Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL – Week 23

Welcome to the twenty-third week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL!

This is our last week of squares!! Wowie! Huge thank you to everyone who has followed along 🙂 Ive enjoyed meeting all of you! Remember you can always jump in forever and ever, just tag #VVCAL on social media 🙂

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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: Amanda | Crystal– PDF includes: Full pattern, charted instruction, and a condensed, printable PDF version of the pattern
  • Ebook of all squares link HERE
  • 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:

  • Amanda Square – SSDK: Plum
  • plain Granny: multi
  • Crystal Square – SSDK: Aspen
  • Plain granny MULTI! – Choose your colors ❤️❤️❤️😊

Crystal 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)

Beg TR = (SC, chain 2)

See chart on page 3 for other special stitches

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

Round 1: All in ring, work Beg DC, 11 DC, join with sl st in Beg DC. _12 DC total_

Round 2: In st to the LEFT of joining st, Beg 4TR Cluster as follows: (Beg TR, make 3 TR sts in same st, working just up the the final step, leaving one loop behind each time, YO, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook). (Chain 3, 4TR Cluster in next st) 2 times, ** chain 5, (4TR cluster, chain 3) 2 times, 4TR cluster, repeat from ** 2 times, chain 2, TR in top of Beg 4TR cluster. This will ensure that Round 3 will begin in the center of this chain corner. _12 4TR clusters, 8 chain-3 space, 4 chain-5 space total_

Round 3: Beg DC in same spot as Round 2 finish. 2DC in same chain space. ** (chain 3, 4DC cluster in next chain space, chain 1, 4DC cluster in next chain space, chain 3, 5DC in corner chain space to make corner. Repeat from ** 3 times, omitting corner on third repeat. 2DC in first chain space to complete corner. Join with sl st in Beg DC. _8 4DC cluster, 20 DC, 4 chain-1 space, 8 chain-1 space total

Round 4: Beg 2DC cluster in st to the LEFT of joining st. chain 2, 2DC cluster in next st, ** chain 3, 4DC cluster in chain-1 space, chain 3, Make Corner as follows: [(2DC cluster in next DC, chain-2) 5 times], repeat from ** 3 times, omitting corner on third repeat. (2DC cluster in next DC, chain 2) 3 times, join with slip st in Beg 2DC cluster _20 20 2DC cluster, 4 4DC cluster, 16 chain-2 space, 8 chain-3 space total_

Round 5: 2SC in chain 2 space, SC in next st, ** 3SC in next chain space, SC in next st, 3SC in chain space, (SC in next st, 2SC in chain space) 2 times, 3SC in corner st, (2SC in chain space, SC in next st) 2 times, repeat from **  around in this manner until first SC is reached. Join with a slip st in first SC. _88SC total_

Amanda Square

Charted instruction :

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Written instruction:

Beg DC – (SC, chain 1)

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

Round 1: All in ring, work (SC, chain 8) 4 times. Join with sl st in first SC. _4 SC, 4 chain-8 space total_

Round 2: sl st in first loop, * all in chain loop: 2SC, 2HDC, 2DC, chain 3, 2DC, 2HDC, 2SC. Repeat from * in remaining 3 chain loops. Join with sl st in first SC _16SC, 16HDC, 16DC, 4 chain-3 space total_

Round 3: sl st in next SC and HDC, Beg DC in next HDC, chain 1, skip 1, DC in next DC, ** (3DC, chain 2, 3DC) to make corner, DC in next st, chain 1, skip 1, DC in next st, chain 5, skip 6 sts, DC in next st, chain 1, skip 1, DC in next st, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final DC, chain 1, DC in third repeat. Join with sl st in Beg DC _40 DC, 8 chain-1 space, 4 chain-2 space, 4 chain-5 space total_

Round 4: Beg DC in chain-1 space, DC in next 4 sts, ** make corner, DC in next 5 sts, chain 1, SC in chain-5 loop, chain 1, skip 1, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from ** 3 times, omitting final 5DC, join with slip st in Beg DC _64DC, 4SC, 8 chain-1 space, 4 chain-2 space total_

Round 5: SC in all sts, and chain-1 spaces around, putting 3 SC in all 4 chain-2 corner spaces. Join with sl st in first SC _88 SC total_

1 thought on “VVCAL – Week 23”

  1. Hi I’m working on the Crystal square which is gorgeous by the way. As I’m kinda new to crochet I just wanted to confirm in R2 is it meant to be 5 chain after the first 4TR?

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