Wrapped In Jamie Border Pattern

Welcome to week 2 of the Wrapped In Jamie CAL, where you are going to learn how to crochet the Square Border (rows 20 – 30) that goes around the inner square.

The border gives the square a distinctive frame and enlarges it by 10 rows, which increases the square by about 50% (1,5 times the size of the inner square).

By now I presume you have read the Introduction page or Introduction info sheet and the Stitch Collection (free resources from the Shop) and made yourself familiar with the basic stitches used in the pattern as well as the anatomy of how the special stitches are written.

Both resources contain important information that will make your CAL easier to navigate.

Skill Level

Adventurous beginner to intermediate crocheter. (The stitches are easy, you just need to concentrate a little).

In saying that, you should be familiar with single crochet, double/treble/double treble crochet and how to work a front post stitch. If you are not, please refer to the Stitch Collection.

Recommended Yarn and Yardage

Drops Baby Merino Fingering/Sock/4ply
Gauge 24 sts x 32 rows with a 3mm/US2.5/D-3/UK 11 hook
175m/50g (191yds/1.75oz)
(available as part of  a yarn kit from Wool Warehouse)

Yarn Requirements:
Square Border: approximately 123m/135yds

Lincraft Homebrand DK/Light Worsted/8ply
Gauge 22 sts x 30 rows with a 4mm/US G/6/UK8 hook
100m/50g ( 110yds/1.75oz)
(sadly, available in Australia only)

Yarn Requirements:
Square Border: approximately 155m/170yds

Drops Paris Worsted/Aran/10ply
Gauge 17 sts x 22 rows with a 5mm/US-H/8/UK-6 hook
75m/50g (82yds/1.75oz)
(available as part of  a yarn kit from Wool Warehouse)

Yarn Requirements:
Square Border: approximately 165m/182yds

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You will also need:

  • hook as recommended for your choice of yarn
  • scissors
  • darning needle to weave in end
  • stitch markers (optional, but highly recommended; this could even be a yarn scrap)

Terminology used

This pattern uses US terminology  throughout. 

Abbreviations and the most basic stitches are explained in the Stitch Collection (which is constantly updated), stitches relevant for this specific pattern are outlined below.

Video Tutorials

A Video Tutorial for this patterns is available here:

Video tutorial for Round 24 right-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 24 left-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 25 right-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 25 left-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 26 right-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 26 left-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 27 right-handed (also embedded below)

Video tutorial for Round 27 left-handed (also embedded below coming soon)

PDF Download

An ad-free PDF in US terms is available at no cost to you.
Download includes written pattern and chart.

An ad-free PDF in UK terms is available at no cost to you.
Download includes written pattern.

If you have all the information you need to start with the pattern, simply scroll down. The pattern is provided for free indefinitely (or as long as I or those who take over from me when I am gone can manage to pay for hosting).

If you know of someone who you think might enjoy the patterns, please send them directly to this website. Thank you.

Pattern Notes:

  • We are using the Magic Circle (MC), slip stitch (ss), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half treble (htr), front post half treble (fphtr) and front post double treble (fpdtr) stitches.
  • Ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

Special Stitches:

Fphdc: Front post half double crochet – work a half double crochet around the front of the indicated st from a previous round

dtr-3a-2b: double treble in FLO of st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below next stitch

dtr-3b-2b: double treble in FLO of st 3 behind and 2 rounds below next stitch

dtr2tog: 2 double treble worked together: work a dtr into the FLO of the st 3 behind and 2 rounds below next stitch until only 2 loops remain on the hook, yo 3 times and work a 2nd dtr into the st 3 ahead and 2 rounds below next st until there are 3 loops on the hook, then yo and pull through all 3 loops

Popcorn St: work 4 dc into the indicated st (in this case the FLO of the st below next stitch) then take the hook out of the loops and insert into the top of the 1st of the 4 dcs, grab the loop from the 4th dc and pull through the first. Close the popcorn st with a ch1

Hdcaround: half double crochet around – insert the hook through both loops of the skipped st from the previous round and work the hdc encompassing the top loops of the dtr

Dcbbdouble crochet behind and below – work a double crochet into both loops of the stitch behind and 2 rounds below the next stitch (gives the pattern more depth)

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Feel free to follow your own colourway and make your insides all the same colour or make them solid or mix and match insides and borders to your heart’s content. I would like for you to make this as much as possible your CAL project and I look forward to seeing your photos.

