VVCAL Border – Part 1

Hi, everyone! πŸ™‚

It’s been a while because y’all may know, I’m nose-deep in writing a blanket pattern book – Woohoo!

This week we are starting the border. Today I’ll post just the foundation rounds. You can add this border on ANY blanket, so if you have a blanket that needs edging, get it out and let’s do it!

The foundation rounds are just SC, but they’re very important because they’ll make the rest of the border flow easily and hopefully without having to “fudge” stitches. That’s why we have a whole week to get it right! Also as I said before, this edging will work with any size or join method.

Okay ready to start?? I know y’all have been waiting very patiently πŸ˜‰

Please read through fully before beginning!

VVCAL Blanket Border Part 1 (Foundation Rounds)

Round 1: SC round

Begin in any corner and SC evenly around, putting 3 SC in each corner. Join with sl st in first SC. Do not cut yarn.

NOTE**It’s important to make sure you have the corner stitches, with a multiple of 4+1 on each side, like this:

Corner SC, multiple of 4 SC + 1, corner SC

Example of a side with correct amount of stitches:

Corner SC, 101 SC, corner SC

If you have DC or SC around your blanket before you begin, then use Round 1 to correct your stitch count, increasing or decreasing a couple stitches on each side as necessary to get the count right.

If you have chain loops around your blanket, you can divide up the count and evenly SC in each chain loop to get the count correct. If you have to make one loop with an extra SC, it’ll be okay I promise! The border will be so stunningly beautiful, nobody will notice. Make it in the center if it’s bugging you 😜😜

If you used Celtic Lace Join, you have larger loops around the blanket, and working just one SC round may come out lumpy. If this is the case, you can try a DC round first, then a final SC round. Just be sure the final SC round has the correct stitch count as above.

Round 2: Chain-2 loop round

**(SC, Chain 2, SC) in corner stitch to make corner. (Chain 2, skip 1, SC) across to the next corner, skip 1, repeat from ** around the blanket .. At the end of the round, chain 2, skip 1, join with sl st in first SC. Do not cut yarn.

These 2 rounds will be the foundation you need to start the V-stitch portion along with the beginning of the beautiful corners.

I have some wonderful eye candy for you to look at! So many of you are posting your progress pics in the Facebook and Ravelry groups, and in the #VVCAL hashtag on Instagram. I’ve pulled some really lovely blankets from the hashtag to feature! Looks like I have some following to do – all of the tagged VVCAL pics are stunning!!