Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 16

Welcome to the sixeenth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

We’ve made 34 squares so far – I think! hehe I lost count… If you’re getting that overwhelming feeling also because you’ve just joined along with us, please don’t fret! take your time to catch up, and remember, you can always work a smaller blanket… Just tag progress in our social media links below, and you’ll find tons of support 🙂

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
  • Find the PDF version as a free Ravelry download here: Beth || Mae. 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
  • 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:

Johnny 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)

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

Round 1: All in ring, work Beg DC, Chain 3, (3DC, Chain 3) 3 times, 2DC, join with slip st in Beg DC _12 DC, 4 chain-3 space total_

Round 2: All in first chain sp: (Beg DC, chain 3, 3DC), ** Chain 1, (3DC, chain 3, 3DC) all in next chain space, repeat from ** 2 times, chain 1, 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip st in Beg DC _24 DC, 4 chain-3 space, 4 chain-1 space total_

Round 3: 3SC in first chain space, SC in all sts around, putting 3SC in 3 more corners, join with slip st in first SC. _40 SC total_

Round 4: In corner SC: (Beg TR, 2DC), ** DC in all sts across to corner SC. In corner SC: (2DC, TR, 2DC) to make Corner. Repeat from ** 2 times more, DC in all sts across to first corner, 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip st in Beg TR. _52 DC, 4 TR total_

Round 5: Work as for Round 3. _64 SC total_

Round 6: All in corner SC: (Beg DC, chain 3, DC), ** (Chain 1, skip 1, DC in next st) 7 times, chain 1, (DC, chain 3, DC) in corner SC to make corner, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat. Join with slip st in first SC _36 DC, 32 chain-1 space, 4 chain-3 space total_

Round 7: Work as for Round 3, putting 3SC in corner chain space, and working SC in all sts and chain spaces around. join with slip st in first SC _80 SC total_

Round 8: Work as for Round 3. _88 SC total_

Andrea Square

Charted instruction:

IMG_3130Written instruction:

 

Round 1: All in ring, work Beg DC, 15DC _16 DC total_

Round 2: IMPORTANT NOTE: In the instruction photos I have worked TR on this round. DC is correct, as in the finished photos.Beg DC in first St, (chain 2, DC in next st) 15 times, chain 2, join with slip st in Beg DC _16 DC, 16 chain-2 space total_

Round 3: 3SC in all chain spaces around, join with slip st in first SC. _48 SC total_

Round 4: SC in second st of Round 3, (chain 3, skip 2 sts, SC in next st) 15 times, chain 3, join with slip st in first SC. _16 SC, 16 chain-3 spaces total_

Round 5: Slip st in first chain of chain space, SC in same chain space, (chain 4, SC in next chain space) 15 times, chain 4, join with slip st in first SC. _16 SC, 16 chain-4 spaces total_

Round 6: Slip st in first 2 sts of chain space, sc in same chain space, ** (chain 4, SC in next chain space) 3 times, chain 6, SC in next chain space, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final SC. Join with slip st in first SC _16 SC, 4 chain-6 space, 12 chain-4 space total_

Round 7: ** 4 SC in next chain space, 5SC in next chain space, 4 SC in next chain space, all in corner chain space: (3SC, chain 3, 3SC), repeat from ** 3 times, join with slip st in first SC _80 SC total_

Round 8: SC in all sts around, putting 3 SC in all 4 corner chain spaces . _88 SC total_

5 comments

  1. round 4 of Johnny seems to have an error on the chart. You say 2DC 1TR 2DC. Chart says 1DC 1TR 1DC

    Also, round 5 says do as round 3. First thing SC in every stitch and 3SC in corner space. There is no corner space. There is a corner TR.

    Maybe I am reading wrong???????

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    1. On round 4 in the chart, the DC on either side of the “DC TR DC” are also originating in that corner stitch. They’re all 5 sts in one corner st.

      For round 5 instead of corner space like Round 2 has, you’ll be working into the TR corner stitch that round 4 has.

      Hope this helps!
      Rachele C.

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  2. Rachele,

    First off, I love the squares and colors for this CAL.

    Second, I have tried MULTIPLE times tonight to connect with the links you posted here to donate to your friend with Renal Cancer. All I’m getting is

    This site can’t be reached

    paypal.me took too long to respond.
    Search Google for paypal me VVCALdonate
    ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

    I finally was able to connect by going to the https://paypal.com/paypal.me/VVCALdonate. The link you have above is not https, it’s http and then you have paypal.me right after the http:// address part instead of putting paypal.com first and then paypal.me/VVCALdonate. Maybe that is why it didn’t connect?

    Praying for your friend.

    Lynda

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for your efforts! For me it’s complete opposite – the links on the page work for me, but your printed link leads me to an error.. The https comes up automatically as a redirect from the http, so I don’t have to type the “s” . Could be something with the browser? But the internet is still a mystery to me! Thank you for your kindness 🙂 Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!
      Rachele C.

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