February Afghan Squares

I finished/photographed the February afghan squares for the block-a-month crochet-a-long (CAL) I’m participating in! The CAL is through a Ravelry group – it’s not too late to join! There are only 3 squares a month, and they don’t take that much time. If you’re interested, you can read more about the CAL and my squares from last month in my January Afghan Squares blog post.

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So without further ado… my first block is a 12” square called Marigold Mandala – the pattern is free by Dorianna Rivelli at The Lavender Chair. My afghan is going to be made in Malabrigo Rios, and I got a beautiful golden color called Sunset at the beginning of the month that I thought was perfect for the marigold theme. I also used the colorways Whales Road and Purple Mystery. (You’ll see later on in the post that I must have really been feeling blues, yellows, and oranges this month…). I added an extra half double crochet round because mine was a little less than the 12”.

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The next 12” square is called Kaleidoscope Blossom. It’s by Chris Simon and available as a free pattern on Ravelry. It has a flower with raised petals that makes for a very cool textured effect. This one is in colors Sunset, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather. I added an extra double crochet round to get to the 12” size.

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Finally, my 6” square is Window Box Granny by Lisa Mauser. It’s also available as a free pattern on Ravelry. I really love how this square turned out, but the pattern was very complicated and took a bit to work out. It’s in colorways Sunset, Glazed Carrot, and Purple Mystery.

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I thought I’d comment a bit on how I’m choosing colors for this afghan. I wanted it to be a little loud and crazy and colorful. I selected 6 colors of Malabrigos Rios that I thought went well together, and I’ve added 2 more colors. I’ve kind of just been choosing randomly colors that I like together for each square while trying to balance how much I use each color. So far I’m really happy with how it’s turning out! I will probably add a few more colors over the year.

Are you participating in any cool crochet/knit-a-longs this year?

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