Block 23 Courtesy of Kirsten Holloway Designs

MooglyCAL2023 Block 23 Courtesy of Kirsten Holloway Designs

MooglyCAL2023 Block 23 is a multilayered, floral, center-out design by Kirsten Holloway Designs! The Verdant Spring Square is beautiful, intense, and an adventure in crochet. 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: Pinwheel Square and Favorite Flower Square 
November: THIS POST and 22


Block #23:

Verdant Spring Square

by Kirstin Holloway Designs

MooglyCAL2023 Block 23 Courtesy of Kirsten Holloway Designs

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

MooglyCAL2023 Block 23 Courtesy of Kirsten Holloway Designs

The Details

My Notes: The Verdant Spring Square is a stunning square for our penultimate project! This design is beautiful, inventive, and it takes time. This one is not to be rushed! It took me several evenings and a couple of afternoons to get this one done – one just for weaving in ends. The pattern is well written, and the stitches are so unique, but this square came to impress! Be sure to read all the notes and stitch descriptions thoroughly, and I recommend using a sharp hook.

Helpful Links and Tutorials: Magic CircleJoin with SC, Crocheting in the 3rd Loop, Post Stitches, Picot Single Crochet, Puff Stitches, BLO Back Loop Only, and Seamless Finishing.

Sizing: My square got to 12″ as written after Rnd 18. 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):

Rnd 1: Pewter
Rnds 2 and 3:
Rnd 4:
Light Gray
Rnd 5:
Continue with Light Gray, adding Pewter as D
Rnd 6:
Light Gray
Rnd 7:
Rnds 8 and 9:
Light Gray
Rnds 10 and 11:
Rnd 12:
Rnd 13:
Continue with White, adding Pewter as C
Rnd 14:
Continue with White, adding Light Gray as D
Rnd 15:
Rnd 16:
Continue with Pewter, adding Light Gray as C
Rnd 17:
Rnd 18:

This square required moderate 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 23 for your own Pinterest boards!

MooglyCAL2023 Block 23 Courtesy of Kirsten Holloway Designs

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