Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 11

Welcome to the eleventh week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 20 squares so far! Go catch up! 😉

Loving the VVCAL and feeling generous? Help me support a dear friend of mine who is battling stage 4 renal cancer, while raising 2 toddlers (one recently adopted, and one surprise successful pregnancy!). Click here to donate – any amount will help, and I genuinely appreciate it! Link leads to http://paypal.me/VVCALdonate

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:

Sofia Square

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

Charted instruction:


Written instruction:

Special stitches

Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)
Beg TR = (SC, Chain 2)

BPDC = Back Post DC – YouTube link within pattern
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, 15DC,  join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _16 DC total_

Round 2: (Beg DC, chain 1, 2DC) all in same stitch as join, (DC in next 3 stitches, (2DC, Chain 1, 2DC) in next stitch to make corner) 3 times, DC in next 3 stitches, DC 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: (Beg DC, chain 1, 2DC) all in first chain space, (Chain 6, (2DC, Chain 1, 2DC) in next chain space to make corner) 3 times, Chain 6, DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip stitch in top of Beg DC _16 DC, 4 Chain-6 spaces, 4 chain-1 spaces total_



Round 4: (Beg DC, Chain 1, 2DC) all in first chain space, (DC in next 2 stitches, chain 6, DC in next 2 stitches, (2DC, Chain 1, 2DC) in next chain space to make corner) 4 times, omitting final corner of fourth repeat, DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip stitch in top of Beg DC _32 DC, 4 Chain-1 spaces, 4 chain-6 spaces total_


Round 5: (Beg TR, Chain 1, 3TR) all in first chain space, (DC in next 3 stitches, chain 3, TR in center DC of Round 2 encasing 2 chain-6 spaces from Rounds 3 and 4, chain 3, skip 1 stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, (3TR, Chain 1, 3TR) to make corner) 4 times, omitting final corner on fourth repeat, 2TR in first corner to complete it, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg TR _28 TR, 24 DC, 8 chain-3 spaces, 4 Chain-1 spaces total_

Round 6: 3SC in first chain space, (SC in next 6 stitches, 3 HDC in next chain space, DC around post of TR from back side – YouTube video “Back Post DC”-, 3 HDC in next chain space, SC in next 6 stitches, 3 SC in next chain space to make corner) 4 times, omitting final corner on fourth repeat, join with slip stitch in first SC _60 SC, 24 HDC, 4 Back Post DC total_



5 thoughts on “VVCAL – Week 11

  1. so sorry about your cord but don’t worry about people being able to print this.
    what I did was select the print command and then print just page 4 for the chart.
    I am just loving this pattern ; )

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  2. I was able to save what I needed as a PDF. I didn’t know that could be done, but there was an option for it when I went to print the chart.

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