Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 4

Welcome to the fourth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! (Actual Date: Feb 5, 2016)

If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 6 squares so far! Go catch up! ūüėČ

Note: Are you enjoying this CAL? The VVCAL is a FOREVER FREE collection of 33 afghan block patterns including PDF versions, charts, and photo steps, plus mix-and-match joining methods and edging options, as well as endless support via myself, or social media groups. I thought this could be a great opportunity if anyone feels like they can donate to a worthy cause. Someone very close to me is going through stage 4 cancer, while somehow managing to keep up with two toddlers (one newly adopted, and one surprise natural success!). Any amount will help, and each week I will donate 100% of the funds to their GoFundMe page for medical bills. Click here to donate; I genuinely appreciate it!

Related Links

  • CAL Main info page ‚Äď Please read thoroughly¬†for weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection
  • Ravelry ebook ‚Äď All the block patterns so far, with printable PDF versions (to save your printer ink, they are almost only text)
  • Find the PDF version as a free Ravelry download¬†here.¬†PDF includes: Full pattern, charted instruction, and a condensed, printable PDF version of the pattern
  • Ravelry group ‚Äď Join if you want to! Anyone can participate in this open CAL just by following along each week ‚Äď subscribe to this site, or join the Rav group if you like
  • Basic USA crochet terms with tutorials from CrochetCabana.com
  • Finishing ends on squares (do them as you go!) Tons of info at Crochet Cabana

 

Each week, I‚Äôll be posting a new ‚ÄúFancy‚ÄĚ granny square pattern. All you need to do this week¬†is make 2 li‚Äôl squares!
2 Squares and the color in which I worked them:

Nicolas Square

For more info about the size of your squares, please see the Main Post.

It’s a super simple square this week! Named after my fourth born – my beautiful son.

Charted instruction:

Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)
  • Beg TR = (SC, Ch-2)

 

Foundation: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring. You may also make a magic circle if you prefer that method. Also feel free to chain more stitches if you are used to chaining 4 or 5. I like to chain 3 for my ring, because I like the center hole to disappear when I weave ends.

Work 6 Rounds as follows…

Round 1: All in ring, working over center tail so as to pull center circle closed tight when square is complete: Make Beg TR, (3DC, TR) 3 times, 3DC, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg TR _12 DC, 4 TR total_    


Round 2: (Beg TR, 2DC) in same stitch as join, **DC in next 3 stitches, (2DC, TR, 2DC) in next TR -corner made- repeat from ** 2 times more, DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC in same stitch as Beg TR, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg TR.  _28 DC, 4 TR total_



Round 3: (Beg TR, 2DC) in same stitch as join, **DC in next 7 stitches, (2DC, TR, 2DC) in next TR -corner made- repeat from ** 2 times more, DC in next 7 stitches, 2DC in same stitch as Beg TR, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg TR.  _44 DC, 4 TR total_

Round 4: (Beg DC, chain 3, DC) in same stitch as join, **Chain 1, (DC, Chain 1, skip 1 stitch) 5 times, (DC, Chain 3, DC) in corner TR -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner join with a slip stitch to top of Beg DC.  _28 DC, 4 corner chain-3 spaces, 24 chain-1 spaces total_

Round 5: (Beg DC, DC, TR, 2DC) in first chain corner space, **DC in all DC and chain spaces across to corner chain space, (2DC, TR, 2DC) in corner, repeat from ** twice more, DC in all DC and chain spaces across, join with a slip stitch to top of Beg DC  _68 DC, 4 TR total_


Round 6: SC in all stitches around, putting 5SC in all 4 TR corners, join with a slip stitch to first SC, cut yarn and weave ends _88 SC total_

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