VVCAL – Week 19 

Welcome to the nineteenth week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

We’ve made 44 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: William | Alma– 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 “Fancy” granny square patterns. All you need to do this week is make 4 li’l squares!

 

 

4Squares and the color in which I worked them:

  • William Square – SSDK: Lipstick
  • Plain Granny: Solid – SSDK: Meadow
  • Alma Square – SSDK: Bluebell
  • Plain granny MULTI! – Choose your colors ❤️❤️❤️😊

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_