Please tag me in any social media posts and use #wrappedinjamiecal or #desingedbyblacksheepcrochet so I can admire your work.

For those of you who asked for it, here are my recommendations for colour choices for the borders:

Jamie

Claire

Scotland

Pattern Chart

The fabulous CAL – Crochet A Long Charter Naomi has created a crochet chart for those who prefer to use them over written instructions.

Thanks to Jo for her excellent editing.

You can download a free printable version from the shop. (Comes with the US terms Border Pattern)

Mind you, even if you rather follow the written pattern, the chart is a great visual reference to help with stitch placement if you are ever unsure.

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Translations

Thanks to the CAL – Crochet A Long translator team, we (will) have this border pattern available in several languages, including German, UK terms, French, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Russian, Dutch and others.

You can find the PDFs on this page:

Wrapped In Jamie CAL Translations

Please note that some translations are not finished yet, but will be added shortly. Pattern in bold and underlined can already be downloaded.

Remember

Remember to skip a st in the current round for each st worked around or in FLO of a previous round, unless instructed otherwise as explained in the Introduction!

The Pattern

Round 20:

If you choose to use a different colour for the border, after row 19 is the perfect time to fasten off the first colour, weave in the tails and attach the new colour in any of the corners.

Although you could add the new colour in any way you wish, the neatest 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.

**Ch1 does NOT count as a stitch

From here on, please make sure to find the first stitch, as it may sometimes be hidden by the second sc of the corner (sc, ch2, sc)

Round 20: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in the 3rd loop of each st across {37 sc on each side of this round}] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first sc of the starting corner. – 39 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

20.1- 1 – slip knot; 2 – insert hook in ch2 corner space and pull through

20.2 – complete the sc 

20.3 (sc, ch2, sc) in corner space

Round 21: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc across {39 sc on each side of this round}] 4 times.

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

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Round 22: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, [2 sc, sc in BLO of next st] 13 times, 2 sc] 4 times.

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

Round 23: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 12 sc, popcorn st, 17 sc, popcorn st, 12 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first sc of the starting corner. – 45 sts plus ch2 corner space per side

Hint: Each popcorn st is worked into a FLO of the round below

23.1 – Popcorn in 4th FLO 1 round below

23.2 – Skip indicated st

23.3 – Popcorn in 10th FLO 1 round below

23.4 – Skip indicated st

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Video for Round 24 is embedded below the photo tutorial

Round 24: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, dtr3a-2b, 2 sc, sc in BLO, 2 sc, ^ [dtr-3b-2b, 2 sc] twice, dtr2tog, 2 sc, [dtr-3a-2b, 2 sc] twice, sc in BLO, 2 sc, repeat once from ^ , dtr-3b-2b, sc] 4 times.

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

Hint: Each dtr2tog is directly above a popcorn st from round 23

The “rhythm” of the dtr and popcorn sts for rounds 24-28 is:

ahead – pop – back – back – together – ahead –
ahead – pop – back – back – together – ahead –
ahead – pop – back

24.1 – sc, dtr3a-2b in 1stFLO of round below

24.2 – skip indicated st 

20.3 dtr-3b-2b in 1st FLO of round below

24.4- skip indicated st

24.5 – dtr-3b-2b in 2nd FLO of round below

24.6  skip 1 st, sc in next (indicated)

24.7- dtr2tog with leg into indicated FLOs

24.8 – skip indicated st 

24.9  dtr-3a-2b into indicated FLO

24.10 – skip indicated st

24.11 – dtr-3a-2b into indicated FLO 

24.12  dtr-3b-2b in FLO of same st as before

24.13 – dtr-3b-2b in next FLO

24.14 – skip indicated st 

24.15  dtr2tog around popcorn st with 1 = 1st leg, 2 = 2nd leg

24.16 – skip indicated st

24.17 – dtr-3a-2b in next FLO 

24.18  skip indicated st

24.19 – dtr-3a-2b in last FLO

24.20 – skip indicated st

24.21  dtr-3b-2b in SAME FLO as before

24.22 –skip indicated st

Border Round 24 Right-Handed

Border Round 24 Left-Handed

A video for this round (Round 25) is embedded under the photo tutorial.

