VVCAL Border – Part 2

Happy #VVCAL Day everyone!

This week we will be working the V-Stitch portion of our border.

If you haven’t yet worked Part 1, please head HERE and work the two foundation rounds so that your border will sit perfectly on ANY size blanket with ANY join.

Once the border is all done (in August!) I’ll put it all nicely charted and photographed with written instructions into a PDF to add in with the Ravelry ebook. And I’ll also add in the joining options in PDF format in the ebook at that time. Looking forward to completing this project for future crafters to enjoy forever! 🙂

For now, the border instruction will be in written format only, because sadly I don’t have time to do charts and step by step photos of it at the moment. I know that’s despicable – I promise I will get to it after an upcoming deadline passes!! When I do the chart and photos, it will all be in one place in PDF format for the ebook.


Without further ado: Part 2 of the VVCAL Border — the V-Stitch portion — 4 rounds

******NOTE!! I have had some feedback that some folks have frogged and switched to a size smaller hook for rounds 3 and 4 of this portion to combat frilling.. You may want to do the same! Or try working with a size smaller hook on all 4 rounds – might just work even better! ******

Beg DC = (SC, Chain 1) –OR– your favorite method for working the beginning DC

2DC Cluster = work 2 DC in the same spot, omitting the final step of each DC, leaving 1 loop behind on the hook. YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook. This is like a 2DC decrease, but in the one spot to form a little “Cluster”

Round 1: Join yarn in any corner chain space. (Beg DC, Chain 3, 3DC) in same chain space, *** skip 1 chain space, (DC, Chain 4, DC) all in next chain space, [skip 1 chain space, (2DC, chain 1, 2DC) all in next chain space)] repeat across to final 3 chain spaces before corner chain space. Skip 1 chain space, (DC, Chain 4, DC) all in next chain space, (3DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space. Repeat from *** around blanket to first corner. 2DC in first corner to complete it, and join with sl st in Beg DC.

Round 2: (Beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space, *** 9DC in chain 4 space to begin “Shell”, (2DC, chain 1, 2DC) in all chain 1 spaces across, 9DC in chain 4 space, (3DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space. Repeat from *** around blanket to first corner. 2DC in first corner to complete it, and join with sl st in Beg DC.

Round 3: (Beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space, *** (DC, chain 1) in first 8 DC of Shell, DC in ninth DC of Shell, (DC, chain 1, DC) in next chain 1 space, (2DC, chain 1, 2DC) in all chain 1 spaces across up to final chain 1 space. (DC, chain 1, DC) in final chain 1 space before Shell, (DC, chain 1) in first 8 DC of Shell, DC in ninth DC. (3DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space. Repeat from *** around blanket to first corner. 2DC in first corner to complete it, and join with sl st in Beg DC.

Round 4: (Beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space, *** 2DC Cluster in all 8 chain 1 spaces of Shell, DC in next chain 1 space, (2DC, chain 1, 2DC) in all chain 1 spaces across, up to final chain 1 space before Shell, DC in chain 1 space before Shell, 2DC Cluster in all 8 chain 1 spaces of Shell, (3DC, chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space. Repeat from *** around blanket to first corner. 2DC in first corner to complete it, and join with sl st in Beg DC.

And that’s it! This completes the V-Stitch portion of the VVCAL Border 😁😁❤️