Welcome to Week 5 of the Textures and Tassels Blanket mystery crochet along! This week’s pattern, we’re taking a short break from motifs to join our squares and add several rows of alternating bobbles stitches. I’ve included a video tutorial for my preferred seaming method for squares.
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Textures and Tassels Blanket 5: Alternating Bobbles
12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
Puffy bobbles add texture to the rows between motifs.
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.
- Throw Blanket.
- 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.
- 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 – 3-repeat bobble – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times in the same st, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here starting at 2:47.
- CC – Color C
- ch – chain
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
Notes for Part 5
- Gauge: Row = 48” (122 cm) wide; or approximately 13.5 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern.
- Ch 1 at beginning of Rows 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 C is Lion Brand Heartland yarn in 350 Mount Rainier Tweed.
- A video tutorial for joining with a slip stitch seam is available below.
- If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
Assemble Squares 1-4
- Using long yarn tails from end of final round, join squares from Parts 1-4 with a slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes for Part 5) as follows:
- Position Square 1 and Square 2 with Right Sides together. On Wrong Sides, start at corner ch-2 sp. Working through both layers, join 1 side with a slip stitch seam through outer loops of stitches across square, finishing in next ch-2 sp.
- Position Square 3 on Square 2 with Right Sides together. Join as for previous squares.
- Position Square 4 on Square 3 with Right Sides together. Join as for previous squares.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends on all squares and joins.
- See below for an assembly diagram. After completing this week’s section (following the diagram), your blanket should look as follows.
Alternating Bobbles (worked over any multiple of 4 sts)
- With Right Side facing up, join CC with sl st to corner ch-2 sp.
- Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp, *scBL 38 times across next square,** sc in next 2 ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep after **, sc in last ch-2 sp. (160 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last st, sc in final st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
- Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in frst st, *bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
- Row 5: Rep Row 3. Fasten off CC.