just take inspiration from previous rounds, and keep repeating them bigger and bigger. 🙂 It’s a good choice to play with for sure!
Thank you so much for replying. I think that i will take inspiration from the others and attempt to make this block bigger.
🙂 You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy the process!
Absoutely love this square. Just made it in white cotton. The 3d effect is great. Thanks.
😀 I’m so glad Ann!