Block 21 Courtesy of Mamas2Hands

MooglyCAL2023 - Block 21 by Mamas2Hands

MooglyCAL2023 Block 21 is a spiraling, swirling new design by Andee Graves, on Mamas2Hands! The Pinwheel Square features four mini-blocks within a block, and is sure to challenge your skills. Get all the details for this free crochet along, as well as the free pattern link below!

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The 2023 Moogly CAL Schedule

Each number represents the date of that month that the square will be shared here on Moogly. After its release, the number will be replaced with a link to that square’s post on subsequent squares’ posts.

January: That 70s Square and Jan’s Joy-full Jamboree Block
February: Garden Gables and Bluebell Afghan Square
March: Granny Around the Block, Framed Carnation Square, and Framed Tidal Moon Square
April: All Lined Up Blanket Square and Fairy Wings Square
May: Celtic Blanket Square and In The Middle Square
June: Shapeshifter Square and Golden Braid Square
July: Sweet Summer Square and Pop Fidget Square
August: Reminiscence Square, Ocean Foam Square, Clematis Garden Square
September: Checkered Granny Crochet Blanket Square and Mosaic Tile Block
October: THIS POST and 26
November: 9 and 22


Block #21:

Pinwheel Square

by Mamas2Hands

MooglyCAL2023 - Block 21 by Mamas2Hands

Above you can see the square that she made, featuring 4 colors. Below is my CAL square, in my 3 colors!

MooglyCAL2023 - Block 21 by Mamas2Hands

The Details

My Notes: You may have noticed that this is Andee’s second square for 2023. And I need to give her a BIG thank you for stepping in when another designer had to drop out of the CAL last minute – thank you Andee! The Pinwheel Square is a study in spirals, which is one of Andee’s specialties! Spirals can be tricky, so be sure to *follow her instructions to use stitch markers*! This is so so important to help you keep track. Be sure, as always, to read all the notes before you begin. Take your time with this one, and be sure to read the instructions thoroughly.

Helpful Links and Tutorials: CSDC, Join with SC, Loosely Slip Stitch, Crossed (X) Stitches, and Seamless Finishing.

Sizing: My square got to 12″ after Rnd 4 of the Border, so I stopped there, skipping the last round. But everyone’s gauge is different so be sure to measure as you go! Learn how to adjust for size HERE to make sure all your squares are the same size. Remember that the 12″ is measured across and up and down – not diagonally corner to corner.

What I Did: I used a Susan Bates US-J, 6.0 mm Twist and Lock hook, and Red Heart With Love, and my color scheme was as follows (see pics for more info on placement):

Make 2 squares: Pewter, White, Pewter, Light Gray
Make 2 squares:
Light Gray, White, Light Gray, Pewter
Border Rnds 1 – 3: Pewter
Border Rnd 4:
Border Rnd 5:
skipped for size

This square required mild blocking. I used the wet blocking method, or you could use light steam.

The Pattern:


PLEASE NOTE: The designers all hold individual copyrights for their patterns. They may choose to make videos of their patterns, and you can certainly request them from the designers. In addition, there are videos linked in the notes for specific stitches and techniques that may help you with the pattern.

To print or download the pattern for free you can use the Print Friendly button (if provided on the site) or CLICK HERE for and enter the pattern URL there. If you need help with Print Friendly, please see the tutorial here. Or you can copy and paste it to a word style document. Alternatively, if you are on a mobile device or tablet, you can bookmark the live page (which always guarantees you’ll see the latest version) or take screenshots.

Show Off Your Squares!

If you share your photos on social media, be sure to use the hashtags #mooglycal2023 and #yarnspo and tag me @mooglyblog so I can see them too! And don’t forget to share them in the MooglyCAL Facebook Group! Thank you all for CAL-ing with me!

And finally, here’s a pin of MooglyCAL2023 – Block 21 for your own Pinterest boards!

MooglyCAL2023 - Block 21 by Mamas2Hands

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