What a year! The MooglyCAL2021 was a resounding success, but that means it's time to plan for MooglyCAL2022! In this post, you can see my finished 2021 afghan, see the colors I'll be using for 2022, and get the schedule and information you need to join in for the coming year!
Disclaimer: Materials provided by Yarnspirations; this post includes affiliate links.
Yet again, we've had 24 amazing designs by 24 talented designers! I know I learned some new stitches and techniques, and all the finished blankets I've seen so far have been stunning!
You can get the complete list of links to the squares on the post for Block 24! Or if you like to be able to see them all on one page, check out the MooglyCAL2021 Pinterest board!
And here's my finished blanket! Well, almost finished. There are a few ends to weave in yet...
For joining, I used the Tight Braid Join technique, and for the border, I did one round of Twisted Double Crochet - CLICK HERE to watch me add the last square and start the border live!
On to MooglyCAL 2022!
How the MooglyCAL works
If 2022 will be your first MooglyCAL, then welcome and we're so thrilled you're here! This is a year-long crochet along, featuring 24 afghan squares or blocks, designed by 24 different professional crochet designers. It started in 2014, and has been getting better every year!
The squares are released every 2 weeks with a post on Moogly, where I share my notes, my version, and helpful links and tutorials. There is a link to the new square at the bottom of my notes, where you can get it direct from the designer!
You can make them all, or pick and choose, add extras - it's up to you! There is nowhere you need to sign up to join, but there is a fantastic Facebook group for the CAL (lots of pattern help there!) and a MooglyCAL2021 Pinterest board you can follow if desired!
You can also leave a comment on this blog post and check "Notify me of new posts by email" and you'll get an email any time there is a new post on Moogly. And you can sign up for the free Moogly weekly newsletter at the top of this page - there's always a link to the latest MooglyCAL post included!
The Yarn for MooglyCAL2022
This year I'll once again be using Red Heart With Love - it's soft, easy-care, and has lots of colors to choose from! But I'm mixing it up and using more than the 4 I've used the past couple of years. Here are my colors for 2022: White, Tigerlily, Cornsilk, Lettuce, Iced Aqua, and Pewter!
But of course, you should pick your own colors! So if you want 12" squares, make sure the yarn is a "4" worsted/aran weight. If you prefer to use a DK or "3" weight yarn, the squares should be about 10" square.
On average, a 12" crochet square uses 150 yds of yarn. To make all 24 squares, plus have extra for joining and borders, I recommend purchasing 4420 yds of yarn total. How you distribute this is up to you! Some people use one color for the whole blanket, others a whole bunch, and some even just pull from stash making a crazy colored blanket! It's up to you!
The Hook for MooglyCAL2022
For the hook, I will be using a Furls US-J, 6mm for the Moogly Crochet Along, and all the designers will also be using a 6mm. You can use a smaller hook if you tend to crochet loosely, or a larger hook if you tend to crochet tightly. But I do recommend that you use the same hook throughout the CAL, as that makes final joining easier.
The Patterns for MooglyCAL2022
As always, there will be 24 new patterns by 24 fab designers! A mix of previous year's designers and new names are included, and they are a surprise until the square is announced! They are all hand-picked by me, and they have promised that their CAL patterns will remain forever free. If they close down their blogs, then the patterns are to be uploaded to Ravelry.
If a pattern pops up that isn't to your liking, feel free to skip it! You can go back to the previous years' CALs and find a substitute you'd like to try or pick one of your own from the hundreds of beautiful afghan squares out there.
The easiest way to browse past year's patterns is via their Pinterest boards: MooglyCAL2021, MooglyCAL2020, MooglyCAL2019, MooglyCAL2018, MooglyCAL2017, MooglyCAL2016, and MooglyCAL2015.
PLEASE NOTE: The designers all hold the individual copyrights for their patterns. They may choose to make videos of their patterns, and you can certainly request them from the designers. This year I *may* make some additional videos, but we have to play it by ear as each square is designed.
In addition, there are videos linked in the notes for specific stitches and techniques that may help you with the pattern.
In other words - you don't have to already know how to read patterns to participate in this CAL, but you do need to be willing to learn how!
The Schedule for MooglyCAL2022
The squares are released every two weeks throughout the year, on Thursday mornings at 10am Central US time. We begin in January, and then the last square debuts one day early - the day before American Thanksgiving!
This gives you a chance to grab the pattern before the holiday, and it gives you the entire month of December to join and edge your blanket. The joining and edging patterns are up to you, but there are lists of both on Moogly provided along with the CAL for inspiration.
Here is the MooglyCAL2022 Schedule:
January 6 and 20
February 3 and 17
March 3, 17, and 31
April 14, and 28
May 12 and 26
June 9 and 23
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
September 1, 15, and 29
October 13, and 27
November 10 and 23
What Can You Make with the MooglyCAL2022
What can you do with 24 afghan squares? There are several options!
4 blocks x 6 blocks - 4' x 6' afghan
3 blocks x 4 blocks - 2 3' x 4' baby blankets
add an extra square - 5' x 5' afghan
pair them up and make 12 12" pillows
add a bunch more and make whatever you want!
How to Join the MooglyCAL2022!
So what do you need to do next? First, be sure to join the Facebook group and follow the Pinterest board if desired! And sign up for the newsletter and/or check the box and comment to make sure you don't miss a square!
Then, go get your yarn! If you choose a yarn that doesn't have dye lots, you can purchase it as you go through the year. But most yarns you'll want to get matching dye lots for, so I recommend buying it all at once if possible.
