Welcome to the twenty-second week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!
We’ve made 56 squares so far – I think! hehe I lost count… But not much more to go!!
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- 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: Teresa | Carolyn – 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:
- Teresa Square – SSDK: Bluebell
- plain Granny: multi
- Carolyn Square – SSDK: Sherbet
- Plain granny MULTI! – Choose your colors ❤️❤️❤️😊
For more info about the size of your squares, please see the Main Post.
Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1)
Picot = Chain 3, SC in previous stitch
Foundation: Ch-5 and join in first Ch to make ring.
Round 1: All in ring: work Beg DC, DC, *(Picot, 3DC) 7 times, Picot, DC, join with Sl St in Beg DC _24 DC, 8 Picot total_
Round 2: In same stitch as joining, Beg DC, (Chain 4, skip DC, skip picot, skip DC, DC in next st) 7 times, chain 4, join with SL ST in Beg DC _8 DC, 8 chain-4 spaces total_
Round 3: All in first chain space: Beg DC, 4DC (chain 2, 5DC in next chain space) 7 times, chain 2, join with sl st in Beg DC _40 DC, 8 chain-2 spaces total_
Round 4: In same st as joining, 2SC. (SC in next 3 sts, 2SC, chain 2, 2SC in next st) 7 times, SC in next 3 sts, 2SC in next st, chain 2, join with sl st in first SC _56SC, 8 chain-2 space total_
Round 5: Beg DC in st to the LEFT of join, ** DC, HDC, HDC, SC in next 5 sts including chain-2 space, HDC, HDC, DC, DC, (3C, chain 2, 3DC) in next chain to make corner, skip 1, DC. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final DC on third repeat. Join with sl st to Beg DC. _40DC, 16HDC, 20SC, 4 chain-2 space total_
Round 6: SC in all sts around, placing 3SC in all 4 corners. Join with a slip st in first SC. _88SC total
2DC Cluster – (YO, insert hook in stitch, YO, pull up loop, YO, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
Beg 2DC Cluster – Beg DC and DC in same st.. Beg does not count as stitch. When joining, join with slip st in DC, skipping over Beg DC.
Foundation: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring.
Round 1: All in ring, work 8 SC. _8 SC total_
Round 2: All in ring: work Beg 2DC Cluster, (Chain 3, 2DC Cluster) 7 times, chain 3, join with sl st in Beg 2DC Cluster _8 2DC clusters, 8 chain-3 space total_
Round 3: Slip st in first chain, SC in same chain space, (chain 5, SC in next chain space) 7 times, chain 5, join with sl st in first SC _8 SC, 8 chain-5 space total_
Round 4: slip st in first 2 chains, SC in same chain space, (chain 2, 2DC cluster in next SC, chain 2, SC in next chain space) 8 times, omitting final SC. Join with sl st in first SC _8 2DC cluster, 16 chain-2 space, 8 SC total_
Round 5: SC in same st as join, (chain 3, SC in cluster, chain 3, SC in SC) 8 times around, omitting final SC, join with slip st in first SC _16SC, 16 chain-3 space total_
Round 6: All in same st as join: (Beg 2DC cluster, chain 3, 2DC cluster) * chain 2, (SC in next chain space, chain 3) 3 times, SC in next chain space, chain 2, (2DC cluster, chain 3, 2DC cluster) in next SC to make corner, repeat from * 3 times, omitting corner on third repeat, join with sl st in beg 2DC cluster. _8 2DC clusters, 16 SC, 16 chain-3 space, 8 chain-2 space total_
Round 7: (5SC in chain space, 3SC in next 5 chain spaces) 4 times, Join with a slip st in first SC. _80SC total_
Round 8: 3SC in corner SC. SC in all sts around, placing 3SC in 3 more corners. Join with a slip st in first SC. _88SC total_