Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 9

Welcome to the ninth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 16 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
  • *NEW* Facebook Group – Vibrant Vintage CAL (official) – Join 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:

Delton Square

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

Charted instruction:

IMG_2156Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)

Foundation: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring.

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 1, (3DC, Chain 1) 3 times, 2DC, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _12 DC, 4 Chain-1 spaces total_

 

Round 2: In first chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 2, 2DC), * DC in next 3 sts, (2DC, Chain 2, 2DC) in next chain space to make corner, (Chain 1, DC between next 2 sts,) twice, Chain 1, make corner, repeat from  * once more, omitting final corner, DC in first corner space to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _26 DC, 6 Chain-1 spaces, 4 Chain-2 spaces total_

 

Round 3: In first Chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 2, 2DC), * DC in next 7 sts, make corner, Chain 2, (DC in chain space, Chain 1) 3 times, Chain 1, make corner, repeat from * once more, omitting final corner, DC in first corner space to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _36 DC, 4 Chain-1 spaces, 8 Chain-2 spaces total_

 

Round 4: In first Chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 2, 2DC), * DC in next 11 sts, make corner, Chain 2, (DC in chain space, Chain 1) 4 times, Chain 1, make corner, repeat from * once more, omitting final corner, DC in first corner space to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _46 DC, 6 Chain-1 spaces, 8 Chain-2 spaces total_

 

Round 5: In first Chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 2, 2DC), * DC in next 15 sts, make corner, Chain 2, (DC in chain space, Chain 1) 5 times, Chain 1, make corner, repeat from * once more, omitting final corner, DC in first corner space to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _56 DC, 8 Chain-1 spaces, 8 Chain-2 spaces total_

 

Round 6: 3SC in first chain space,  * SC in all 19 sts across, 3SC in corner, SC in all DC and Chain-1 spaces across, putting 3SC in each Chain-2 space, 3SC in corner, repeat from * once more, omitting final corner, join with a slip stitch in first SC _88 SC total_

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