It’s time for Block #5 of the Moogly Afghan CAL for 2014! If you’re new to the Crochet-a-Long, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to join in! Just click HERE to read all about this CAL and how it works! All caught up? Then read on!
To catch us all up to date, here’s the current schedule, with links to the last three blocks:
January 8th – Anticipation Mystery Square
March 6th – THIS POST
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
BLOCK #5: Lion’s Mane
by April Moreland
This pattern looks wonderful in a solid color, as shown, or in as many color as you can get! I used all four of my colors on my version, seen below – unblocked, so a little bit wobbly. When I made mine, it came up just a bit short, so I worked Round 14 in double crochet and followed it with a round of single crochet. Once again, be sure to take your own measurements and work your last row or two as needed!
What I hope you can see here is the great texture in Rounds 3 and 9 – be sure to push the treble stitch forward when you make the single crochet in the next stitch to really make it pop! This pattern was interesting to make, without being difficult – fast and fun! To see other color layout ideas, be sure to check out the Ravelry Gallery – lots of inspiration there!
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I’m also really enjoying this square. I find that to get the treble to pop out the way I like it, it is best to turn the work and do those rows in the opposite direction since they otherwise want to “pop” out the back for me…
Hello! Hello! Love the color combo.
I finally got around to making this one~~when I originally read your post I had no clue what you meant by popping the treble, but it was obvious once I got to the first set, how cool is that! Thank you so much for mentioning it, I would not have known otherwise. Keep up the great work, I love your blog!
😀 Thanks so much Kelly! I’m glad it made sense once you got there.
Love it alot keep it coming! Thank u! kathystrings2u
😀 Thank you Kathy!