I’m back on track with my block-a-month crochet-a-long! I’m leaving for a trip to the East Coast, so I really wanted to get these squares finished, blocked, and photographed in time – and I did! Only 4 more months to go…
This month’s theme seemed to be flowery motifs and clusters/popcorns/bullions. I really like how they all turned out, but they were definitely a little fiddley (especially the 6” square).
The 12” square on the left in the above picture is the V’s and P’s square by Theresa Lynn, which is available as a free download on Ravelry. I’m using Malabrigo Rios yarn for my afghan, and this square features colorways Sunset, Teal Feather, and Archangel.
The other 12” square for this month is Simple 10 Petal Afghan Square by Joyce D. Lewis (also available for free on Ravelry). I used colorways Lettuce, Purple Mystery, and Glazed Carrot.
The 6” square is Carousel by Bonnie Pierce. So many bullions! But I love the effect. This one is in colorways Glazed Carrot, Teal Feather, and Archangel.
This month there were 2 options for 6” squares. The one that I didn’t choose is Esther’s Courtyard by Joanne Jones. It has a few bullions, but I chose the Carousel square because it looked a little more unique. I might still make Esther’s Courtyard if I have leftover yarn at the end of the CAL.
I also finished my Desert Star Top, but I think I’ll have to wait until I’m back from my trip in a few weeks to get it photographed and up on the blog. I just cast on a few new projects for my trip (obviously). I found the Oblagon shawl on Ravelry, and I also cast on the Vaara t-shirt from issue 17 of Pom Pom Quarterly.
I’m hoping to hit up some yarn stores in my travels to Boston, Providence, and New York over the next couple weeks as well, so I’ll have a lot to write about when I get back!