Welcome to the fourteenth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!
If you’re just joining in, we’ve made 24 squares so far! Go catch up! 😉
Today is special because it marks the day I’m starting to post 2 squares weekly instead of 1! So from here on, we will be working 4 squares per week – 2 “fancy” and 2 “plain.” Our CAL will finish faster, but you can still go at whatever pace you prefer. If you’re just joining in, as many are, welcome!! Glad to have you 🙂
I haven’t updated the schedule yet, but I’ll get to it this weekend.
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- 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: Raymond || Gabriella. PDF includes: Full pattern, charted instruction, and a condensed, printable PDF version of the pattern **VIDEO FOR GABRIELLA DOWN BELOW**
- 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 2 new “Fancy” granny square patterns. All you need to do this week is make 4 li’l squares!
4 Squares and the color in which I worked them:
- Raymond Square – SSDK: Sherbet
- Plain Granny: Solid – SSDK: Shrimp
- Gabriella Square – NFDK: Aspen
- Plain Granny: Solid – SSDK: Fondant
For more info about the size of your squares, please see the Main Post.
Beg DC = (SC. Chain 1)
Beg TR = (SC, Chain 2)
Picot = SC in space indicated, Chain 3, SC in 2 side bars of first SC
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 TR, (Chain 1, TR) 15 times, Chain 1, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg TR _16 TR, 16 Chain-1 spaces total_
Round 2: Picot in every chain space around (See special stitches) _16 Picot total_
Round 3: Slip stitch in first Picot, SC in same place, ** (Chain 2, SC in next picot) 3 times, chain 4, SC in next picot, repeat from ** 3 more times, omitting final (chain 4, SC) on third repeat, chain 2, DC in first SC. This ensures Round 4 will begin at the center of the corner loop. _16 SC, 4 Chain-4 spaces, 12 chain-2 spaces total_
Round 4: In same spot as Round 3 ending: (Beg DC, Chain 2, 3DC) ** 3DC in next 3 chain spaces, (3DC, chain 2, 3DC) in next chain space to make corner. Repeat from ** 3 more times, omitting corner on third repeat. 2 DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip stitch in top of Beg DC _60 DC, 4 chain-2 spaces total_
Round 5: In first chain space: (Beg DC, Chain 3, DC), ** (Chain 1, skip 1 st, DC in next stitch) 7 times, chain 1 (DC, chain 3, DC) in next chain space to make corner, repeat from ** 3 more times, omitting corner on third repeat, join with slip st in Beg DC _36 DC, 32 Chain-1 spaces, 4 chain-3 spaces total_
Round 6: In first chain space: 5 SC, SC in every DC and chain space around, putting 5 SC in 3 more corners, join with slip st in first SC. Cut yarn and finish off. _88 SC total_
By Nadia of Yarnutopia – THANK YOU NADIA! 🙂
Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)
Beg Popcorn = Beg DC, 3DC in same spot, release loop from hook, insert hook in Beg DC, pull loop through to front, closing popcorn
Popcorn = 4DC in indicated spot, release loop from hook, insert hook in first DC, pull loop to front, closing popcorn
Picot = Chain 2, SC in top side bars of previous stitch
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: 8 SC, join with a slip stitch in top of first SC _8 SC total_
Round 2: Beg Popcorn in first st, (chain 3, Popcorn in next st) 7 times, chain 3, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg Popcorn _8 Popcorn, 8 Chain-3 spaces total_
Round 3: In first chain space: (Beg DC, chain 3, 2DC), (2 DC, chain 3, 2DC) in all 7 chain spaces around, DC in first chain space, join with slip stitch in top of Beg DC _32 DC, 8 chain-3 spaces total_
Round 4: In first chain space: (Beg DC, 2DC, Picot – see special stitches, 3DC), (slip st between second and third DC, (3DC, picot, 3DC) in next chain space) 7 times, slip st between second and third DC as before, join with slip stitch in top of Beg DC _48 DC, 8 picot, 8 slip stitch total_
Round 5: working down into the space between “petals” made by slip st on round 4, Beg DC. (Chain 5, DC between next 2 petals, covering slip stitch) 7 times, chain 5, join with a slip stitch in top of Beg DC _8 DC, 8 chain-5 spaces total_
Round 6: In first chain space: 3 SC, SC in both bars of SC from backside of Picot on Round 4, and also in center of chain space, anchoring petal, 3SC, SC in next st. (In next chain space: (3SC, anchor petal with an SC, 3SC), SC in next st) 7 times, join with slip stitch in first SC _64 SC total_
Round 7: Beg DC in first st, chain 3, DC in same st, (DC, DC, HDC, HDC, SC in next 7 sts, HDC, HDC, DC, DC, (DC, chain 3, DC) in next st to make corner) 4 times, omitting final corner on fourth repeat. Join with slip stitch in Beg DC _24 DC, 16 HDC, 28 SC, 4 chain-3 spaces total_
Round 8: 5SC in first chain space, and SC in each stitch around, putting 5SC in 3 more corner chain spaces, join with slip stitch in first SC _88 SC total_