WIJ CAL Square 13 – Royal Stag Pattern

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Background Story and Designer's Thoughts

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Season 2 Wrapped in Jamie – Royal Stag’s Background Story

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Season 2 Wrapped in Jamie CAL – Royal Stag

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What you will need

If you have made any of the other Wrapped in Jamie squares , you have an approximate idea of the amount you need for one square. 

Claire is as big as four squares including the square border, so it will require approximately the same amount of yarn. Make sure you are rather on the generous site when calculating your yardage.

If this is your first Wrapped in Jamie design, you can get a general idea about yarn requirements here:

Wrapped in Jamie squares Yarn requirements

Here are a few yarn statistics from myself and the testers:

YarnHookGramsMeters/YardsSize
Cascade 220
200m/220yds/100g
4mm
USG/6
51g101m
111yds
23 x 23cm
9 x 9'
Hobbii Rainbow 8/4
170m/185yds/50g
3mm
US D/3
30g102m
112 yds
18 x 18cm
7 x 7"
Lincraft Makr Cotton 8
100m/109yds/50g
4mm
US G/654
60g120m
132yds
21 x 21cm
8 ¼ x 8 ¼ “
Marvel 8ply
270m/295yds/100g
4mm
US H/8
49g132m
144yds
26 x 26cm
10 ¼ x 10 ¼ “
Cascade 220
200m/220yds/100g
4mm
US G/6
51g101m
111yds
23 x23cm
9 x 9”
DMC Angel baby knitting
95m/ 104yds/50
5mm
US H/8
56g103m
117yds
20 x 20cm
8 x 8"

You will also need

  • scissors
  • darning needle to weave in ends
  • stitch markers* (some optional, some highly recommended; this could even be yarn scrap, a hair pin or a paperclip) – if you choose to use stitch markers, it will be good to have at least 4 different colours. And lots of them 😉

Reminder and Important Pattern Notes

Skipping stitches

For each special stitch you make in front, behind, around or in the front loop of another stitch from a previous round, you must leave the stitch behind or in front of the special stitch unworked (skip 1 stitch) unless instructed otherwise. A reminder to skip those stitches will be written under the special stitches for each round, not within the pattern instructions. If more than one special stitch has been worked and therefore more than one stitch needs to be skipped, a reminder is included in the pattern instructions. 

It is not necessary to skip a stitch when the special stitch is being worked over a stitch and therefore envelopes it, as it is for example the case with spike and split spike stitches, hdc-arounds or psc and psc-x.

While we skip a stitch behind a long front post stitch, a front post single crochet does not leave a lot of room for skipping (although technically we still skip at least the top loops of the stitch we fpsc around). 

The main objective here is to avoid unnecessary increases, so please keep that in mind.  

Ch1 and slip stitch

The ch1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch and will be skipped when we slip stitch into the first stitch at the end of each round.

Keep the slip stitch that closes the round loose as it will replace the stitch below as the last stitch of the next round.

Stitch markers

The use of stitch markers* is optional and mainly intended to encourage and support less experienced crocheters. If finding free front loops is easy for you, you are likely to be quicker crocheting without stitch markers. 

    • Optionalstitch markers*placements are suggested for the adventurous beginner and may not be necessary for intermediate and advanced crocheters.
    • Suggestedstitch markers* placements are considered beneficial or essential for correct and easy stitch placement for all crochet levels.

If you follow the suggested stitch markers* placements, take the stitch markers out of the stitch or front loop after the special stitches have been worked, unless instructed otherwise.

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Pattern

Underlined and coloured special stitches lead to a video tutorial related to it.  You can find a list of available tutorials here.

Begin with a Magic Circle (MC) or Double Magic Circle (DMC). 

If you are unfamiliar with the MC / DMC or don’t want to use it and you don’t mind the hole in the middle of the square, you can start with 2 ch and crocheting Round 1 into the first ch.

Round 1: Ch1, [sc, ch2] 4 times. Close your MC/DMC tightly. 

Ss into the first sc. – 1 stitch per side plus ch2 corner space

Hint: If you crochet over the loose tail for a few rounds, you won’t have to weave it in later. Changing the tail’s direction with each round or side will make it more secure.

Round 2: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in BLO] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 3 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour A/red in the free FL of the sc from Round 1

Special Stitches in Round 3:

  • tr_+1-2 in FLO treble in the front loop only of the st 1 ahead and 2 rounds below
  • fptr-anc_-1-2front post treble around the base of the st anchored 1 behind and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special st.

