This week marks the end of our bonus squares. With all memorable characters and events in Gilmore Girls, I could go on and on and on creating additional squares, but I won’t. I do have to end this crochet-a-long (CAL) eventually. Next week is our last week–banner week, plus a few small appliques I will be adding to my own graphgan.
I had just one bonus square planned for this week, but the members over in our Facebook group convinced me to add a few more. So, here are the 3 final bonus squares for this CAL.
I just knew I had to include a snowflake square because of the girls’ fondness for the first snow of the year. I’m from Hawaii so I understand the magic of snow from a non-snow-country perspective. I’ve never had to deal with snow in any other capacity other than on vacation (living in the Southeast of the United States, I still have this view of snow).
And what would the Gilmore Girls be without Paris Geller? She’s my favorite non-Gilmore character. She knows what she wants and makes no excuses for getting it. She’s hella smart, driven, fierce, and strong. And in true GG fashion, she has witty banter and hilarious scenes full of funny lines.
I raked my brain throughout the entire CAL trying to think of something that would represent Paris, but all the attributes I love about her are not physical and not really represented by any symbol. So, I went to my Facebook group and asked them for ideas. The best (and most popular) idea was Chilton plaid. Chilton is where we are introduced to Paris and where Rory and Paris become lifelong friends. So, I give you, Chilton Plaid:
Last but not least, I picked my favorite town tradition and turned it into a square. My favorite town tradition takes place during Season 2, Episode 13 “A Tisket, A Tasket.” It’s the Annual Stars Hollow Picnic Basket Auction, aptly named ‘Stars Hollow Bid-on-a-basket Fundraiser.’ I don’t know why I love this little tradition, but what could be a better way to raise funds for a good cause than to dine over food and good conversation? Sure, it could end badly, but with the charm of Stars Hollow, what could go wrong? (ahem…Dean…Jess…Rory…)
Here is a mock-up of Rory’s basket
meant for Dean for the auction:
I have these graphs available in several formats–PDF and png. Below you will find the links for them via Google Drive documents.
Here are the colors needed for these graphs, but for more information on the colors (alternatives), layout, and schedule for this CAL, check out this IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.
While my Gilmore Girls CAL posts will stay up and remain free, for convenience, I have also combined all of these graphs into one giant PDF file for those that would like to purchase a copy of it condensed, rather than having to hunt thru my posts. You can purchase this pattern for a small fee here on Ravelry.
Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL FB group, come and join us here.
I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is: