Welcome to Week 36 of the Textures and Tassels Blanket mystery crochet along! This week, I’m sharing the Hazel Square, an 8″ (20.5 cm) square textured by a combination of stitches of alternating heights worked into the back and third loops. The Hazel Square uses my crochet version of the knit mistake rib stitch.
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Textures and Tassels Blanket 36: Hazel Square
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
This 8” (20.5 cm) square has a faux mistake rib texture created by alternating stitches of different heights while working stitches in the back and third loops.
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
- 3L – third (back loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the third loop here.
- BL – back loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the front and back loop in crochet here.
- CB – Color B
- ch – chain
- hdc – half double crochet
- rep – repeat
- Rnd(s) – Round(s)
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Work instructions in parentheses into same stitch or space.
Notes for Part 36
- Gauge: Motif = 8” (20.5 cm) in pattern.
- Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds and sl st joins do not count as a stitches.
- Rows 1-24 are worked flat in rows, turning at the end of each Row. Your final repeat of Row 2 will be the wrong (back) side of the project and then you will turn and begin working in Rounds.
- 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.
- With CB, ch 25
- Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, [hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch] across. – 24 sts
- Row 2: Turn, ch1, starting in first st [hdcBL in next st, slst3L in next st] across. – 24 sts
- Rows 3-24: Rep Row 2, 22 times.
- Rnd 1: Turn to right (front) side, ch 1, sc in first 23 sts across Row 24, 2 sc in last st, turn to work along side, ch 2, sc in side of each row across to foundation chain, turn to work along foundation chain, ch 2, sc in first 23 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn to work along side, ch 2, sc in side of next 25 rows, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 25 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next 25 sts,** (ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. – 26 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
- Note: You may want to wet block your square to size. If you’re new to blocking, you can find
- tutorials here.
- Alternatively, if your square is smaller than 8” (10.5 cm) after Rnd 2, 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 repeat)
- Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 32”/81.5 cm) for seaming.