Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 18

Welcome to the eighteenth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

We’ve made 40 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 πŸ™‚

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: Laura | Lupita– 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 4 new β€œFancy” granny square patterns. All you need to do this week is make 4 li’l squares!

 

 

2 Squares and the color in which I worked them:

  • Laura Square – SSDK: Aster
  • Plain Granny: Solid – SSDK: Wisteria
  • Lupita Square – SSDK: Sherbet
  • plain granny solid – SSDK: Spring Green

Laura Square

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

Charted instruction:

IMG_3400

Written Instruction:

Special stitches:

Beg HDC = Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)

Beg TR = (SC, Chain 2)

Beg Popcorn = Beg DC, 3DC in same st, remove working loop from hook, insert hook in Beg DC, pull working loop through to front of work, closing Beg Popcorn

Popcorn = 4DC in same st, remove working loop from hook, insert hook in first DC, pull working loop through to front of work, closing Popcorn

Beg Cluster = Beg DC, Work 3 DC in same space, leaving behind 1 loop on hook after each DC. YO, draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

Cluster = Work 4 DC in space indicated, leaving behind one loop on the hook with each DC. YO, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook.

 

Round 1: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring. All in ring, work 8 SC join with slip st in first SC _8SC total_

Round 2: Beg Popcorn in first SC, (chain 3, Popcorn in next st) 7 times, Chain 3, join with slip st in Beg Popcorn _8 Popcorn, 8 chain-3 space total_

 

Round 3: In first chain space: (Beg Cluster, chain 3, cluster). ((chain 3, cluster) twice in next chain space) 7 times, chain 3, join with slip st in Beg Cluster. _16 cluster, 16 chain-3 spaces total_

Round 4: (Beg DC, chain 2, 3DC) in first st, ** 3HDC in next chain space, 3SC in next chain space, 3HDC in next chain space, (3DC, chain 2, 3DC) in next chain space to make corner, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat, 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with slip st in Beg DC. _24 DC, 24 HDC, 12 SC, 4 Chain-2 space total_

 

Round 5: 3SC in first chain space to make corner, SC in all sts around, putting 3SC in 3 more corners, join with slip st in first SC. _72 SC total_

Round 6: Note: Bobble Round – Feel free to turn work and make this round from the Wrong Side, if you feel like your TR bobbles will not show up on the front. I do not turn work, but you may want to. ** (SC, TR, SC) in corner st to make corner, (TR, SC) 8 times across, TR in next st, repeat from ** 3 times, join with sl st in first SC. _40 SC, 40 TR total_

 

Round 7: 3SC in corner st, SC in all sts around, placing 3SC in 3 more corner sts. Join with sl st in first SC. _88 SC total_

 

 

Lupita Square

Charted Instruction:

IMG_3399

Written instruction

Special stitches:

Beg HDC = Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)

Beg TR = (SC, Chain 2)

Beg Puff St = stretch loop until it is about the height of an HDC. (YO, insert hook in same space, YO draw yarn through) 3 times, YO draw yarn through all loops on hook

Puff St = (YO, insert hook in same space, YO draw yarn through) 3 times, YO draw yarn through all loops on hook

Beg Cluster = Beg DC, Work 3 DC in same space, leaving behind 1 loop on hook after each DC. YO, draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

Cluster = Work 4 DC in space indicated, leaving behind one loop on the hook with each DC. YO, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook.

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

Round 1: All in ring, work Beg HDC, 19 HDC, join with slip st in Beg HDC _20 HDC total_

Round 2: Beg TR, (chain 1, TR) 19 times, chain 1, join with slip st in Beg TR _20 TR, 20 chain-1 space total_

 

Round 3: Beg Puff St in first chain space, (chain 2, puff st in next chain space) 19 times, chain 2, Join with sl st in Beg Puff. _20 Puff stitches, 20 chain-2 space total_

Round 4: Beg cluster in first chain space, (chain 3, cluster in next chain space) 19 times, chain 3, join with slip st in Beg cluster _20 clusters, 20 chain-3 space total_

 

Round 5: Slip st in first chain space. In same chain space: (Beg TR, chain 2, 3TR), ** 3DC in next chain space, 3SC in next chain space, SC in next Puff, 3SC in next chain space, 3DC in next chain space, (3TR, chain 2, 3TR) in next chain space to make corner, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat. 2TR in first corner to complete it. Join with sl st to Beg TR. _24 TR, 24 DC, 28 SC, 4 chain-2 spaces total_

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

 

 

One thought on “VVCAL – Week 18

Question? Comment? Let's chat!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s