Finally, look for the first square to debut here on Moogly on January 6, 2022! I can't wait to share it with you! As you make your squares, feel free to share photos in the Facebook group, or on social media - and don't forget to use the tags #MooglyCAL2022, #mooglyblog and #yarnspo!
Thanks so much for crocheting along with me! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful blankets you crochet this year! You can follow Moogly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and don’t forget to sign up for the free newsletter at the top of the page - every issue includes a link to the latest CAL square! Thank you to Yarnspirations and Furls for providing the materials for this crochet along.
I am going to give this a go.... sounds like fun!
This is my first Moogly Cal. Going to give it a try. I hope I can keep up. Thanks for all the work you do in putting this together.
I can’t wait to try this!
I really think I'm going to give this a try. I have a lot of worsted weight yarn, in a ton of different colors and I have a boat load of hooks so I have all I need to get started. Well everything but the pattern of course. Looking forward to my first Moogly cal.
Notify me of new posts via email. Looking forward to it.
I participated in the 2016 CAL. I'm determined to keep up each month this time! Thank you for all of the hard work you put into this adventure.
Yay, so glad you're back! ♥
You 2021 cal blanket looks so beautiful. Love the colors
Thank you so much! ♥
Looking forward to this
I'm curios what you do with all the past blankets you've made? I've done a few different CAL's including your 2015 CAL and they are piling up. We do use them but not all the time. Thanks in advance.
Ha, I hear that! ♥ Every other year or so I pick out colors based on a particular person and then gift it to them at the end of the year! 🙂 Between the CALs and other blankets I've designed, if you stop by my house and compliment a blanket, there's a good chance it's going home with you. 😉
Looking forward to it
I sure don't want to miss thus
♥ Yay, so glad you've joined!
Jose M Alvarez
I think I might join in but base my colors on holidays, seasons, and temperature. But seasonal and temp for months without holidays. i.e. August and September.
Love this! You could even do back-to-school colors for one of those months, in your alma mater or kid's schools!
I'm ready to do this again. I love seeing everyone's work and it has me excited.
There are so many beautiful blankets!
I started in January 2022. Thanks.
This will be my first cal. Thanks!
This is my first CAL. Very excited!!
I've been crocheting for years and this is my first CAL!
I hope you enjoy it! ♥
Looking forward to joining the group. Hope I can keep up, but it looks and sounds like it is going to be fun.
♥ Yay, welcome!
My first moogly cal, i love the idea! I'm in.
Yay, welcome! ♥
Rebecca R Herb
Please keep me updated. Do I need equal amounts of yarn?
A little more of the color(s) you may wish to use for joining and bordering may be necessary depending on how you use them, but otherwise that's a good start. 🙂
I'm excited to get started
Notify me of new Cal releases by email please
Can't wait to start my first CAL!
Approximately how many skeins of each color is recommended if you want to get all/most of your yarn at the beginning? At least 2-3 skeins each?
I recommend purchasing 4420 yds of yarn total, divided between however many colors you want to use. 🙂
Can't wait for 2022 CAL to begin!
First time for a CAL. Here we go. I have a question about the amount of yarn. I recommend purchasing 4420 yds of yarn total.
Is that for each color?
Great question, and yay! ♥ That's a total - so divide that by however many colors you want to use. 🙂
I'm looking forward to my first Moogly CAL
Yay, so glad you're joining in! ♥
Hi Tamara I can't wait for this to start. What a great idea but a FANTASTIC thing to focus on and relax with during this Omicron variant time frame.
Hoping you New Year is filled with blessings🙏😇!
♥ Thank you so much, Happy New Year!
Looking forward to 2022 CAL. This is my first!
I'm so excited for this CAL!!!
I’m really looking forward to starting this CAL it will be my first CAL using squares. I’ve completed a couple in the rounds type so this will be a little different 🧶💕
Following for updates!
Joining along for the first time and super excited to learn more stitches and fun designs!
I’m going to try because it is great physical therapy for my hands! Please add me to the email updates!
I'm looking forward to being a part of this CAL.
Please notify me of new posts by email
Please notify me of new posts by email
Thank you and I look forward to each new pattern for this new year.
Jessica Blair Kuney
Can't wait to get started!
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Looking forward to another great CAL. Have Afghan Blocks from 2014 and many Moogly patterns going back to 2012. Whew!
Please notify me of new post by email😊
I did one of these project, can't remember the year, but I had a lot of comments on it. Every time I put it on the bed I just stare at it. So many patterns it is mesmerizing. A good meditation object.
I have done some knit alongs and am looking forward to make a crocheting square blanket! Would appreciate an email when each pattern is posted! Thank you for making this project available.
Block 1 done for 2022! Now on to block 2!
This will be my first Moogly CAL. I joined another a year ago but I was not successful. I hope I can catchup with this one as I love squares! I find each unique, fun to admire & the colors so happy! Very excited & look forward to this adventure! Thank you for hosting.
Please notify me of posts by email. This is my first squares CAL.
Yay, thank you for joining us, I hope you enjoy it!
I’m late to the party, but hopefully can catch up! First CAL. Looking forward to it!
No stress allowed in this CAL! ♥
I can not get the patterns for block 7 -8 it says error occured
Hi Patty! The posts both seem to work now, sorry the links were acting up!
I am glad I found your crochet along.
Me too! ♥
Hallo, habe gerade die wunderschönen Anleitungen für den CAL auf Instagram entdeckt. Wie bekomme ich die Anleitungen, wenn ich jicht bei Facebook bin und mich da auch nicht anmelden möchte?
Lieben Gruß von Evi aus Hannover, Germany
Welcome! This post is the newest, and has links to all the ones from 2022 so far: https://www.mooglyblog.com/cal-2022-15/ 🙂