Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 6

Welcome to the sixth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! (Actual Date: Feb 19, 2016)

If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 10 squares so far! Go catch up! 😉

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 – Please read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection
  • Ravelry ebook – 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 – Join if you want to! Anyone can participate in this open CAL just by following along each week – 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’ll be posting a new “Fancy” granny square pattern. All you need to do this week is make 2 li’l squares!
2 Squares and the color in which I worked them:

Melissa Square

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

Charted instruction:

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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.

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 DC, (Chain 3, 2DC) 3 times, Chain 3, DC, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _8 DC, 4 Chain-2 spaces total_    


Round 2: In first chain space: (Beg DC, 3DC), (Chain 1, 7DC in next corner space) 3 times, Chain 1, 3DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _28 DC, 4 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 3: In same stitch as join: (Beg DC, 3DC), **Chain 1, skip 2 DC, (DC in next DC, Chain 1) 2 times, 7DC in corner DC -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting “corner” on third repeat, 3DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _36 DC, 12 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 4: In same stitch as join, (Beg DC, 3DC), **Chain 1, skip 2 DC, (DC in next DC, Chain 1) 4 times, 7DC in corner DC -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting “corner” on third repeat, 3DC in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _44 DC, 20 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 5: In same stitch as join, (Beg TR, 4TR), **skip 2 DC, (TR in next DC, Chain 1) 5 times, TR in next DC, 9TR in corner DC -corner made- , repeat from ** 3 times more, omitting “corner” on third repeat, 4TR in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg TR _44 DC, 20 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 6: 3SC in top of Beg TR, SC in all stitches and chain spaces around, placing 3SC in 3 more corner TR stitches, join with a slip stitch in first SC, cut yarn and weave ends. _88 SC total_

16 thoughts on “VVCAL – Week 6

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I really wanted to be inclusive with a wide range of experience able to participate – and hopefully online groups could fill in the gaps with support. I’m glad you’re enjoying it! I should have new patterns up in 2 weeks or so. 😊😊❤️
      RC

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  1. My first CAL and I’m loving it! I just want to find out my blanket needs to be done by end August at the latest as it is a gift. Would it be possible for me to contact you for the rest of the squares by say June ? It is a birthday gift for my son♥♥

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  2. On the first part is says you’ll have 4 chain 2 spaces, but we’re doing chain 3s right? That’s what it looks like in the diagram.

    Thanks!

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  3. I am LOVING this CAL! I check every single day to see if perhaps you’ve given us another square to do a little early! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. With the Melissa square, I had to eliminate round 5 because apparently I crochet big. I try not to, but I do. I think for the decorative squares I’m going to use a smaller hook. Anyway, thanks again!

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    1. Awesome! That’s so great you’re enjoying it 🙂 I’m on another design project at the moment, but soon I’ll have another push and add some more squares – I’m thinking by the time it’s at week 6, I’ll add the next 4 weeks of squares. Happy crafting in the meantime! 🙂 – RC

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  4. Sorry but when will the following blocks of the VVCAL be released?

    Thank you from South Africa

    Hester. On 25 Jan 2016 12:19 AM, “CypressTextiles” wrote:

    > babylovebrand posted: “Welcome to the sixth week of the Vibrant Vintage > CAL! (Actual Date: Feb 19, 2016) If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 10 > squares so far! Go catch up! 😉 Related Links CAL Main info page – Please > read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, desig” >

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  5. Hi,

    I was wondering if I am the only person having trouble with this…

    I am a little behind with this cal, but when I was checking my emails from you, I discovered the the VVCAL posts for week 5 and 6 are saying the the page cannot be found.

    Also I have not received and emails since January 25. Should this be the case?

    Regards Judith

    On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:18 AM, CypressTextiles wrote:

    > babylovebrand posted: “Welcome to the sixth week of the Vibrant Vintage > CAL! (Actual Date: Feb 19, 2016) If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 10 > squares so far! Go catch up! 😉 Related Links CAL Main info page – Please > read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, desig” >

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    1. Hi there! I posted a batch of weeks all at once to appease a group of crafters who had deadlines and wanted to make baby blankets quickly etc, so we are in the middle of week 5 now, and week 6 starts on Friday the 19th. So you’re right on track with the emails! The posts are up for weeks 5 and 6 – head to main CAL page for links. On Wednesday, I’ll post 2 more weeks for the folks who have been patiently awaiting more squares, then I’m going to be staying on track for the rest of the CAL. I’ve found out over time that the amount of people who want the CAL to hurry up are outweighed by the amount who want it to stay at its slower scheduled pace. So slow and steady it is! 🙂

      Thanks and happy crafting!
      Rachele C.

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