Welcome to Block #4 of the Moogly Afghan CAL for 2014! 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! 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 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
I love this square, and I had to make it a February selection - to celebrate my niece Veronica's birthday this month! This pattern requires some close reading, but the stitches are all pretty standard. Here's my own, fresh off the hook, featuring Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, and made with an I hook:
I found this one pretty easy to memorize as I went, and it practically flew off my hook! A couple of notes: Don't be afraid if the starting flower seems too ruffled - it's all part of the texture of this block, and will work out as you go. For Round 8, you don't have to make the corner sts in the BLO - just the rest of them. You'll skip over the corner sts in Round 9, so it doesn't matter. Also, I found that working the last Round in double crochet would put me well over 12" so I worked it in half double crochet instead. So be sure to measure as you go!
Though the original pattern calls for 5 colors, I think it looks great in 4 - and will look good in any number of colors! The Ravelry gallery is once again a great source of inspiration - CLICK HERE to check it out! I hope you all enjoy Veronica's Rose, and come share your photos on Facebook and Ravelry!
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Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! So excited to see this lovely block! Thanks for the working tips, they will be a big help (I get cranky when things are too ruffly, for instance,and start changing the pattern instead of being patient and letting it work out!).
This looks like one I very well may make more than one of... 🙂
ps - can't believe I'm double checking your site every hour waiting for this new one... one of the drawbacks of being 7 or 8 hours ahead of you in a different time zone... 🙂
😀 Thank you! I tend to get impatient too - this is a good exercise for me too!
How fun!! Can't wait to follow along, time for another afghan!!
😀 Thanks Marie!
I think your version of this pattern is outstanding, Tamara! I can't wait to get started on mine.
Thank you Patricia!
I'm with you, Judy. I can hardly stand waiting for each new afghan selection!
This one looks lovely alone as well as a nice complement to Block 2 (my other favorite so far). I really like this one a lot. Very, very eager to start my newest blocks!
I am so enjoying this crochet along! I haven't taken any pictures yet but I will once I have blocked my first 3-soon to be 4-squares!!! So much fun! thanks for doing this!
Thanks Danielle! So glad you're enjoying it! 😀
I need patterns to keep my mom busy she has cancer.
In response to: "Franke says
February 21, 2014 at 6:42 am
I need patterns to keep my mom busy she has cancer."
It is awesome that your Mom can be able to do this project Franke. Perhaps you can gather her some cancer ribbon squares to do while she waits for the squares to come available for this wonderful afghan. She could make them to go on this afghan or another project entirely. I have found some lovely ones that could be done in any color she wants to do them in According to her cancer there are specific colors to use for each type of cancer, or she could do all colors in support of all cancer survivors and fighters!. I would be happy to share any links to patterns she may want if necessary, or I am sure Moogly would do a great gathering here on the blog as well! My gathering of squares will be made in an afghan to honor my loved ones that are in their struggle with cancer, and those that have lost the battle as well.
Thanks to Moogly for so many wonderful patterns and inspiration you give us each day! Your generosity is as amazing as your talent. ")
🙂 Thank you! I do have a roundup of patterns here than might apply: https://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-for-a-cause-patterns/ 🙂
I am looking for a pattern called rainbow happy fun pouch
Hi Dottie! That pattern is at https://www.mooglyblog.com/rainbow-happy-fun-pouch/ 🙂