Round 3: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, tr_+1-2 in FLO, sc, tr-anc_-1-2] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 5 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 4:

  • 2TOG-Adcbb/fpdc/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below and
    leg 2: a front post  double crochet around the st below (= tr_+2-1 from Round 3) 
  • 2TOG-Bfpdc/dcbb/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post  double crochet around the st below 
    leg 2: a double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below
    You will be working each of these special sts over the st from the previous round (one leg in front, the other behind).

Round 4: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, 2TOG-A, sc, 2TOG-B, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 7 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Round 5

Special Stitches in Round 5:

  • tr_+2-1 in FLB treble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below it of the st 2 ahead and 1 round below 
  • tr_-2-1 in FLB treble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below it of the st 2 behind and 1 round below

Round 5: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, tr_+2-1 in FLB, sc, 3 sc in BLO, sc, tr_-2-1 in FLB] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 9 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

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Special Stitches in Round 6:

  • dcbb double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • tr_+1-2 in FLOtreble in front loop only of the st 1 ahead and 2 rounds below
  • tr_-1-2 in FLO treble in front loop only of the st 1 behind and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st.

Round 6: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, dcbb, sc, tr_+1-2 in FLO, sc, tr_-1-2in FLO, sc, dcbb, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 11 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placement: 

  • Colour A/red in the BL of the skipped st behind the tr_+1-2 from Round 5
  • Colour B/blue in the BL of the skipped st behind the tr_-1-2 from Round 5

Note:  You will be working dcbbs in the back loops of those skipped sts in Round 7, so they will be made in the background layer of your work. 

In Round 8, you will work special sts in the front loops of these same skipped sts, which means they will appear in the front / image layer. While anchored in the image layer, the special sts in Round 8 are worked behind the trebles made in this round (Round 6), not over them. 

If using st markers, switch them from the back loops to the front loops after you made the dcbbs in Round 7.

Special Stitches in Round 7:

  • hdcbb-x in BLO half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the back loop only of the st behind and (2 rounds) below (A/red and B/blue stm)
  • fptr-L_+3-1front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st
    3 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-3-1front post treble around the st 3 behind and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st. If using, switch the stm from the BL to the FL of the same st.

Round 7: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, fptr-L_+3-1, 2 sc, hdcbb-x in BLO (red stm), sc, hdcbb-x in BLO (blue stm), 2 sc, fptr_-3-1, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 13 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 8:

  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below  
  • fptr_+2-1 front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below
  • fptr_-2-1 front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below
  • fpdtr_0-3front post double treble around the st 3 rounds below
  • fpdtr-L_0-3front post double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 3 rounds below 
  • dtr-U_+2-3 in FLOdouble treble under the st it is crossing in front loop only of the st 2 ahead and 3 rounds below (work this st into the FL of the skipped st behind/under the tr_-1-2 in FLO from Round 6, blue stm)
  • dtr-OU_-2-3 in FLOdouble treble over the first and under the second st it is crossing in front loop only of the st 2 behind and 3 rounds below
    (work this st into the skipped st over the previous dtr, but behind/under the tr_+1-2 in FLO from Round 6, red stm)
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special stitch.

Round 8: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, fptr_+2-1, sc, dcbb, fpdtr_0-3, sc, dtr-U_+2-3 in FLO, sc, dtr-OU_-2-3 in FLO, sc, fpdtr-L_0-3, dcbb, sc, fptr_-2-1] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 15 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 9:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb-mlb – double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop that is below the “v” and between the two sts in front, into the top loops of the skipped st
  • fphtr_+1-1 front post half treble around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fphtr_-1-1front post half treble around the st 1 behind and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb and dcbb-x: in front of) each special st.

Round 9: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, dcbb, sc, fphtr_+1-1, hdcbb-x, sc, dcbb-mlb, sc, dcbb, sc, hdcbb-x, fphtr_-1-1, sc, dcbb, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 19 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Round 10

Special Stitches in Round 10:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • fptr-L_+3-1front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 3 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-3-1front post treble around the st 3 behind and 1 round below 
    Skip 1 st behind each fptr.

Round 10: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, fptr-L_+3-1, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 7 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, fptr_-3-1, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 19 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

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Special Stitches in Round 11:

  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below  
  • htr in FLOhalf treble in front loop only 
  • fptr_+2-1 front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-2-1front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below 
  • fpdtr_0-3 front post double treble around the st 3 rounds below 
  • fpdtr-L_0-3front post double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 3 rounds below 
  • fpdtr-L_+2-3 front post double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 3 rounds below 
  • fpdtr_-2-3front post double treble around the st 2 behind and 3 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st.

