Wrapped In Jamie CAL Square 4 – Guarding His Right Pattern

Welcome to week 5 of the Wrapped In Jamie CAL, where you are going to learn how to crochet Square 4 – Guarding His Right.

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.

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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 and treble crochet. 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:
Inner Square: approximately 80m/90yds

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:
Inner Square: approximately 95m/105yds

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:
Inner Square: approximately 113m/124yds

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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, a paper clip or hair boppins)

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:

Wrapped In Jamie Video Tutorial Square 4 – Guarding His Right right-handed (also embedded below – scroll down to pattern)

Wrapped In Jamie Video Tutorial Square 4 – Guarding His Right Left-handed (also embedded below – scroll down to pattern)

PDF Download

An ad-free PDF in US terms is available for AUS$2.95. The pattern is on sale within the first week of release for AUS$2 and you can use your VIP Discount Code to reduce the price to $1.60 (approx. US$1.10 at the time of writing)

An ad-free PDF in UK terms will be available soon in the shop.

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) and treble (fphtr)
  • Ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
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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:

If you follow the Storyteller colourway, I recommend a natural or soft brown colour.

Using the yarn kits with six colours for the Diamond Kilt Claire 20, this would be my suggestion:

Jamie: solid square – petrol; mixed square – petrol for the inside square, light brown for the square border

Claire: solid square – red; mixed square – red for the inside square, cream for the square border

Scotland: solid square – grey; mixed square – grey for the inside square, light green for the square border

(Some Scotland colourways contain a light heather, others a light or dark blue or a sea grass colour. The drawing considers those three options)

Jamie

Claire

Scotland

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Pattern Chart

Sadly there is no chart for this square – yet. 

The new Black Sheep Crochet team is working on providing you a crochet chart soon. 

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Translations

The new Black Sheep Crochet Translation Team is working on translating this (and the other patterns in this CAL) into several languages. You will find the links to any translations as soon as they are available here:

Wrapped In Jamie CAL Translations

Patterns in bold and underlined can be downloaded at the links provided in the shop.

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!

Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle
ch – chain
sk – skip
st/s – stitch/es
ss or sl st – slip stitch
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
htr – half treble crochet
tr – treble crochet
dtr – double treble crochet
fp – front post
fpdc – front post double crochet
dcbb – double crochet behind and below

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Special Stitches:

tr-2a-2b – insert hook in the FLO of st 2 ahead and 2 rounds below and work a treble

tr-2b-2b – insert hook in the FLO of st 2 behind and 2 rounds below and work a treble

tr-2a-1b – insert hook in the FLO of st 2 ahead and 1 rounds below and work a treble

tr-2b-1b – insert hook in the FLO of st 2 behind and 1 rounds below and work a treble

The Pattern

Begin with a Magic Circle. If you are unfamiliar with the MC or don’t want to use it and you don’t mind the hole in the middle of the square, you can start with ch 2 and crochet round 1 into the first ch.

Round 1: Ch1, [sc into magic circle, ch2] 4 times. Close your magic circle tightly.

Ss into the first sc to close the round (keep this ss loose as it will replace the sc below).

Tip: If you crochet over your loose tail, you can save yourself having to weave ends in later.

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 2:

Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in next st] 4 times.

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

Round 3:

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

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

Round 4:

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

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

Tip: If you have trouble finding front loops, place a stitch marker in the FL of all BLO stitches, as this will make them easier to find in Round 6.

Round 5: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, tr-2a-2b (Round 3), sc, sc in BLO, sc, tr-2b-2b in same FLO as before, sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 9 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Tip: If you have trouble finding front loops, place a stitch marker in the FL of all BLO stitches, as this will make them easier to find in Round 7.

