Weeks 19 & 20 CAL Blocks #55 #56 #57 #58 #59 #60 #72

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#55 Centred square
5 1/2 ” square

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#56 Plain Granny
5 3/4″ square

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#57 Arrowhead bobbles
5 1/2″ square. These blocks used to be all around 5 3/4″ on average, as I’m using baby cashmerino, but seem to be getting smaller….

And, because I was in a go get ’em mood at the very beginning of a new year (and if I’m honest avoiding work) and the first two blocks were so straightforward to crochet; I then crocheted four more blocks. I won’t post next week, it’s going to be a very busy one anyway.

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#58 Peach Rose
5 1/2″ square (but wibbily at the moment obviously!)

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#59 Coral quartet (or not!)
5 1/2 x 5 3/4″ oh dear. These kind of blocks always seem to come out narrower than the length. I’ve been speculating that this is why the book is called 200 Blocks not Squares again! Unless it’s me and yours come out perfectly….

Oops it’s upside down, I must have rotated the photo without thinking.
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#60 Popcorn corners
5 3/4″ square (but a bit rounded not pointy as in square. I’ll have to see if others’ come out similarly.)
One of the middle pc looks a bit flat, it’s got squashed in the pile of blocks I reckon. We thought this “alright” nothing special after I made it, but it’s quite pretty I suppose.

It took 2 hours from beginning to darning the ends in! I know because the morning news was on, then the whole of Saturday Morning Kitchen yesterday. S made the spiced lamb shanks with pomegranate tubbouleh for dinner after seeing it made on the programme. Yum yum yum. The recipe is online, it’s one of James Martin’s recipes.

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#72 Ribbed square
5 1/2″ square
I know this is way ahead…
This and #52 Lemon peel were the two blocks I tried a long time ago when I bought the book. The other day I just fancied randomly picking any block to make. I told you I felt keen!

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The colours have come out looking so different in the shifting light this morning, but you know what they really look like by now. I’m still thinking about making two items with my blocks since my initial Cottage Garden colour scheme really feels like it’s evolved into two sets, but I’m not making any firm decisions till I stop making blocks.

How many unique designs are there? I count 126 but my maths can be pretty unpredictable.

11 thoughts on “Weeks 19 & 20 CAL Blocks #55 #56 #57 #58 #59 #60 #72

  1. Your blocks are coming along nicely. I find my tension differs if I crochet in the round to when I crochet back and forth. A slight hook size adjustment is usually all that’s needed.

  2. I make it 128 unique ones. 100 unique ones then 112 in fours. So 112/4 = 28.
    As to them being square. I find there are the odd ones that are no way square and others that aren’t quite square but are a bit stretchy so might be persuaded to be square. I think I find the bobble ones are mostly the latter.

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