Vibrant Vintage CAL

Crochet Motif – Vibrant Vintage Blanket -Alma and William 

Welcome to the Alma and William Squares!

These squares were originally published for the Vibrant Vintage Crochet-along (VVCAL) in 2016.

Related Links

  • VVCAL Ravelry ebook – Neat photos of all 33 squares, each with a link to its blog post. Favorite the patterns, add them to your queue, see others’ projects, and more!
  • COMING SOON! Quick-download Vibrant Vintage Blanket PDF (Etsy) – The entire VVCAL 33-squares collection, condensed and updated for clarity, in a tidy PDF, along with my preferred joining method and the updated wide lace VVCAL border. Yes, all of these patterns are available separately for free, but the updated and condensed printable PDF has everything for the Vibrant Vintage Blanket in one place for a small fee of $4. (Includes charts and written instruction.) You may also find this PDF on Craftsy, if you prefer.
  • Facebook Group – Vibrant Vintage CAL (official)

Recommended Yarns

Try this CAL in a super soft DK weight yarn with a huge color range, such as (affiliate links):

 

William Square

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

Charted instruction:

IMG_3501Written Instruction:

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 1, (3DC, chain 1) 3 times, 2DC, join with sl st in Beg DC _12DC, 4 chain-1 space total_



Round 2: All in first chain space: (Beg DC, chain 1, 3DC), ** Chain 1, (3DC, chain 1, 3C) in next chain space to make corner, repeat from ** 2 times, chain 1, 2DC in first corner to complete it. Join with slip st in Beg DC._24 DC, 8 chain-1 space total_

Round 3: All in first chain space: (Beg DC, chain 1, 3DC) ** chain 2, (DC, chain 1, DC) in next chain space, chain 2, (3DC, chain 1, 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. _32 DC, 8 chain-1 spaces, 8 chain-2 spaces total_

Round 4: All in first chain space: (Beg DC, chain 1, 3DC) ** chain 3, (DC, chain 2, DC) in next chain-1 space, chain 3, (3DC, chain 1, 3DC) in next chain space to make corner. Repeat from ** three times, omitting final corner on third repeat, 2DC in first corner to complete it. Join with slip st in Beg DC _32 DC, 8 chain-1 spaces, 8 chain-3 space total_


Round 5: All in first chain space: (Beg TR, chain 1, 4TR) ** 4DC in next chain space, 3DC in next chain space, 4DC in next chain space, (4TR, chain 1, 4TR) to make corner. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat, 3TR in first corner to complete it, join with slip st to Beg TR. _32 TR, 44DC, 4 chain 1 space total_

Round 6: 3SC in first chain space. SC in all sts around, placing 3SC in 3 more corners. Join with a slip st in first SC. _88SC total_


Alma Square

Charted instruction:

NOT YET AVAILABLE! I’ll take a photo of it tomorrow 🙂

Written Instruction:

Note: this is like a mini version of the Circle of Friends square by Priscilla Hewitt 🙂

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 TR, 15TR, join with sl st in Beg TR _16TR total_


Round 2: (SC, TR) in all sts around, join with Sl st to first SC _16 SC, 16 TR “bobbles”  total_

Round 3: SC in first st, (chain 2, SC) 15 times, chain 2, join with sl st in first SC _16 SC, 16 chain-2 space total_


Round 4: All in first chain space: (Beg TR, DC). ** 3HDC in next chain space, 3SC in next chain space, 3HDC in next chain space, (DC, TR, DC) in next chain space to make corner. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat. DC in first corner to complete it. Join with sl st in Beg TR. _4TR, 8DC, 24 HDC, 12 SC total_

Round 5: In first st: (SC, TR, SC) to make corner. ** (TR, SC) 5 times across, TR, make corner in next st. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat. Join with sl st in first SC. _28 TR “bobbles”, 28 SC total_


Round 6: 3SC in first st, SC in all sts around, placing 3SC in 3 more corners. Join with Sl st in first SC. _64 SC_

Round 7: All in corner SC: (Beg TR, 2DC) ** (chain 1, skip 1 st, DC in next st) 7 times, chain 1, (2DC, TR, 2DC) in corner st to make corner. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final corner on third repeat. 2DC in first corner to complete it. Join with sl st in Beg TR. _44DC, 4 TR, 32 chain-1 space total_

Round 8: 3SC in corner st, SC in all sts and chain spaces around, placing 3SC in 3 more corners. _88 SC total_

 

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10 replies »

  1. Hi there, in week 19 Alma square round three. Not sure if I understand the instructions. Are the SC all done into the SC of round 2 with chain-2 in between? Thanks, Lyn

  2. Hi there! Yes that’s correct! I see my chart is an older version of the square where I used puff stitches instead of (SC, TR) bobbles – I’ll be fixing that!! But your description is correct 🙂

    • You can definitely work that round from the wrong side (flip the square over and work on the wrong side). That will solve it for you! 🙂
      Happy crafting!
      Rachele C.

  3. Hi Ramona, I love your CAL and can’t wait to finish it! I am using your charts to crochet from. Will the Alma Square chart be available soon? Thank you very much for this gorgeous pattern.

    • Ah yes! I have to redo that chart because I messed up on a round – I’ll see if I can fix it this week. Thanks for the reminder 😉 Glad you’re enjoying the CAL!
      RC

  4. Hi! Could you make the chart for the Alma square? I’m still working on the Dutch translations and would love to be able to include it in the blog about the Alma square. Thank you ever so kindly!