All posts tagged: vibrant vintage cal

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Vibrant Vintage Blanket Border! 

Find this border pattern in PDF format as a Ravelry download. (Side note: if you are interested in the Vibrant Vintage CAL, I created a 45-page PDF including condensed versions of all 33 square patterns, plus two popular border options, and the lace border.  I’ve added a Ravelry ebook page for this blanket, but it will direct you to download the PDF from an outside source (URL at left hand side). Just in case Ravelry gives me trouble with it, here is the direct link to download the PDF via hosting service DocDroid.net. Ravelry will not let me add it to the library because it would be considered a duplicate upload. And of course, check out full patterns, charts, and more joining options on the main VVCAL page.) 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! I am using Stylecraft Special DK (affiliate link) Round 1: Begin in any corner and SC evenly around, putting 3 SC in each corner. Join with sl …

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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 …

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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! 🙂 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 …

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VVCAL Border – Part 1

Hi, everyone! 🙂 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 😉 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 …

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VVCAL – Week 22

Welcome to the twenty-second week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! We’ve made 56 squares so far – I think! hehe I lost count… But not much more to go!! Loving the VVCAL and feeling generous? Help me support a dear friend of mine who is battling stage 4 renal cancer, while raising 2 toddlers (one recently adopted, and one surprise successful pregnancy!). Click here to donate – any amount will help, and I genuinely appreciate it! Link leads to http://paypal.me/VVCALdonate Related Links CAL Main info page – Please read thoroughly for fully-linked weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection Find the PDF version as a free Ravelry download here: Teresa | Carolyn – PDF includes: Full pattern, charted instruction, and a condensed, printable PDF version of the pattern Ravelry group – Join if you want to! Anyone can participate in this open CAL just by following along each week – subscribe to this site, or join the Rav group if you like Facebook Group – Vibrant Vintage CAL (official) – Join if you like! Basic USA crochet terms …