KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 16

Petals of flowers, leaves, maybe feathers?

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So have you all got your hooks at the ready for Block 16? Our next block is textural interesting to crochet with an unusual construction that will keep your interest. I especially like the inclusion of the tapestry crochet – though a good tip is to work loosely or block will curl!

Click on the link in the title below to go straight to the pattern or add it to your Ravelry queue hereThis square is currently free on Ravelry and has been since March 2014. 

If this is the first you are hearing about the CAL the full schedule can be found here. 

Beware the Ides of March 12″ Afghan Crochet Block Square 

by Margaret MacInnis

Notes:

  • Hook: 5 mm (US Size H)
  • Yarn: Aran / 10 ply / Worsted / Weight #4
  • Colours: I would suggest at least two different colours
  • Pattern uses American crochet terms see conversion chart here

Specialist Stitches:

  • Air Crochet Link:

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KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 15

Poppin, pocorn, puffy goodness.

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Block 15 time!! I was looking at my list today and I can’t believe that we only have 9 blocks left to make!  For those of you that are managing to keep up – yay you! I hope you are beginning to see your Afghan coming to life now…for those not started yet or are catching up – you still have bags of time, remember we don’t finish until the end of November! The full schedule and details about the CAL can be foundhere.

Our next square is a nice and simple fun design that has some texture and a shape within a shape. There are also lots of ways you could play with colour with this one; I’ve used all five of my colours in each of my blocks but this one would look great in a single colour or many.

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KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 14

Can you imagine all of the color combinations this one could come in to make a beautiful afghan with? Lovely.

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Block 14 is here!  Our next square has a beautiful flower motif which is super fun to make and as you know I do so love a popcorn stitch!  I also love the way the popcorns make the central flower ‘pop’ out of the centre of the block.

I know some of you might be making more masculine themed blankets so if you are looking for inspiration for alternative blocks check out the Moogly 2014 CAL,Moogly 2015 CAL, Look What I Made Block A Week CAL, Ravelry BAM CAL, Blog Hop Crochet-Along, American Crochet-Along and Designs on A Hook CAL

This square is currently free on Ravelry and will be forever (yay!).

Although we are on block 14 there is still plenty of time to catch up, you can hook up a block in an evening easily – the full schedule and details about the CAL can…

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KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 13

Block 13 to add to your patterns. 😀

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This next block is by the lovely Jenn who some of you may have got to know in theFacebook CAL Group where she is one of the three fabulous Admins that help out there.

With this next block we have another technique to add to our growing repertoire; the crochet basket-weave stitch!  This stitch is made up of sets of front and back post UK treble/ US double crochet stitches that creates a fabric with a woven texture. Jenn has used a unique variation of the basket-weave crochet effect for her block which I just love!        

This square is currently free on Ravelry and will be forever (yay!).

Although we are on block 13 there is still plenty of time to catch up – the full schedule and details about the CAL can be foundhere.

Click on the link in the title below to go straight to the pattern or add it to your Ravelry queue here

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KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 12

Try not to hate me, but I’m pretty far behind on these. Since my last post, there are 8 more squares now. So, if you want them, here they come. I’ll share photos in a few days of other things I’ve worked on in the meantime. 😀 I suck at blogging. Have I mentioned that lately?

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Fanfare time ladies and gentleman! We have reached block 12!  We are halfway there on our Afghan adventure!

As you hopefully know to make this CAL a bit different from others every block, that is a multiple of 4 (e.g. 4,8,12,16,20), is selected by YOU in apublic vote. I can now reveal that the square that received the majority vote was ‘D’ which IS…. the ‘Pizzazz’ Square!

What a perfect block you have chosen for us, an attractive combination of vitality and glamour – perfect to mark our half way point!

This square is free (and has been since December 2014).

Although we are on block 12 there is still plenty of time to catch up – the full schedule and details about the CAL can be foundhere.

Click on the link in the title below to go straight to the pattern or add it to your Ravelry queuehere.

Pizzazz – 12″ Square by Melinda…

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KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 11

Another lovely square for the CAL for us to admire and add to our list of things-to-make-this-year. I like this one because it works better than some of the frilly flower ones for my son’s blanket. 😀

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I am a big fan of circles within crochet squares because it’s just plain cool to have the juxtaposition of any shapes combined in one design.  I’m also a fan of the ‘V’ stitch as it’s a pretty stitch that works up quickly compared to many other crochet stitches. So I was rather pleased to find all of these elements in our next block. I had to play around with my colours first until I got them organised in a way that I liked but the square it’s self doesn’t take long to work up at all.

This square is free (and has been since February 2011) on crochetjessica.com

Although we are on block 11 there is still plenty of time to catch up – the full schedule and details about the CAL can be found here.

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13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

I haven’t faced some issues in quite some time but lately it’s been getting worse. I went to a clinic and the doc diagnosed me with severe depression. I also had high blood pressure at that time, which was a first for me. I came across this article on things to remember when someone you know has depression and I have to agree with them. It’s an exhausting illness, and often times a very lonely one too. It’s nice to know that others understand and can help explain it so that those who don’t know, can begin to understand too. As for me, I’m on medication again to try and help. They give me awful headaches, but I think they’re helping a bit. Only time will tell. Much love to ewe!

Thought Catalog

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1. Depression is not a choice.

Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things they used to love to do or the things they know they should be doing. Depression is not just a bad day or a bad mood and it’s not something someone can just “get over.” Remember no one chooses to be depressed.

2. Saying things like “it’ll get better,” “you just need to get out of the house,” or “you’ll be fine” is meaningless.

It’s easy to tell someone these things because you think you’re giving them a solution or a simple way to make them feel better and to ease their pain, but these…

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