Zodiac & Astrology CAL Month 3 – Virgo

Here we go Virgos month number 3

I hope you all enjoy it. If you have any questions please comment below, join our Facebook Group, or follow on Instagram, I will be answering questions all on platforms as quick as I can.

Points To Remember

All Squares are worked in american terms.

The Squares are actually slightly more rectangular than square, but saying the rectangles doesn’t quite sound right!

There are video tutorials linked within the pattern for the stitches specifically called on for each square.

The turning Chain/Standing DC always counts as the first stitch in the row, Click here for the tutorial on how to do a standing DC.

The Patterns

Virgo

Virgo is an earth sign, and it seems natural that their colors would include browns and greens to soothe any anxiousness they may incur.  This is a sign that loves color that comes straight from nature. The best place that a Virgo would love to unwind after a long day would be on a plush couch, in a deep brown color of course, surrounded by walls that are painted in a light tan.The most beneficial Virgo colors are deep browns and greens, which are basically natural hues that are associated with Mother Earth.

Click here for Popcorn stitch in rows tutorial

All brown stitches are popcorns

Remember the last Yarn Over of the stitch before a colour change must be in the new colour. Click here for the tutorial video

In this square all the Brown stitches are popcorn stitches.

To Start – CH 29

Row 1: (Tan) x 28
Row 2: (Tan) x 28
Row 3: (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 18
Row 4: (Tan) x 6, Brown, Tan, Brown, (Tan) x 14, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 5: (Tan) x 7, Brown, (Tan) x 15, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 6: (Tan) x 6, Brown, Tan, Brown, (Tan) x 14, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 7: (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 13, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 8: (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 13, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 9: (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 6, Brown, (Tan) x 6, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 10: (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 6, Brown, (Tan) x 6, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 11: (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, Tan, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 12: (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, Tan, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 13: (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 14: (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 4, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 15: (Tan) x 6, Brown, (Tan) x 2, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 16: (Tan) x 7, Brown, Tan, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 5, Brown, (Tan) x 3, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 17: (Tan) x 8, (Brown) x 2, (Tan) x 2, Brown, (Tan) x 7, Brown, (Tan) x 2, Brown, (Tan) x 4
Row 18: (Tan) x 9, (Brown) x 4, (Tan) x 7, (Brown) x 4, (Tan) x 4
Row 19: (Tan) x 28
Row 20: (Tan) x 28
Row 21: (Tan) x 28

Demeter

Virgo being an earth sign is very closely linked to the Goddess Demeter, Goddess of the harvest. Her constellation is said to be a beautiful women holding a sheath of corn. Greek mythology states that Demeter is the mother of the seasons. Her Daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades and taken to the underworld to live, as a result Demeter cursed the lands and stopped all crops from growing. Zeus therefore laid down a decree that Persephone would only live with Hades in the underworld for a small time each year, and therefore creating the winter. When Persephone goes back to the underworld each year Demeter kills off all the crops with cold weather, and when she returns, she starts spring and new year. Because of this i have chosen to represent the sickle and a leaf.

For this one you are going to start with a block of 21 rows of 28 DC stitches. The pattern is then cross stitched on to the top, for this you can use either a tapestry needle or your hook. Click here for the tutorial video

Here are the stitch numbers counting left to right and top to bottom on each row that you will need to do a cross stitch on.

Row 3: Brown 15

Row 4: Brown 14-16

Row 5: Brown 14-16

Row 6: Brown 14-16

Row 7: Brown 14-16

Row 8: Brown 14-16

Row 9: Brown 14-16

Row 10: Grey 14-16

Row 11: Grey 12-14

Row 12: Grey 9-12

Row 13: Grey 8-9, Green 19

Row 14: Grey 8, Green 19

Row 15: Grey 8, Green 18-29

Row 16: Grey 8, Green 18-29

Row 17: Grey 8-9, Green 18-29

Row 18: Grey 9-12, Green 19

Row 19: Grey 12-14

Row 20: Grey 14-16

If you would like to get some more definition into this square you can always over stitch with black thread to add detail to the leaf and handle of the Sickle.

Saturn

Saturn relates to time, mortality, structure, and making sure everything is in place, to get where you want to go. Saturn in the Zodiac signs determines how you build your life structure.

Saturn fares well in earnest, productivity-minded Virgo.

This bestows a methodical nature, someone not afraid of working hard. It lends extraordinary patience, with the ability to keep a schedule others find tedious. A challenge with Saturn in Virgo is making work meaningful, linking all this effort to a higher sense of purpose.

CC in this square stands for change colour 

Remember the last Yarn Over of the stitch before a colour change must be in the new colour. Click here for the tutorial video

To Start – Chain 29

Row 1-2: DC in each stitch for 28 Stitches for 2 rows (Turning Chain 2 counts a first DC)

Row 3: DC 21, CC, DC 3, CC, DC 5, Turn.

Row 4: DC 4, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 3, CC, DC 1, CC, 20 Turn.

Row 5: DC 20, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 3, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 4, Turn.

Row 6: DC 9, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 10, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 7 Turn.

Row 7: DC 7, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 10, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 9, Turn.

Row 8: DC 10, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 9, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 7,  Turn.

Row 9: DC 7, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 9, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 10, Turn.

Row 10: DC 10, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 8, CC, DC 3, CC, DC 7, Turn.

Row 11: DC 7, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 6, CC, DC 1, CC, DC 11, Turn.

Row 12: DC 12, CC, DC 6, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 7, Turn.

Row 13: DC 7, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 20, Turn.

Row 14: DC 20, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 7,  Turn.

Row 15: DC 7, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 20, Turn.

Row 16: DC 20, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 7,  Turn.

Row 17: DC 4, CC, DC 10, CC, DC 15, Turn.

Row 18: DC 15, CC, DC 10, CC, DC 4,  Turn.

Row 19: DC 7, CC, DC 2, CC, DC 20, ,  Turn.

Row 20-22, DC in each stitch for 28 Stitches for 2 rows

I hope you enjoy these first 3 squares, if you would like a little sneak preview of the next months techniques make sure you subscribe to my you tube channel as the tutorial videos will be posted before the patterns are released.

Don’t forget your share your square in our Facebook group. I am looking forward to seeing peoples colour choices and interpretations of the pattern! I have purposely left pictures of my squares out this month as I loved seeing your squares and I didn’t want to influence anyone’s choices!

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