Vibrant Vintage CAL

VVCAL Border – Part 3 – Blanket finale! 

Still no charts yet as I have become a frantically busy bee! This will be much easier charted out vs having to look at this close-up photo to see what’s what, but I’ve tried to be extremely clear in the written instruction. It’s my lesson learned that cross my heart I won’t do another CAL without having all of the parts designed and finished before I begin. What was I thinking?! 🙂

In the close-up photo below, I’ve started every round in the border at once, and it shows you how each round will look when you begin it.

Part 3 of the border – I do suggest going down a hook size for this part! I always go down a hook size for finishing my borders  to prevent frilling.


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19 replies »

  1. On Round 3, does there have to be a set number ofof chain spaces ready to work the scallops of round 4?

  2. I have eagerly waiting for this post. I was a little worried seeing there were no charts but I seem to have learned enough following the CAL to follow the written direction with pictures. I really love the picture for this one where you have each individual color started… It is so clear.
    Thanks… I am going to get started right now.

    • I’m so glad you said this!! I feel a TON of guilt for not posting charts but I really don’t have time right now. They’ll get done! 😁😁

      Thanks again for your enthusiasm and support! It means a lot to me 🙂

      Rachele C.

  3. Thank you Rachele………bitter sweet coming to the end……..but what a wonderful journey. I’ve learned so mucb have made lots of other patterns while waiting for this gorgeous blanket and particularly the fantastic border. So much I could say, but I have to go do a border! Hope to see you on another CAL. Jojo, Corfu, Greece. xxx

  4. Thank you so very, very much for sharing this GORGEOUS pattern with us! You’ve been so generous to offer it for free. Thank you, thank you!

    I have my blanket joined and the first part of the beautiful border done…I’m just waiting for our weather to cool down a bit so I can finish off my treasure.

    Thanks again, Rachele!


    • Thank you so much! It’s been one of the most rewarding and educational endeavors I’ve taken on in my crochet life! Can’t wait for the next one 😊😊❤️

      Happy crafting,

    • Sure! It’s a “crochet-a-long” where we all make something together! This one has wrapped but feel free to join in any time and show your makes with #VVCAL hashtag ❤️❤️❤️ These patterns are forever free 😊😊

  5. Hi,
    at first I want to say “Thank you so much for this lovely CAL “. I’ve never participated in any CAL before although I’ve crocheted and knitted so many things in my life.
    My question is if you could tell me how many metre I’ll need for each round of the last part of the border. I want to crochet round 7 – 12 each in a different colour like you’ve done.
    Thank you

    • Thank you, Claudia! If you have 1 100g ball of each color, you will be fine 🙂 I don’t know how many meters/yards I used for each round – I apologize!
      Glad you’ve enjoyed the CAL 🙂
      Happy crafting!
      Rachele C.

  6. Oh, what a pity. I only have under 50g/130m of each colour. So, I must have a look how much yarn I need for the 6th round and than guess, what I will probably need in the following rounds

    Thank you for your answer.

  7. Thank you for this beautiful pattern!!
    As my english is not so good that I would… Could be possible to obtain a díagram with the border
    I love this CAL

    • Wow your project is absolutely gorgeous and I love that you’ve dyed your yarns naturally. Can I use 4 of your photos to do an Instagram post? Are you on Instagram? I’ll link to your Ravelry post ❤️❤️❤️

      Thank you for sharing! You rock!!