Welcome to Week 26 of the Textures and Tassels Blanket mystery crochet along! This week, I’m sharing a square that uses bobbles to create simple symbols: an “x” and a diamond. I’ve included both written and charted instructions so you can crochet the way you prefer.
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Textures and Tassels Blanket 26: Bobble Symbols Square
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
This 6” (15 cm) square uses bobbles to create a diamond and x symbols.
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 – 5-repeat bobble stitch – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- If you can’t see the bobble stitch video above, click here to watch it on Instagram.
- CA – Color A
- ch – chain
- 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.
- () Work instructions in parentheses into same stitch or space.
Notes for Part 26
- Gauge: Motif = 6” (15 cm) in pattern.
- 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 A is Lion Brand Heartland yarn in 178 Pinnacles.
Bobble Symbols Square
Inner Square (worked flat in rows)
- With CA, ch 19.
- Follow chart (below pattern), or follow written pattern for Rows 1-18.
- Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 18 ch. – 18 sts
- Row 2: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first 18 sts.
- Row 3: (Wrong Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [bob in next st, sc in next 5 sts] twice, bob in next st, sc in next 4 sts.
- Row 4: Rep Row 2.
- Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 5 sts, bob in next st, sc in next st, bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts.
- Row 6: Rep Row 2.
- Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, bob in next st, sc in next st, bob in next st, sc in next 5 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
- Row 8: Rep Row 2.
- Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, bob in next st, [sc in next 5 sts, bob in next st] twice, sc in next st.
- Row 10: Rep Row 2.
- Row 11: Rep Row 7.
- Row 12: Rep Row 2.
- Row 13: Rep Row 5.
- Row 14: Rep Row 2.
- Row 15: Rep Row 3.
- Rows 16-18: Rep Row 2, 3 times.
- Do not fasten off CA.
Outer Square (worked in joined rounds)
- Continuing with Right Side facing up, *turn to work along side, ch 2 (counts as corner-sp, here and throughout), sc in side of each of next 18 rows,** turn to work along foundation ch, ch 2, sc in each of next 18 sts, rep from * to **, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc from Row 18 to join. – 18 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
- Next Round: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 18 stitches** (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. – 20 sts + 4 ch-2 sp
- If your square is smaller than 6” (15 cm) after Next Round, work additional rounds as follows until square reaches 6” (15 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; repeat from * around, ending last repeat 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 24”/61 cm) for seaming.