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 🙂

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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_