WiJ Season 2 Square Border Scotland

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Hundreds of hours have gone into the creation of this pattern that you can access for free.

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Background Story and Designer's Thoughts

If you are interested in the background story and thoughts about the inspiration for design, colour and choice of stitches used, you can do that here:

Season 2 Wrapped in Jamie – Square Border Scotland (not live yet)

Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Image Overlay Crochet Terminology 'Petranese' explained

“Petranese” is the Black Sheep Crochet way of writing Image Overlay Crochet patterns. 

If you are not yet familiar with this system, you can study your free copy of  Image Overlay Crochet (IOC) terminology ‘Petranese’ explained – Basics document with explanations, instructions and photo tutorials for some special stitches and techniques that is included in the pattern purchase.

Alternatively, check out our library of tutorials:

‘Petranese’ explained tutorials
‘How to…’ tutorials

Video Tutorials

You can find all video tutorials for this and other released squares in my YouTube Channel for Black Sheep Crochet, where you can also subscribe for automatic notification when new videos are uploaded.

All videos are  in “Germanised British English US crochet terms Petranese”.

This means I am using Image Overlay Crochet abbreviations based on US crochet terminology, British/Australian speech and grammar for instructions and narrations, ‘spiced’ and ‘enriched’ with germanised expressions due to not being a native English speaker. 

NO VIDEO TUTORIAL MAY BE CREATED FROM THIS PATTERN – IN ANY LANGUAGE – WITHOUT THE DESIGNER’S WRITTEN PERMISSION!

Permission to translate the pattern into Czech has been granted to Veronika Gadulová

Right-handed video

Left-handed video

PDF download

As mentioned, hundreds of hours go into the design and creation of the written pattern, charts, photo tutorials, supporting special stitch tutorials, and the videos. 

By purchasing the ad-free PDF version of this pattern you support an independent designer and contribute to covering costs for domain, website hosting, email providers, shop features and other technical necessities. 

Besides my gratitude and appreciation, you receive the extended written pattern including extra support and features, like visuals, the special overlay crochet chart which is excellent for easy stitch placement reference, a photo tutorial and all the links listed relating to this pattern.

As an EXTRA BONUS, the extended pattern includes a Special Stitches Overview and a “Pattern in a Nutshell“, which is a simplified version of the long pattern, an extremely print friendly version for the IOC experienced crocheter to be used with the special stitches overview.  

You can find the pattern in the shop here:

Season 2 Wrapped in Jamie CAL – Scotland Square Border

Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Translations

This patterns is currently only available in Image Overlay Crochet terminology based on US terms. 

There are plans to have it translated into different languages later on. If you are experienced and would like to support the translations, please contact the designer.

THIS PATTERN MUST NOT BE TRANSLATED INTO ANOTHER LANGUAGE (EXCEPT FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE) WITHOUT THE DESIGNER’S WRITTEN PERMISSION!

Permission to translate this pattern in Czech has been granted to Veronika Gadulová

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. 

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
US G/6
70g
2.47oz
140 m
154 yds
5cm
2”
Lincraft Makr Cotton 8
100m/109yds/50g
4mm
US G/6
61g
2.15oz
122m
133yds
5.5cm
2 ¼“
Flinders 8ply
115m/126/50g
4mm
US G/6
55g
1.94oz
127m
139yds
5cm
2”

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.

Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Pattern

Underlined and coloured special stitches lead to a video tutorial related to it.  You can find a list of our growing tutorial library here.

Considerations for finishing Round 19 

To continue with the same colour for Round 20 that you used for your square, ss into the first sc of the starting corner at the end of Round 19. Skip to Round 20

To use a different colour, finish Round 19 with an invisible join. Continue below.

– 37 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

 Colour change for Round 20: Although you could add the new colour in any way you wish, a neat way is by using a standing sc. If you choose this method, omit the ch1 and the first sc at the beginning of Round 20 and continue with the ch2 after the standing sc. Otherwise, join the new yarn with a ss in any corner. 

