Textures and Tassels Blanket: Part 4 Frosted Window Square

Welcome to Week 4 of the Textures and Tassels Blanket mystery crochet along! This week’s pattern is the Frosted Windows Square, a 12 inch granny square textured with post stitches, bobbles, mock bobbles, and puffs. Each of the special stitches has a helpful video tutorial linked up. This square can also be used as a stand-alone motif or to include in another blanket using 12″ squares.

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Textures and Tassels Blanket 4: Frosted Window Square

12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 2/8/2021

Puff stitches, bobbles, mock bobbles, and more contribute to the texture on this 12 inch granny square.

The Textures and Tassels Blanket is a mystery crochet along for a throw-sized blanket worked in a combination of motifs and rows. Borders are crocheted in the round and the blanket is finished off with tassels. (Optional, of course, if you don’t like tassels.) New clues will be released on Fridays through December 10, 2021.

Finished Size

  • Throw Blanket.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (Solids: 100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m; Tweeds: 94% acrylic/6% rayon, 4 oz/113 g, 200 yd/183 m): 14 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 3,320 yards/3,036 meters in any medium weight yarn.
  • Clover Amour US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size that matches gauge or you prefer using with medium weight yarn.
  • Clover Tassel Maker in Large or Small, or the bundle of both sizes (optional, but very helpful if you plan to finish your blanket with tassels).
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set (optional, but helpful for marking the front and holding pieces together for seaming).
  • Clover Chibi yarn needle.

Gauge

  • See individual clues for gauge information.

Textures and Tassels Blanket Pattern Notes

  • The Textures and Tassels Blanket Blanket is constructed using a combination of motifs and rows. Borders are crocheted in the round. New “clues” will be released on Fridays during 2021.
  • I am using 3 colors for my version of the blanket: Lion Brand Heartland yarn in 178 Pinnacles (CA), 195 Biscayne (CB), and 350 Mount Rainier Tweed (CC). This is a “dye lot” yarn, so be sure to get enough of each color you plan to use so that the colors match. If you substitute a “no dye lot” yarn, the dyes are consistent between batches so you can order additional yarn as needed and the colors will match.
  • You can use as many or as few colors as you like for your version. I recommend at least 2 colors to show certain stitch patterns.
  • Whenever possible, I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails as you work. Sometimes, a stitch pattern will be too lacy to effectively crochet over your yarn tails. In that case, I recommend weaving in ends.
    • Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for crocheting over your yarn tails as you work here.
    • Stitches n Scraps has helpful video and photo tutorials for 3 ways of weaving in ends here. I use the yarn (tapestry) needle method.
    • Because the border will be crocheted in the round over the unworked sides of rows, when changing colors often you can carry your yarn tails up the side of your work. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for carrying your yarn tails up the side of your work here.
  • Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • bob – 5-repeat bobble – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in the same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below the pattern abbreviations.
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below the pattern abbreviations.
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. New Stitch A Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – 5-repeat puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 11 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for the 3-repeat puff stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Work instructions in parentheses into same stitch or space.

A video tutorial for the BPdc and FPdc stitches is available below.

If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Notes for Part 4

  • Gauge: Motif = 12” (30.5 cm) in pattern.
  • You may find it helpful to mark corner ch-2 sp and ch-3 spon Rnds 8-17 with locking stitch markers. Move up stitch markers each Round.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds and sl st joins do not count as a stitches.
  • Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often. For this section, my Color B is Lion Brand Heartland yarn in 195 Biscayne.
  • If you decide to change colors within this square, fasten off at the end of a Round. Join new color next Round with sl st to any ch-sp and follow pattern for that Round.

Pattern Instructions

Frosted Window Square

  • With CB, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of first dc. – 12 sts
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st [FPdc around next st, 3 dc in next st] 6 times, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. – 24 sts
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st [FPdc around next FPdc, sc in next st, 3 dc in next st, sc in next st] around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. – 36 sts
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st [FPdc around next FPdc, sc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. – 48 sts
  • Rnd 5: Turn to Wrong Side. Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, (sc, bob, sc) in next st, sc next 3 sts, BPdc around next FPdc] around, join with sl st to first sc. – 60 sts
  • Rnd 6: Turn to Right Side. Ch 1, working behind points, [ch 8, sl st to top of post st] 5 times, ch 8, join with sl st to first ch-8 sp. – 6 ch-8 sp
  • At the end of Rnd 6, your project should look like the image below. (Left: Right Side/Right: Wrong Side)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 10 sc in each ch-8 sp around, join with sl st to top of first sc. – 60 sts
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 tr in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st; rep from * around ending last rep after **, 2 tr in first st, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first tr. – 18 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *skip 2 sts, ch 1, [3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 3 sts] 4 times,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first dc. – 21 sts on each side (including 16 dc + 5 ch-1 sp) + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, skip 2 sts, [(dc, pf, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts] 4 times, (dc, pf, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first dc. – 25 sts on each side (including 14 dc + 5 pf + 6 ch-1 sp) + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 2 sts, [sc in ch-1 sp, scBL in next 3 sts] 5 times, sc in next ch-1 sp, scBL in next 2 sts,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 27 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *scBL in next 27 sts,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 29 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *[sc in next st, tr in next st] across to last st before ch-3 sp, sc in next st,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 2, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 31 sts on each side + 4 ch-3 sp
  • Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *scBL in next 2 sts, [FPsc in next tr, scBL in next sc] across to last st before ch-3 sp, scBL in next st,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 2, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 33 sts on each side + 4 ch-3 sp
  • Rnd 15: Ch 1, dc in same ch-3 sp, dc in next 33 sts,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, dc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first dc. – 35 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next st, [tr in next st, sc in next st] across to ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 37 sts on each side + 4 ch-3 sp
  • Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *scBL in next 2 sts, [FPsc around next tr, scBL in next sc] across to last st before ch-3 sp, scBL in next st,** (ch 2, sc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending last rep after **, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 38 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • If your square is smaller than 12” (30.5 cm) after Rnd 17, work additional rounds as follows until square reaches 12” (30.5 cm):
    • Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in each st across to corner ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. (Increases by 2 sts on each side with each rep)
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 48”/122 cm) for seaming.
© 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/02/05/textures-and-tassels-blanket-clue-4/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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