Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 22

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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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: TeresaCarolyn – 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 ❤️❤️❤️😊

Teresa Square

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

Charted instruction:

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Written Instruction:

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_

 

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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

 

 

Carolyn Square

Charted Instruction:

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Written Instruction:

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_

5 comments

  1. Row 5 of Teresa is completely incomprehensible to me. I have counted, stared, counted and stared and cannot figure out what you mean. I have looked at the chart and it is not matching what I have at all. Rows 3 and 4 seem to be pretty clear but five has got me going. Can you help?

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    1. Sure!

      On each side of round 4, excluding the corners, there are 7SC, a chain 2, and 7SC. So you have joined in the first SC on round 4, ready to begin Round 5.

      You’ll skip the joining SC, and Beg DC in that next st. Then, working across the side, (in the next 11SC and the chain 2):

      DC, HDC, HDC, 5 SC, HDC, HDC, DC, DC

      Then work your corner, skip the first SC, and:

      DC, DC, HDC, HDC, 5 SC, HDC, HDC, DC, DC

      So the first and last SC of each side will be skipped. Only the center 13 sts are worked, with the chain 2 space counting as a stitch.

      Does this help? The chart should help also!
      Let me know how else I can clarify!
      Rachele C.

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