Tip: To avoid bulking up, choose a corner other than the one where you made your invisible join to attach your new colour yarn. 

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

Round 1/21: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, ((sc in BLO, 2 sc) twice, sc in BLO, 5 sc) twice(sc in BLO, 2 sc) twice, sc in BLO, 4 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 41 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

Optional stitch marker placements 

  • Colour A/blue in the 1st, 4th and 7th free FL
  • Colour B/red in the 2nd, 5th and 8th free FL 
  • Colour C/green in the 3rd, 6th and 9th free FL 

Special Stitches in Round 2/22:

  • 2tog-A – corner tr_-3-2/tr_+3-2 in FLO/<2tog 2 treble together with 
    – leg 1: around the ch-space between the scs in the corner 3 behind and 2 rounds below and 
    – leg 2: in the front loop only of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below (A/blue stm) 
  • 2tog-B – tr_-3-2 in FLO/tr_+3-2 in FLO/<2tog 2 treble together with 
    – leg 1: in the front loop only of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below (C/green stm) and 
    – leg 2: in the front loop only of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below (A/blue stm) 
  • 2tog-C – tr_-3-2 in FLO/corner tr_+3-2/<2tog 2 treble together with 
    – leg 1: in the front loop only of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below (C/green stm) and 
    – leg 2: around the ch-space between the scs in the corner 3 ahead and 2 rounds below
  • 4dc-cluster_0-2cluster made from 4 double crochet together of the st 2 rounds below, close cluster swith ch1 (ch1 is part of this st) (B/red stm)
    Skip 1 st behind each special stitch.in the front loop only

Round 3/22: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
2 sc, 2tog-A, (5 sc, 4dc-cluster_0-2, 5 sc, 2tog-B) twice5 sc, 4dc-cluster_0-2, 5 sc, 2tog-C, 2 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 43 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Special Stitches in Round 3/23:

  • dcbbdouble crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below 
  • dcbb-mlcdouble crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop below the “v” connecting both legs of the st in front into the top loops of the skipped st 
    Skip 1 st in front of each special stitch.

Round 3/23: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
3 sc, (dcbb-mlc, 2 sc, sc in BLO, 2 sc, dcbb, 2 sc, sc in BLO, 2 sc) 3 times, dcbb-mlc, 3 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 45 sts plus twisted corner per

Optional stitch marker placements 

  • Colour A/blue in the 2nd, 4th and 6th free FL 
  • Colour C/green in the 1st, 3rd and 5th free FL 

Special Stitches in Round 4/24:

  • tr_+3-2 in FLBtreble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below (2tog st below)
  • tr_-3-2 in FLBtreble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below (same 2tog st below as before)
  • 2tog-B – tr_-3-2 in FLO/tr_+3-2 in FLO/<2tog 2 treble together with 
    – leg 1: in the front loop only of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below (C/green stm) and 
    – leg 2: in the front loop only of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below (A/blue stm)
    Skip 1 st behind each special stitch.

Round 4/24: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
sc, (tr_+3-2 in FLB, 5 sc, tr_-3-2 in FLB, 2 sc, 2tog-B, 2 sc) 3 timestr_+3-2-FLB, 5 sc, tr_-3-2 in FLB, sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 47 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

Round 5/25

Special Stitches in Round 5/25:

  • dcbbdouble crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below the next st 
  • dcbb-mlb double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop below the “v” between the two sts in front, into the top loops of the skipped st
  • dcbb-mlc – double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop below the “v” connecting both legs of the st in front into the top loops of the skipped st 
    Skip 1 st in front of each special stitch.

