Welcome to Week 12 of the Textures and Tassels Blanket mystery crochet along! We’ve come to the end of a row of 8″ squares, so this week we will be joining our squares to the main blanket and attaching a decorative edge.
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Textures and Tassels Blanket 12: Crossed Double Crochet
Textured Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
Join motifs and rows together and add a decorative edge.
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
- CC – Color C
- ch – chain
- cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Each cdc counts as 2 sts. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- If you can’t see the cdc video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
- dc – double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
Notes for Part 12
- 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 A is Lion Brand Heartland yarn in 350 Mount Rainier Tweed.
- Photo and video tutorials for joining with a slip stitch seam are available here.
Assemble Squares 5-11
- Using long yarn tails from end of final round, join squares from Parts 6-11 with a slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes for Part 12) as follows:
- Position Square 6 and Square 7 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. Squares 6 and 7 do not have the same number of stitches on each side, so evenly work 28 slip stitches across to join.
- Position Square 8 on Square 7 with Right Sides together. Join as for previous squares, evenly working 28 stitches across to join.
- Position Square 9 on Square 8 with Right Sides together. Join as for previous squares, evenly working 28 stitches across to join.
- Position Square 10 on Square 9 with Right Sides together. Join as for previous squares, evenly working 28 stitches across to join.
- Position Square 11 on Square 9 with Right Sides together. Join as for previous squares, evenly working 28 stitches across to join.
Join Row of Squares 6-11 to Row from Part 5
- See below for an assembly diagram.
- Using CC, join Row of Squares 6-11 to Part 5 with a slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes for Part 12) as follows:
- Position Row of Squares 6-11 to last Row of Part 5 with Right Sides together. On Wrong Sides, start at corner ch-2 sp. Evenly work 160 slip stitches across as follows: [Join with 27 sl st across next square, join with 26 sl st across next square] twice, [join with 27 sl st across next square] twice.
- After completing this week’s section (below), your blanket should look like the assembly diagram.
Crossed Double Crochet (worked over any multiple of 2 sts, + 2 sts for edges)
- With Wrong Side facing up, join CC with sl st to corner ch-2 sp at other edge of Row of Squares 6-11 (the long side that is not attached to Part 5).
- Row 1: (Wrong Side) Ch 1, [work 27 sc evenly across next square, work 26 sc evenly across next square] twice, [work 27 sc evenly across next square] twice. (160 sts)
- Row 2: (Right Side) Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), cdc across to last st, dc in last st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Fasten off CC.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends on all squares and joins.