Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 17

Welcome to the seventeenth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

We’ve made 38 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: Lincoln –  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
  • 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 2 li’l squares!


ONE SQUARE THIS WEEK! To get us on track for 2 squares for the remainder… I was on an odd number week when I started doubling up the squares.


2 Squares and the color in which I worked them:

Lincoln Square

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

Charted instruction:

IMG_3272Written 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, 15 DC, join with slip st in Beg DC _16 DC total_

Round 2: Beg TR, (chain 2, TR) 15 times, Chain 2, join with slip st in Beg TR _16 TR, 16 chain-2 space total_

Round 3: Beg DC, 2DC in first chain space, 3DC in all remaining chain spaces, join with slip st in Beg DC. _48 DC total_


Round 4: (Beg DC, chain 3, DC) in first st, ** DC, HDC, HDC, SC in next 5 sts, HDC, HDC, DC, (DC, chain 3, DC) to make corner. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat, join with slip st in Beg DC. _20 SC, 16 HDC, 16 DC, 4 chain-3 space total_

Round 5: Slip st in first chain of chain space, (Beg DC, chain 2, 3DC) in same chain space. ** (chain 1, skip 1 st, DC in next st, chain 1, skip 1, DC in next 2 sts) twice, chain 1, skip 1, DC in next st, chain 1, (3DC, chain 2, 3DC) in chain space to make corner. Repeta from ** three times, omitting final corner on third repeat. 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip st in Beg DC _52 DC, 24 chain-1 space, 4 chain-2 space total_

Round 6: 3SC in first chain space, SC in all chain-1 spaces and DC sts around, placing 3SC in 3 more corners, join with slip st in first SC _88 SC total_



  1. Carol Girvin says

    Hi, Rachele.

    I downloaded the pattern for Lincoln and found a problem. First, the underlined link in the message actually goes to Johnny square. Second, the PDF data and photo are skewed, so the pic for the print-friendly last page covers part of the diagram, and all the data from the last page has slid upward. You probably will want to repair that.

    Thanks, and thanks, too, for all the lovely patterns. I’m working to finish the Mr. Ghan CAL by Melinda Miller before tackling the VVCal, so right now I’m just accumulating the patterns. I hope to finish Mr. Ghan in a week or so. 🙂

    Carol Girvin

    • Thank you! Odd the link didn’t update.. And I’ll check out the PDF – thanks a bunch! Glad you’re enjoying 🙂

    • Hey, again! I’m trying to fix the broken link that goes to the Johnny square – I don’t see where that is. Can you tell me which link is the culprit? Ravelry? This site? That will be a big help! 🙂
      Thank you!

  2. Sandi says

    The link for Lincoln square on this page, VVCAL Week 17 goes to the Johnny square.

    • Ah thank you! I’ve unlinked it as the true PDF link is supposed to be the one in the post introduction – Thank you! 🙂

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