Round 11: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, fptr_+2-1, sc, dcbb, fpdtr_0-3, 2 sc, htr in FLO, sc, fpdtr-L_+2-3, sc, fpdtr_-2-3, sc, htr in FLO, 2 sc, fpdtr-L_0-3, dcbb, sc, fptr_-2-1] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 21 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 12:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • hdcbb-x in BLO half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the back loop only of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below the next st 
  • dcbb-mlb – double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop that is below the “v” and between the two sts in front, into the top loops of the skipped st
  • fphtr_+1-1 front post half treble around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fphtr-Ufp_-1-1front post half treble under the previously made fp around the st 1 behind and 1 round below 
  • 2TOG-Cfptr_-2-1/fphtr-L-_+1-1/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below and
    leg 2: a front post half treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below 
  • 2TOG-Dfphtr_-1-1/fptr-L_+2-1/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post half  treble around the st 1 behind and 1 round below and
    leg 2: a front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st.

Round 12: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, dcbb, sc, fphtr_+1-1, hdcbb-x, sc, 2TOG-C, hdcbb-x in BLOsc, dcbb-mlb, sc, dcbb, sc, hdcbb-x in BLO, 2TOG-D, sc, hdcbb-x, fphtr-Ufp_-1-1, sc, dcbb, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 23 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 13:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • tr_+2-2 treble in the top loops of the st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below
  • tr_-2-2 treble in the top loops of the st 2 behind and 2 rounds below
  • fptr-L_+3-1front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st
    3 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-3-1front post treble around the st 3 behind and 1 round below
    Skip 1 st behind each special st.

Round 13: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, fptr-L_+3-1, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, tr_+2-2, 5 sc, tr_-2-2, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, fptr_-3-1, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 25 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 14:

  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb-mlb – double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop that is below the “v” and between the two sts in front, into the top loops of the skipped st
  • htr in FLOhalf treble in front loop only
  • fptr_+2-1 front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-2-1front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below
  • fpdtr_0-3 front post double treble around the st 3 rounds below 
  • fpdtr-L_0-3front post double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 3 rounds below
  • fpdtr-L_+2-3 front post double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 3 rounds below 
  • fpdtr_-2-3front post double treble around the st 2 behind and 3 rounds below
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb and dcbb-mlb: in front of) each special st.

Round 14: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, fptr_+2-1, sc, dcbb, fpdtr_0-3, 2 sc, htr in FLO, 2 sc, dcbb-mlb, sc, fpdtr-L_+2-3, sc, fpdtr_-2-3, sc, dcbb, 2 sc, htr in FLO, 2 sc, fpdtr-L_0-3, dcbb, sc, fptr_-2-1] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 27 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Round 15

Special Stitches in Round 15:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • hdcbb-x in BLO half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the back loop only of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • dcbbdouble crochet into the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • fphtr_+1-1 front post half treble around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below
  • fphtr-Ufp_-1-1front post half treble under the previously made fp around the st 1 behind and 1 round below 
  • fptr_+1-2 front post treble around the st 1 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr_-1-2front post treble around the st 1 behind and 2 rounds below
  • 2TOG-Cfptr_-2-1/fphtr-L-_+1-1/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below and
    leg 2: a front post half treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below
  • 2TOG-Dfphtr_-1-1/fptr-L_+2-1/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post half  treble around the st 1 behind and 1 round below and
    leg 2: a front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb: in front of) each special st.

Round 15: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, dcbb, sc, fphtr_+1-1, hdcbb-x, sc, 2TOG-C, hdcbb-x in BLOsc, fptr_+1-2, 2 sc, dcbb, sc, dcbb, 2 sc, fptr_-1-2, sc, hdcbb-x in BLO, 2TOG-D, sc, hdcbb-x, fphtr-Ufp_-1-1, sc, dcbb, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 29 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

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Special Stitches in Round 16:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbbdouble crochet into the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • fptr_+1-2 front post treble around the st 1 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr_-1-2front post treble around the st 1 behind and 2 rounds below
  • fptr-L_+3-1front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 3 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-3-1front post treble around the st 3 behind and 1 round below
    Skip 1 st behind each special st.