5.1 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

5.2 – skip the st behind the tr (indicated), sc in next, sc in BLO, sc

5.3 – tr-2b-2b into indicated st (same as before)

5.4 – skip the st behind the tr (indicated), sc in next

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Round 6: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, tr-2a-2b (Round 4), 3 sc, tr-2b-2b in same FLO as before, 2 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 11 sts per side plus ch2 corner space  

6.1 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

6.2 – skip indicated st

6.3 – tr-2b-2b into indicated st

6.4 – skip indicated st

6.5 – finished side

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Round 7: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, sc in BLO of next 2 sts, tr-2a-2b (Round 5), 3 sc, tr-2b-2b in same FLO as before, sc in BLO of the next 2 sts, sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 13 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

7.1 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

7.2 – skip indicated st, sc in next 3

7.3 – tr-2b-2b into indicated st

7.4 – skip indicated st

Round 8: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, sc in BLO of the next 2 sts, 5 sc, sc in BLO of the next 2 sts, 2 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 15 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

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Round 9: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc, tr-2a-2b (Round 7), sc, sc in BLO of the next 2 sts, sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 7), |sc|, tr-2a-2b (Round 7), sc, sc in BLO of next 2 sts, sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 7), sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 17 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Checkpoint: |sc| marks the middle of your side and should fall directly above the stitches with the FLOs from the beginning, respectively the 3rd sc of the 5 sc group from the previous round

9.1 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

9.2 – skip indicated st

9.3 tr-2b-2b into indicated st

9.4- skip indicated st

9.5 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

9.6  skip indicated st

9.7- tr-2b-2b into indicated st

9.8 – skip indicated st

9.9  finished side

Finished Round 9

Round 10:  Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 2 sc, tr-2a-2b (Round 8), sc, sc in BLO of the next 2 sts, sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 8), sc, tr-2a-2b (Round 8), sc, sc in  BLO of next 2 sts, sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 8), 2 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 19 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Finished Round 10

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Round 11: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in BLO of next 3 sts, tr-2a-2b (Round 9), sc, sc in BLO of next 2 sts, sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 9), sc, tr-2a-2b (Round 9), sc, sc in BLO of next 2 sts, sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 9), sc in BLO of next 3 sts] 4 times.

Sl st into the top of the first st. – 21 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Finished Round 11

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Round 12: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, (tr-2a-2b, (Round 10), 4 sc, tr-2b-2b (Round 10), sc) twice, 3sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 23 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Finished Round 12

Round 13: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 3 tr-2a-2b (Round 11), 2 sc, (tr-2a-2b, 4 sc, tr-2b-2b, sc) twice, sc, 3 tr-2b-2b] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 25 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

13.1 – tr-2a-2b into each of the indicated sts

13.2 – skip indicated sts

13.3 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

13.4 – tr-2b-2b into indicated st

13.5 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

13.6 – tr-2b-2b into indicated st

13.7 – tr-2b-2b into each of the indicated sts

13.8 – skip indicated sts, sc into the corner

Finished Round 13

Round 14: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc in 3rd loop (or bpsc) across {25 st on each side in this round}] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 27 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

14.1 – sc in 3rd loop or bpsc across

Finished Round 14

Round 15: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, (sc in BLO, sc, sc in BLO, 5 sc) twice, sc in BLO, sc, sc in BLO, 4 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 29 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Round 16: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 3 sc, {tr-2a-1b (Round 15)(pic 16.1), (sc, sc in BLO) twice, sc, tr-2b-1b (16.3), sc} 3 times, 2 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 31 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

16.1 – tr-2a-2b into indicated st

16.2 – skip indicated st

16.3 – tr-2b-2b into indicated st

16.4 – skip indicated st

Finished Round 16

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Round 17: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 4 sc, {tr-2a-1b (Round 16), (sc, sc in BLO) twice, sc, tr-2b-1b, sc} 3 times, 3 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 33 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Finished Round 17

Round 18: Ch1, {(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, 5 sc, {tr-2a-1b (Round 17), 5 sc, tr-2b-1b, sc}3 times, 4 sc] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 35 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Finished Round 18

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Round 19: Ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) into the ch2 corner space, sc (or hdc) across {35 sc on each side this round}] 4 times.

Ss into the top of the first st. – 37 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

Tip: If you find it difficult to sc in the 3rd loop, you could hdc across in Round 19. The 3rd loop will be much easier to work into then.

Alternatively you can use a smaller hook to work Round 20 or a bigger hook to work Round 19.

If you choose to use a different colour for the border, now is the perfect time to fasten off the first colour, weave in the tails and attach the new colour in any of the corners. If you are not intending to work the square border, skip to Round 20. If you want to crochet the square border, continue with that pattern now.

Changing colour for Round 20:

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.

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

Ss into the top of the first st or cut yarn and finish with an invisible join. – 39 sts per side plus ch2 corner space

The inner part of your Guarding His Right square is now finished 🙂

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