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!