Special stitch in round 25:

Hdcaround – insert the hook into the stitch below the dtr (=the stitch that was skipped in the previous round) from front to back and work a hdc, encompassing all loops in between within the stitch  

Round 25: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, hdcaround , ^ 2 sc, popcorn st,  (2 sc, hdcaround) twice, 2 sc, dcbb, (2 sc, hdcaround) twice, repeat once from ^, 2 sc, popcorn st, 2 sc, hdcaround, 2sc] 4 times.

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

25.1 – Popcorns into indicated stitches

25.2 – dcbb behind dc2tog from previous round

25.3 – hdcaround indicated st

25.4 – popcorn st in indicated st

25.5 – hdcaround indicated st

25.6 – dcbb into top of popcorn st

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Border Round 25 Right-Handed

Border Round 25 Left-Handed

Round 26: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, sc in BLO, 3 sc, (dcbb, 8 sc, sc in BLO, 8 sc) twice, dcbb, 3 sc, sc in BLO, 2 sc] 4 times.

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

Hint: The dcbb is behind the popcorn st from the previous round. The sc in BLO are directly above the dtr2tog from Round 24

26.1 – sc in BLO of indicated stitches

26.2 – dcbb behind popcorn stitches from previous round

26.3 – stitches between indicators are 1st repeat of (dcbb, 8 sc, sc in BLO, 8 sc)

26.4 – stitches between indicators are 2nd repeat of (dcbb, 8 sc, sc in BLO, 8 sc)

A video for this round is embedded below the photo tutorial

Special stitch in Round 27:

dtr2tog – double treble 2 together with 1st leg through the 2 vertical loops of the hdcaround from Rnd 25 (2 sts behind and 2 rounds below) and second leg through the vertical loops of the hdcaround from Round 25 (2 sts ahead and 2 rounds below) PLUS the horizontal loop at the top of the dtr from round 24 (to the left of the hdcaround)

Round 27: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 3 sc, popcorn st, 3 sc, ^ dtr2tog, [2 sc, dtr-3a-2b] twice, 2 sc, popcorn st, [2 sc, dtr-3b-2b] twice, 2 sc, repeat from ^ once, dtr2tog, 3 sc, popcorn st, 3 sc] 4 times.

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

27.1 – Popcorn stitch into indicated FLOs

27.2 – dtr2tog into indicated stitches (hdcarounds)

27.3 – dtr-3a-2b and dtr-3b-2b around indicated loops

27.4 – Popcorn stitch into indicated st

27.5 – dtr2tog with legs into indicated sts

27.6 – dtr-3a-2b into indicated st

27.8 – dtr-3a-2b into indicated st

27.9 – popcorn st into indicated st (FLO 1 round below)

27.10 – dtr-3b-2b into indicated st (same as before)

27.11 – dtr-3b-2b into indicated st (hdcaround)

Border Round 27 Right-Handed

Border Round 27 Left-Handed (coming soon)

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Round 28: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, dcbb, sc, (2 sc, fphdc) 3 times, 2 sc, dcbb, (2 sc, fphdc) 5 times, 2 sc, dcbb, (2 sc, fphdc) 3 times, 3 sc, dcbb, 4 sc] 4 times.

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

28.1 – dcbb into indicated sts (behind the popcorns form previous round)

28.2 – fphdc around indicated sts (dtr2tog from previous round)

Alternative Round 28: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, dcbb, 3 sc, fphdc, (2 sc, hdcaround) twice, 2 sc, dcbb, (2 sc, hdcaround) twice, 2 sc, fphdc, (2 sc, hdcaround) twice, 2 sc, dcbb, (2 sc, hdcaround) twice, 2 sc, fphdc, 3 sc, dcbb, 4 sc] 4 times.

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

Alternative Round 28 – 28.3 – 1 – fphdc; 2 & 3 – hdcaround

Round 28 – 28.4 – 1 & 2: hdcaround;
3: fphdc as in pattern (28.2)

28.5 – fphdc around dtr2tog

28.6 – fphdc around dtr

28.7 – fphdc around dtr

28.8 – dcbb

28.9 – fphdc around dtr

28.10 – fphdc around dtr

Alternative Round 28:

28.11 – fphdc as in 28.5

28.13 – hdcaround next st as indicated above

27.14 – insert hook into indicated st for hdcaround

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Round 29: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc across {55 sc on each side of this round}] 4 times.

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

Round 30: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc across in 3rd loop {57 sc on each side of this round}] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first sc of the starting corner. Fasten off and weave in ends. – 59 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Congratulations! Your Border is now finished and your square complete.

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