Round 5/25: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
(2 sc, dcbb-mlb, 5 sc, dcbb, 2 sc, dcbb-mlc) 3 times2 sc, dcbb-mlb, 5 sc, dcbb, 2 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 49 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Special Stitches in Round 6/26:

  • corner tr_+3-2 treble around the ch-space between the scs in the corner 3 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • corner tr_-3-2 treble around the ch-space between the scs in the corner 3 behind and 2 rounds below 
  • tr_+3-2 in FLB treble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • tr_-3-2 in FLB treble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below 
  • 2tog-D – tr_-3-2/tr_+3-2/<2tog 2 treble together with 
    – leg 1: in the top loops of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below and 
    – leg 2: in the top loops of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below 
    Skip 1 st behind each special stitch.

Round 6/26: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
3 sc, corner tr_-3-2, (2 sc, 2tog-D, 2 sc, tr_+3-2 in FLB, 5 sc, tr_-3-2 in FLB) 3 times2 sc, 2tog-D, 2 sc, corner tr_+3-2, 3 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 51 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

Special Stitches in Round 7/27:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet through both loops of the next st AND through both loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb-mlc double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below; insert the hook in front of the middle loop below the “v” connecting both legs of the st in front into the top loops of the skipped st
    Skip 1 st in front of each dcbb.

Round 27: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
sc, (sc in BLO, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc, dcbb-mlc, 2 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc) 4 timessc in BLO,  sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 53 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Optional stitch marker placements 

  • Colour B/red in each free FL
Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

Special Stitches in Round 8/28:

  • tr_+3-2 in FLB  treble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below of the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below 
  • tr_-3-2 in FLB treble anchored in the front loop and the loop directly below of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below 
  • 4dc-cluster_0-2 in FLOcluster made from 4 double crochet together in the front loop  of the st 2 rounds below, close cluster with ch1 (ch1 is part of this st)
    (B/red stm)
    Skip 1 st behind each special stitch.

Round 8/28: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
(2 sc, 4dc-cluster_0-2, 2 sc, tr_+3-2 in FLB, 5 sc, tr_-3-2 in FLB) 4 times2 sc, 4dc-cluster_0-2, 2 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner.  – 55 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Special Stitches in Round 9/29:

  • hdcbb-x half double crochet through both loops of the next st AND through both loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below 
  • dcbb double crochet behind and (2 rounds below) below
    Skip 1 st in front of each dcbb. 

Round 29: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 
3 sc, (dcbb, 2sc, hdcbb-x, 5 sc, hdcbb-x, 2 sc) 4 timesdcbb, 3 sc] 4 times

Ss in the first sc of the starting corner. – 57 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Round 10/30

Round 10/30: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 57 sc in 3rd loop] 4 times

Fasten off and close the round with an invisible join, weave in ends. – 

59 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Congratulations, your Scotland Square Border is now finished 🙂

You can add it to any of the Wrapped in Jamie CAL squares or any square that finishes with a stitch count of 39 stitches (plus corner space) per side.

This Square Border looks especially nice with the Season 2 patterns

Or try it Veronika’s square contributions

You can find the links to these patterns and their background stories as well as all other Wrapped in Jamie CAL Season 2 squares here (once they are released):

https://blacksheepcrochet.com/wrapped-in-jamie-cal-season-2-squares/

Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop 

The border is occasionally shown with a square (here: Square 18 – Clover not yet available).

A square is NOT part of this border pattern, but you can find compatible patterns here:

WiJ Square Patterns Season 1

and here:

WiJ Square Patterns Season 2

Alternatively, check out the freshly released  Pattern Bundle, including

available here: 
https://blacksheepcrochet.com/product/wrapped-in-jamie-pattern-bundle-s2-1/

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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Support Your Designer

Scotland is the perfect square border for your Season 2 squares:

Add it to the squares of our freshly published pattern bundle, containing S13 – Royal Stag, S14 – Scottish Cross and S21 – Dragonfly (the first of four square pattern contributions by Veronika Gadulová)

Add the Scotland Square Border pattern to your Ravelry cart 

Not on Ravelry?

Purchase SB2 Square Border Scotland through the Black Sheep Crochet Shop