Round 16: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, fptr-L_+3-1, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, dcbb,  sc, fptr_+1-2, 3 sc, fptr_-1-2, sc, dcbb, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, fptr_-3-1, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 31 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 17:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb-mlb – double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop that is below the “v” and between the two sts in front, into the top loops of the skipped st
  • htr in FLOhalf treble in front loop only
  • fptr_0-2 front post treble around the st 2 rounds below 
  • fptr_+2-1 front post treble around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below 
  • fptr_-2-1front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below
  • fpdtr_0-3 front post double treble around the st 3 rounds below 
  • fpdtr-L_0-3front post double treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 3 rounds below
    Skip 1 st behind (dcbb and dcbb-mlb: in front of) each special st.

Round 17: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, fptr_+2-1, sc, hdcbb-x, fpdtr_0-3, 2 sc, htr in FLO, 4 sc, fptr_0-2, sc, dcbb, 3 sc, dcbb, sc, fptr_0-2, 4 sc, htr in FLO, 2 sc, fpdtr-L_0-3, hdcbb-x, sc, fptr_-2-1] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 33 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 18:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • hdcbb-x in BLO half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the back loop only of the st behind and (2 rounds) below
  • fptr-L_+1-2 front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 1 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • fptr_-1-2front post treble around the st 1 behind and 2 rounds below
  • 2TOG-Adcbb/fpdc/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below and
    leg 2: a front post  double crochet around the next st
  • 2TOG-Bfpdc/dcbb/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post  double crochet around the next st 
    leg 2: a double crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • 2TOG-Cfptr_-2-1/fphtr-L-_+1-1/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post treble around the st 2 behind and 1 round below and
    leg 2: a front post half treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 1 ahead and 1 round below
  • 2TOG-Dfphtr_-1-1/fptr-L_+2-1/<2tog2 sts together with 
    leg 1: a front post half  treble around the st 1 behind and 1 round below and
    leg 2: a front post treble from left (left-handers: from right) around the st 2 ahead and 1 round below
    Skip 1 st behind each special st. 
    You will be working 2TOG-A and 2TOG-B over the st from the previous round (one leg in front, the other behind).
  •  

Round 18: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, 2TOG-A, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, 2TOG-C, hdcbb-x in BLO4 sc, 2TOG-A, 2 sc, fptr_-1-2, sc, fptr-L_+1-2, 2 sc, 2TOG-B, 4 sc, hdcbb-x in BLO, 2TOG-D, sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, 2TOG-B, sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 35 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

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Special Stitches in Round 19:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below

Round 19: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 7 sc, hdcbb-x, 8 sc, hdcbb-x, sc, hdcbb-x, 8 sc, hdcbb-x, 7 sc] 4 times

Ss into the first sc of the starting corner. – 37 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Before moving on to Round 20, you will have a major decision to make

  1. Finishing the square without adding a Square Border OR
  2. Finishing the square with a Square Border
    1. With the same colour
    2. With a different colour

 

1 – Finishing the square without a Square Border

If you do not want to add a Square Border, finish Round 19 with a ss into the first sc of the starting corner, then work Round 20-1 below.

Round 20-1: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 37 sc in 3rd loop] 4 times

Fasten off and finish with an invisible join. – 39 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Weave in the ends.

Congratulations, your Square 13 – Royal Stag is now finished 🙂

2 – Continuing the square with a Square Border

If you do intend to add a Square Border, you can choose between four options in Season 2:

  1. BSC Square Border “Jamie, Claire and Frank” from Season 1 (SB1)
    (free pattern on web page as part of the CAL – PDF version available for purchase January 2022)
  2. BSC Square Border Scotland designed for Season 2 (SB2)
    (free pattern on web page as part of the CAL – PDF version available for purchase in the shop)
  3. Square Border Plants and Herbsdesigned by Veronika Gadulova of Tkanee (SB3) (free pattern on web page as part of the CAL – PDF version available for purchase in the shop)
  4. BSC Square Border “Scottish Cross” designed specifically for this square (SB14) (additional Square Border option  – PDF available for purchase January 2022)
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If you want to take pretty pictures, you can block your square. 

There are different ways to block a square, which I will write about in a different post.

You can go thrifty or luxurious with your blocking tools* or a mixture of both. Either way, your squares will most likely look straighter with an increased stitch definition when they have been blocked. 

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Get Royal Stag as part of the discounted bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová.

The discounted bundle is only available until 31.12.2021 – Get it now!

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Purchase Royal Stag through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop