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_