Welcome to Week 32 of the Textures and Tassels Blanket mystery crochet along! This week, I’m sharing an 8″ (20.5 cm) square has a diagonal box stitch (also known as corner-to-corner or C2C crochet) center and an outer edging textured with post stitches.
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Textures and Tassels Blanket 32: Josephine Square
Diagonal Box Stitch Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
This 8” (20.5 cm) square starts with the diagonal box stitch, worked corner-to-corner in rows, and continues with a textured post stitch edging.
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
- CB – Color B
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- FPdc – front post single 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 video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- If you can’t see the video tutorial for the FPdc above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
- rep – repeat
- Rnd(s) – Round(s)
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- 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 32
- Gauge: Motif = 8” (20.5 cm) in pattern.
- You may find it helpful to mark corner ch-2 sp on Rnd 2 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 in 195 Biscayne.
- If you’re new to corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet, you may find the video tutorial below for the Diagonal Box Stitch Square helpful. Rows 1-17 are worked this way but without changing colors.
- If you can’t see the video for the Diagonal Box Stitch Square above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
Center (Diagonal Box Stitch/Corner-to-Corner) Square
- With CB, ch 5.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 3 (counts as ch-3 sp), dc in next 2 ch. (1 box)
- Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 st, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row. (2 boxes)
Increase to center
- Row 3: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 st, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 box ea row)
- Rows 4-9: Rep Row 3, 6 times.
Decrease to end
- Row 10: Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in ch-3 sp. (Decreases by 1 box ea row)
- Rows 11-17: Rep Row 10, 7 times. Do not fasten off.
- Begin crocheting in the Round.
- Rnd 1: (Right Side) Turn, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first ch-3 sp), *3 sc in next box, [2 sc in next box] 7 times, 3 sc in next box, turn to next side,** ch 3; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, ch 2, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 20 sts on each side + 4 ch-3 sp
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *dc in next 20 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first dc. – 24 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next 2sts, [FPdc around next st, sc in next 2 sts] 7 times, sc in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 26 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
- If your square is smaller than 8” (10.5 cm) after Rnd 3, work additional rounds as follows until square reaches 8” (10.5 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 32”/81.5 cm) for seaming.