Monday, May 22, 2017

Stardust Melodies CAL Block 1~ Begin the Beguine ~ 5/22/17

 
 STARDUST MELODIES CAL
 
Block 1

The Stardust Melodies CAL is hosted by Polly Plum's Posse and can be found at www.everytrickonthehook.com  .  All the blocks (both free and paid) will be based around a classic song.

There will be 12 free pattern that will be released on Mondays and 12 paid patterns that are released on Thursdays.  I decided that I'm only going to crochet the free patterns but will be making 4 blocks of each pattern in 4 different colors.

As I started the first block, I didn't see the pattern emerge right away but as I continued on it became clear.  This is just the Begin the Beguine block without an edging.

 
I also decided that I would add 2 rounds of edging, one in cream and one in mushroom.  I want my finished afghan to be fairly large and adding the border will give me even more dimension.
 

The block itself was easy to make but the first was a bit tedious, as there is counting throughout.  1, 1-2-3.... over and over.  As I made the second, third and especially the fourth block, I had the pattern down pretty well and was able to watch Property Brother and House Hunters while making it :)

 
I had never hear of "Begin the Beguine" before this CAL, so I had to youtube it.  I really liked the Ella Fitzgerald version.  Enjoy:



2 comments:

  1. Love your squares lovely colours and have now played Begin the beguine more than once, not heard it before but really like it.

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  2. Wow! The texture on that square is awesome! I am going to pop over and check out the CAL. Don't forget my Granny-Spiration Challenge! We'd love to have you link up as your work on this CAL. Next challenge goes live Sat, June 3rd :)
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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