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« on: December 29, 2008 08:27:33 AM »

Every month, I'll post a link to a pattern for a 12" square. The goal is to complete at least one square each month, and by the end of the year, you'll have enough squares to make a nice lap-sized afghan!

January- Esther’s Square

February- Center Heart Square (and special thanks to yellowduckie for finding another link to the pattern for me!)

March- Irish Rose
--I had to make some corrections to the pattern {thanks fantastic.mio for double checking them!}and they are noted in red, and I may need to take it down if the author disapproves. But for now, it's a PDF that you can download, and I added a handy-dandy checklist to the end of the pattern to help make it a little bit more clear... I hope Wink . The actual pattern is only about 2 pages long. The rest of the file is the checklist.

April- Arches
- I only noticed a very minor correction: In rounds 9, 10 and 11 to finish the round it says to "join to 4th ch of beg ch 3." So, since you only have 3 chains, you just have to join to the 3rd chain Wink

May- Victorian Dream Square- I just have a couple of clarifications (may be unnecessary, but they were spots where I had to stop, rip out, and do over Wink ):
On round 5, where it says "skip next ch," you'll be crocheting into the chain (the 2nd "link"), and not into the space formed by the 3 ch
On round 6, it starts "ch 9, tr in last ch-1 sp made" but it made more sense if I read it "in last ch-1 sp made ch 9 and tr"
On round 7, it says "dc in each sc and each ch-1 sp across" but I don't think I had any ch-1 spaces (but maybe I goofed in the previous round...)

June- Bold Squares
Again, a couple of clarifications:
Round 3- I think  that there is a "ch1, skip next sc" missing from the section in brackets []. It appears before the brackets, but it seems like that bit should also be within the brackets. And, because of the repeat from * to *, that the missing bit should go at the start of the section in brackets. So, I think Round 3 should read:

Round 3: In BLO for this round, ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, [*ch 1, skip next sc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next sc (corner made), ch 1, skip next sc*, dc in next 5 sc] 3 times, and * to * once more, dc next sc, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

But, if that doesn't seem right... just ignore that bit Wink

On Round 12- It says "3 dc in ch 2 loop" but, in keeping with the other rounds like it, I did "3 sc in ch 2 loop."


July- Lovely in Green- No corrections! Yay!

August- Popin' Square
I noticed only 2 minor corrections:
The directions for the PC (Popcorn) should read: 5 dc in same sp, pull hook out of loop, put into top of 1st dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through.
And in Round 8, it should start off as: Rnd 8: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc...

September-Vera's Spike Stitch Diasy, a pattern created by mochaxlight!

ETA (9/17/09): Pattern corrections/clarifications are here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284599.msg3702498#msg3702498

October- Op-Art Afghan Square- I've been in touch with the pattern designer, and she may be making some changes to the pattern directions. In the meantime, I'm posting my notes here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284599.msg3725925#msg3725925

ETA (10/12/09)- The author has made some changes to the pattern, so you may want to check out the updated version!

November- Hometown Square: This square was pretty straightforward! There are some very minor corrections, I think, but I can't seem to find my notes at the moment. I'll update here when I do (or if someone else figures out what they are Wink ). Found them!
Round 6: There is one set of "dc in each of the next 14 dc of prev row" missing.
Round 7: I had to look up how to do a "decrease dc over next 4 sts" and this is what I did: *YO, insert hook in first stitch, YO, pull through stitch, YO, pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * for next 3 stitches, the YO, pull through all 5 loops. Ch 1 to close.
Round 8: It looked neater when I worked into the closing ch 1 (of the dc decrease) when I did my 4 dc in the top of each "peak"

December- Guardian Angel 1, Guardian Angel 2, Guardian Angel 3
There are 3 variations for this block, but the angel is made the same for each block. The halo is a 3-dimensional bit and, while it is attached to the angel, it doesn't get crocheted "into" the block; it actually curves out across the angel's forehead. I don't think there were any pattern corrections, and I found that stitch markers were helpful...




Post pics of your completed squares here so we can cheer each other on throughout the year Wink

Note: There is also a sister CAL on Ravelry with a different set of squares, so you can use those squares as "filler" squares to make an even larger afghan!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008 09:59:45 AM »

I hope I can keep up this year!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008 11:19:01 AM »

I hope I can keep up this year!

LOL! Me too! I got stuck at July but I'm still planning to finish. For this round, my goal is to finish the square before I post a pattern so I can post a pic when I put the pattern link up... We'll see how it goes Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008 11:38:47 AM »

Hey!
i might join i'm undecided!! i am not sure who i can make an afghan for!? cos i already have one in process for my hubby's Gran. and i made his mum one this yr. n i've made my friend one to.. n i dont think most of friends would appreciate the effort! lol! We do have some friends getting married this yr but it wil be in the middle of the yr so i wouldnt be able to follow it all yr thru.. maybe i will keep an eye on this CAL and do some squares. i will be watching to see everyone work tho!!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008 11:45:13 AM »

I don't have anyone to make an afghan for either, but they are good to have on hand as emergency gifts (or to donate to a charity event, even). I just really like learning new stitches and techniques as I make the squares. I hope you're able to join us- your squares were awesome in the last round!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008 01:53:32 PM »

I'm hoping to do the ones here and both the 12" and 6" ones on ravelry and end up with some kind of babette type blanket.

My 2008 one keeps me warm during the winter in my stone house and I'm pretty sure that the next one will be for me too.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008 03:31:03 PM »

I'm in!! My first crochet along!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008 03:52:47 PM »

I'm in! (And I also agree about making this for yourself. You can never have too many warm afghans.)
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008 04:22:52 PM »

I'm hoping to do the ones here and both the 12" and 6" ones on ravelry and end up with some kind of babette type blanket.


Now, that's a neat idea! I'd love to do it, too, but, I'm pretty sure I won't be able to pull that off just yet...
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I'll try this too, sounds like fun!  Grin
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