It's time to start block #3 for the year long Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long! If this the first you've read about this fun series, please click HERE to read all about this Crochet-a-Long and how it works, and to get the pattern for block #1! All caught up? Then read on!
To catch us all up to date, here's the current schedule, with links to the last two blocks:
January 8th - Anticipation Mystery Square
February 6th - THIS POST
March 6th and 20th
April 3rd and 17th
May 1st, 15th, and 29th
June 12th and 26th
July 10th and 24th
August 7th and 21st
September 4th and 18th
October 2nd, 16th, and 30th
November 13th and 25th
Could you ask for a more aptly named square for February? Although the square as written calls for just 1 color, you can make this square with as many or as few colors as you like. Be sure to take a look at the Raverlry gallery of others' squares - CLICK HERE - very inspiring! Here's my own, fresh off the hook, featuring Lion Brand Vanna's Choice:
This one was easier but interesting enough to keep my attention! To bring it up to 12" I worked an extra round of the pattern (following the idea for Round 10 on the popcorn sides and Round 11 for the cross stitch sides), followed by a round of single crochet, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out!
I did spot a couple of errors in the pattern, I think - I've notified the designer but haven't heard back on that yet, but it could be my own error. I *believe* that the Round 10 repeat should end with "dc in the next 5," and that the Round 11 repeat should say dc in the next 8" rather than 10 (skipping the chs - this keeps the stitch count on each side the same), and should end with "dc in the next 7." Let me know what you think when you make it!
Once you get going with the pattern though, it's easy to play with a little bit, and make it your own - I noticed lots of subtle variations in the Ravelry gallery linked above! I hope you all enjoy it, and come share your photos on Facebook and Ravelry!