After making the star lace stitch, add the border, following written instructions below and or watching the video tutorial.
Non Standard Crochet Terms And Definitions:
[ ] Repeat or follow instructions inside the bracket
M-> Mark the stitch that follows this symbol ( It is usually used to mark the beginning stitch of the round).
Standard Crochet Terms And Definitions:
Shell Stitch = 3dc(s)-ch3-3dc(s) on specified space or stitch
Border Round 1:
After making enough rows of the 6-Pointed Star Stitch Pattern, do not break yarn. Count the number of V spaces on the side which rows start with V stitches. Duplicate the same number of spaces on each of remaining 3 sides of the square by adding ch5-sc on marked stitches. Distribute the ch5-sc stitches evenly along all sides. Do this by marking the corners and spaces where the sc should fall to meet or match the total number of spaces of the V side of the crocheted piece. Please See video tutorial on this topic for actual demo on how the marking is done.
Starting at corner, M->sc into the corner space then make another sc on the same space. Note: The marked sc is the beginning of this round and part of the corner stitch. * [Ch5, sc on next marked space] Repeat [ ] across. After the last ch5 before the corner, make 3sc(s) at the marked corner space*. Repeat * * around. After the last ch5 of the round, make a sc on the corner then slst on the marked beginning sc.
Border Round 2:
*Ch7, skip next sc, sc on next st. Note: Ch7 corner stitch is made. [Ch5-sc on next ch5-space] repeat [ ] across; after the last ch5 before the next corner, sc on the next sc*. Repeat * * around. After the last ch5 of the round slst on top of slst where beginning ch-7 is attached.
Border Round 3:
Slst on each of next 2 sts. Sc into the space, M->ch3 to count as a dc and part of corner shell, 2dc(s)-ch3-3dc(s) on same space. Note: Corner shell is made. [Ch1-3dc(s) on next ch5-space], repeat [ ] across; *after the last ch1 before the corner shell, 3dc(s)-ch3-3dc(s) on the ch3 of the shell stitch, [ch1-3dc(s) on next ch5-space], repeat [ ] across* Repeat * * around. After the last ch1 of the round, slst on 3rd ch of beginning ch3.
Border Round 4:
M->Ch3 to count as a dc, ch1 to count as the chain between sets of 3dc(s). 3dc(s)-ch3-3dc(s) on ch3-space of corner shell. Note: Corner shell is made. *[ch1-3dc(s) on next ch1-space], repeat [ ] across, after last ch1 before the corner shell, 3dc(s)-ch3-3dc(s) on next ch3-space of corner shell*. Repeat * * around. After the last ch1 of the round, 2dc(s) on the ch1-space where beginning ch3 is attached then slst on 3rd ch of marked beginning ch3.
Repeat Round 4 as many times needed to meet the desired measurement of the project.