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!