Vibrant Vintage CAL
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VVCAL Border – Part 3 – Blanket finale! 

Find border part 1 HERE and border part 2 HERE 

Main VVCAL page with alllll the linky love HERE


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. 


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?! 🙂 

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.

Pattern:

Special sts:

Beg DC = (SC, Ch 1) or your preferred method such as Chain 3 or “standing DC” etc.

Puff stitch = Great tutorial HERE

4DC Cluster = Tutorial HERE, but instead of working into the next 4 sts, you’ll be working the entire cluster in the same chain space, making a “coin” shape

3DC Cluster = work as 4DC Cluster, but with only 3 partial DC sts instead of 4

Popcorn stitch = Tutorial HERE 

Picot = Chain 3, SC in side of stitch just before chain 3. Picot complete. Or use picot of choice! 

Round 1 (foundation round) – if you are working multicolor, then this round is the same color as your v-stitch round (for reference in the close-up photo above, this round is maroon – please refer to it for stitch placement concerns): (Beg DC, Chain 3, 3DC) in corner chain space, *** Chain 2, SC between 3DC and 2DC cluster. (Chain 2, SC after next 2DC Cluster) 8 times. (Chain 2, SC in chain space, chain 2, SC in between v-stitches) repeat across to Shell, checking close-up photo if needed. At Shell, (chain 2, SC before next 2DC cluster) 8 times. Chain 2, SC between final 2DC cluster and first 3DC of corner, chain 2, (3DC, chain 3, 3DC) to Make Corner. Repeat from *** around blanket to beginning. 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with sl st in beg DC and finish off yarn (if multicolor border).

Round 2 (2DC round) – in close-up photo, this round is light pink: join yarn in starting corner and (beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in same corner space. *** Chain 2, (2DC, chain 1) in all 8 chain-2 spaces of Shell. 2DC in all chain-2 spaces across to next Shell. (Chain 1, 2DC) in all 8 chain-2 spaces of Shell, chain 2, Make Corner. Repeat from *** around the piece to beginning. 2 DC in first corner to complete it, join with sl st in beg DC and finish off yarn. 

Round 3 – in close-up photo, this round is cream color: join yarn in starting corner, (beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in same chain space, *** (chain 2, Puff Stitch) in all of following 9 chain spaces (refer to close-up photo above). Skip 2 DC, DC in next st. (Chain 1, skip 1, DC) across to 2 DC before next Shell. Skip 2 DC, (Puff Stitch, chain 2) in all of following 9 chain spaces, Make Corner, repeat from *** around blanket to beginning. 2 DC in first corner to complete it, join with sl st in beg DC, and finish off yarn.

Round 4 – in close-up photo this round is light Aqua: Join yarn in starting corner, (beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in same chain space, *** (chain 2, 4DC Cluster) 8 times between next 9 puff stitches (refer to close-up photo). * SC in next DC, chain 2, skip next DC (3DC cluster, chain 2, 3DC cluster) all in next DC, chain 2, skip next DC, repeat from * across to next Shell. SC in final DC just before Shell. (4DC cluster, chain 2) 8 times between next 9 Puff Sts. Make Corner, repeat from *** around blanket to beginning. 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with sl st in beg DC and DO NOT finish off yarn. Round 5 is this same color.

Round 5 – in close-up photo, this round is light Aqua: Join yarn in starting corner, (beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in same chain space, *** (chain 3, SC in next chain space) 8 times, referring to close-up photo. Chain 3, * (SC, DC) in next chain-2 space, DC in 3DC cluster, 5DC in chain-2 space, DC in 3DC cluster, (DC, SC) in chain-2 space, repeat from * across to next Shell. (Chain 3, SC in next chain space) 8 times. Chain 3, Make Corner. Repeat from *** around blanket to beginning corner. 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with sl st in beg DC, and finish off yarn.

*whew*! 2 more rounds 🙂

Round 6 – dark teal in close-up photo: join yarn in starting corner, (beg DC, chain 3, 3DC) in same chain space. *** (Chain 2, Popcorn st) in all of following 9 chain spaces. Skip 1 SC, * SC in next DC, (chain 2, skip 1, SC in next st) 4 times. Skip 2 SC, repeat from * across to next Shell. At Shell, (Popcorn St, chain 2) in all of following 9 chain spaces. Make corner, repeat from *** around blanket to beginning, 2DC in first corner to complete it, join with sl st in beg DC, and finish off yarn. 

Round 7 – final round – deep purple in close-up photo: join yarn in starting corner, (beg DC, picot, 3DC) all in same chain space. *** Chain 2, (SC in next chain space, chain 5, SC in second chain of chain-5, chain 2) 9 times. * (SC in next chain-2 space, Picot) 2 times, work 2 more Picot so you have 3 Picot in a row. Each SC used to close these 2 additional Picots will be placed in the SC from the Picot before. SC in next chain-2 space, Picot. SC in next chain-2 space, repeat from * across to next Shell. At Shell, (chain 5, SC in second chain of chain-5, chain 2, SC in next chain space) 9 times, chain 2, (3DC, Picot, 3DC) in corner space, repeat from *** around blanket to beginning, 2 DC in first corner to complete it, and join with sl st in beg DC. Finish off yarn and take a deep breath 🙂 Done!!!

The written instructions are not ideal! Charts coming in the next couple of weeks, and a PDF with all border instruction and lots more goodies to close out the VVCAL. 

I love you guys!!! Thank you for going on this journey with me and having all that patience for late posts and pattern errors ❤️❤️❤️ 

19 Comments

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  2. Sue Carrington says

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

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  3. 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.

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    • 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.

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  4. Jojo says

    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

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  5. Karen says

    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!

    Karen

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    • 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,
      RC

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    • 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 😊😊

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  6. Claudia says

    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
    Claudia

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    • 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.

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  7. Claudia says

    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.
    Claudia

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  8. Marife says

    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
    instructions??
    I love this CAL
    XXX

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    • 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!!
      RC

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