Tuesday 20 January 2015

I need a pat on the back!

It may be no big deal to some of you but believe me for me it was.  

I'm talking about the first block for the Moogly Afghan CAL 2015 This was no walk in the park I can tell you! not so much because the pattern was difficult it is very well written and there are lots of photo's and videos, no it's those darn quad treble crochets! these are needed to make the jacobs ladder stitch.  

Now I have used the jacobs ladder stitch before when I made this crib cover here but this block takes the jacobs ladder stitch to a whole new level as you have then running diagonally and horizontally and I just couldn't get my qtr's neat or the same size for that matter. I think that my tension must have been too tight as the block turned out 10 inches square instead of 12 so I may have to add another round of stitches, I will see how big the others turn out.

For those of you who are following this CAL how did you find it ? I know many have sailed through it judging by all the lovely blocks on the ravelry page.  I'm looking forward to the next block which will be revealed on Thursday but I'm hoping that it won't be quite as much a challenge :)

Hope you are all having a lovely week, it's freeeeezing here! keep warm.

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  1. Pat,pat,pattety pat. Linda that is absolutely beautiful x

  2. It looks scarily difficult to me! It looks very neat so well done you.

  3. Yay!! Lots of pats! Congratulations :-) You should be very proud, Linda; it's lovely. I'm hoping this week's square is a little simpler, too! Stay warm.

  4. So beautiful square!!
    Happy week.:*

  5. Bravo! I'm not good at new or tricky stitches at all! Best wishes, Tammy

  6. sehr schön!
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

  7. This is amazing and I just looked at your crib cover as well. Beautiful.

  8. It's a very pretty square! Can't tell anything is wrong with it at all.

  9. Well done Linda I struggled too!, My square is 10 inches as well. Love your colour choices. It is beautiful.

  10. Despite your struggles your first block looks stunning :)

  11. It does look quite complicated to me Linda but I would say you managed it beautifully, a big pat on your back from me x

  12. Wow!! A resounding pat on the back from me, Linda! Your block is gorgeous. Love the colours...such a pretty square. Me thinks your afghan is going to be out of this world!

  13. Beautiful square! Love the colors combinations too.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  14. well done you, Big pat on the back. I would have no idea how to do that.

  15. Wow its amazing. I could never do crochet like that, I'm still learning. It is very neat and your stitches look perfect to me. Big pat on the back from me ;)

  16. Definitely it's a pat on the back job!! It looks very lovely :)

  17. so lovely and complex 3D experience!!
    from Tejiendo & Pensando

  18. Love it! I am still working on mine! I need to work on when I can concentrate!

  19. The block is gorgeous, I love it.

  20. Wayhey! Pat on the back from me too Linda - well done!
    Looks great!
    Keep up the great work!
    Ali x

  21. Very neat Linda and effective!! Outstanding!!! You certainly should have a pat on the back!!
    It is freezing here too and windy again!!! Lovely blue skies though :-)
    Do hope we'll be able to meet up for a coffee when you come over to Spain in September. Benidorm isn't far away from Alicante at all.
    keep well

    Amanda xx

  22. Proud of you, and I am jealous! I didn't join the Cal because my crochet skills aren't good enough yet but I follow and save the patterns because they turn out gorgeous! Congrats on making the square. It looked so pretty but a little complicated. I love your colors too. Keep updating with pics and I will follow along with your progress. I followed you. Thanks for sharing!
    Crochet A Day In The Life

  23. This is fantastic! I have been wanting to begin this CAL but I am having trouble deciding on my colors - too much choices.
    Would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Linky Party - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/01/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-21.html.
    And don't forget to enter the giveaway while you're there!

  24. Excellent work! I've seen quite a few bloggers have trouble with that first block. You did great!

  25. I've just found you through link from elsewhere - I have done many of Dedri Uys squares - (like Esme's Cottage), and yup! they do have you tearing your hair out as well as more than a few stitches!. But don't you find those most difficult squares/stitches more fun as well! I do. Even though I sometimes have to frog more than once, as soon as square (or whatever I'm doing) is done, the satisfaction that "I CAN do it!" make it all worth the effort....plus you find you are learning more stitches and techniques as you go. Try doing Dedri's "Sophie's Universe" - it helped me so much I can't even begin to start listing how much I learned while doing that beauty!
    Keep on hooking...Here's your pat on the back...now go and hook some more - and HAVE FUN!


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