Vibrant Vintage CAL
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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! πŸ™‚

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 😁😁❀️

12 Comments

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  2. Will continue my border this evening. So glad you have given close up with the various colours….convinces me that I will do mine with combination of colours too!

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    • That’s great! I was sold for about a half a second on the all cream border until I searched through my photos for the color border.. It’s prettier to me too! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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  3. Susan Carrington says

    Loving doing this. I would have found it helpful to be told at the end of tge foundation rows that it needs to have an odd number of 2ch spaces. For some reason i haven’t, and I’ve had to fudge the first round of V stitches slightly ( though I’m sure I’m the only one who will notice!)

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    • Ah shoot! I thought all would be perfect with the 4sc + 1 repeat on the first foundation round. I thought that would set you right for the chain-2 spaces no matter what. Darn, I’m sorry!! I’ll see if I can figure out how to fix it so it always works.

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      • Sue Carrington says

        Thanks. It’s probably me – one side was fine but the other 3 weren’t yet I was sure I’d done the same number. I now have 55 sets of V stitch on 3 sides and 56 on the 4th – will this be a problem?

        On row 4, should there be a chain 1 in between the 2DC clusters? It seems a little tight – will it go looser on the next round?

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      • Ah I see – no shouldn’t be a problem with the extra v-stitch on one side nobody will notice πŸ™‚

        As for the round 4 – on the next round we will be working chain 2 loops again, with SCs in the chain-1 spaces and in between 2DC clusters. So the chain-2 loops may open it up for you! I don’t have a space on mine. πŸ‘πŸ»
        – Rachele

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  4. Joyce White says

    Hi there Just wondering if part 3 has been posted? Hope all is well with you. Jo x ________________________________________

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