Zodiac & Astrology CAL Month 4 – Libra

Here we go Libra month number 4

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.

I hope you have noticed but i have slowly been increasing the colour changes to up the difficulty. This month we introduce filet crochet. Next month we will be introducing Overlay crochet. This is considered an advanced crochet skill. If you are not familiar with it will be doing a tutorial video, but i recommend maybe doing a little swatch before next month if you have never done it before as it can be a little confusing!

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

Libra

An airy sign, the day house of the gentle and benevolent venus, the right colour for this sign is Blue . It is a colour that symbolises balance and harmony in all spheres of life. Libra is a sign of peace, harmony and symmetry and all that is aesthetic, good and beautiful . Librans have classy and impeccable taste and no one can accuse them of being gawky or overdoing things.

The other colours that harmonise with the Libran vibrations are white and pink. Black is a favourate with all the Librans as it is in this sign that the saturn gets exalted and manifests some of its best qualities. Librans go for all plain colours and avoid over-zealous mixture of too many colours. Design, symmetry and harmony are libran hallmarks and any colour that is aesthetic without being too bold and too gaudy is the libran cup of tea.

Click here for Popcorn stitch in rows tutorial

All Black 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

To Start – CH 29

Row 1: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 2: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 3: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 4: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 5: (Blue DC) x 3, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 23, (Blue DC) x 3
Row 6: (Blue DC) x 3, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 23, (Blue DC) x 3
Row 7: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 8: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 9: (Blue DC) x 3, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 7, (Blue DC) x 10, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 6, (Blue DC) x 3
Row 10: (Blue DC) x 3, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 7, (Blue DC) x 10, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 6, (Blue DC) x 3
Row 11: (Blue DC) x 7, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 12, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 6
Row 12: (Blue DC) x 6, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 14, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 5
Row 13: (Blue DC) x 6, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 14, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 5
Row 14: (Blue DC) x 6, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 14, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 2, (Blue DC) x 5
Row 15: (Blue DC) x 6, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 3, (Blue DC) x 12, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 3, (Blue DC) x 5
Row 16: (Blue DC) x 7, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 3, (Blue DC) x 10, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 3, (Blue DC) x 6
Row 17: (Blue DC) x 8, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 3, (Blue DC) x 8, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 3, (Blue DC) x 7
Row 18: (Blue DC) x 9, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 12, (Blue DC) x 8
Row 19: (Blue DC) x 10, (Black Popcorn Stitch) x 10, (Blue DC) x 9
Row 20: (Blue DC) x 29
Row 21: (Blue DC) x 29

Hephaestus

As the scales of balance, Libra is the only sign to be represented by a mechanical instrument rather than a human or animal figure. This is why in the schema of the twelve Olympians, Libra was attributed to Hephaestus, the blacksmith or divine craftsman to the Gods. Hephaestus is mostly represented by fire which seem very appropriate for Libra with a black background and the natural balance that is associated with fire.

This Square is an intarsia square.

Chain 29

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

Vulcan

So this square is supposed to be a planet square so please humour me with the planet Vulcan, I know it is a hypothetical planet, but it is also the Roman gods name who is the equivalent to Hephaestus so I thought it would be fitting. Plus there are only Nine planets in our solar system not enough to fit this whole CAL.

 

 

This square is a filet crochet square where the gaps create the background and the stitches create the pattern

I have included two charts, one showing the chain stitches and one without the symbols which I think is slightly easier to read. You just have to work on the premise if there is a gap there is a chain. Please use whichever is easier for you to follow. The chains in the gap help keep the shape of the square. I would choose a Dusky Pink for this square in keeping with the Libra colours.

To Start – Chain 29

Row 1: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 2: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 3: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 4: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 5: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 6: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 7: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, (DC) x 16, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 8: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, (DC) x 16, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 9: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, (DC) x 2, (CH) x 12, (DC) x 2, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 10: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, (DC) x 2, (CH) x 12, (DC) x 2, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 11: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 3, (DC) x 2, (CH) x 10, (DC) x 2, (CH) x 3, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 12: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, CH, (DC) x 12, CH, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 13: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, CH, (DC) x 12, CH, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 14: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 15: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 16: DC, (CH) x 2, (DC) x 22, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 17: DC, (CH) x 2, (DC) x 22, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 18: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 19: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 20: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC
Row 21: DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC, (CH) x 2, DC

I hope you enjoy these 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!