Crochet The Study of Texture Blanket Pattern

Crochet Study of Texture Afghan by Mikey
Crochet Study of Texture Afghan
Crochet Study of Texture Afghan

The Study of Texture Stitch Along

If you love crochet texture, you may just fall in love with the Study Of Texture  Afghan Pattern It is in 8 different sections using Bernat POP! yarn. Using self-striping yarn like Caron Cakes, you can let the colourwork itself out. It turns out lovely.

Revision on August 5, 2019. The diagram shown in week 4 of the basketweave was incorrect in the tutorial. It was accidentally redrawn again incorrectly. I have provided my working notes for this diagram in the download. Please ignore the starting section for week 7 in the video. The starting stitch counts are wrong but you can see how the concept is done.

Thousands of crocheters have made this design and the results are so awesome.


Yarn & Sizing

  • Bernat® POP!™ (5 oz/140 g; 280 yds/256 m) Lipstick on Your Collar (84002) or shade of your preference  – 10 balls
  • Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 11 dc and 6 rows = 4″ [10 cm].

Abbreviations

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dcbp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
  • Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Picot = Ch 3. Sl st back into last sc worked.
  • Popcorn = 5 dc in same stitch. Drop loop of last dc and insert hook into top of first dc. Pick up dropped loop and pull through.
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tog = Together
  • Trbp = (Yoh) twice and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times
  • Trfp = (Yoh) twice and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

Measurements

  • Week 1 – Approx 51/2″ [14 cm] Square
  • Week 2 – Approx 12″ [30.5 cm] Square
  • Week 3 – Approx 18″ [46 cm] Square
  • Week 4 – Approx 221/2″ [57 cm] Square
  • Week 5 – Approx 29″ [75.5 cm] Square
  • Week 6 – Approx 40″ [101.5 cm] Square
  • Week 7 – Approx 51″ [129.5 cm] Square
  • Week 8 – Approx Final 52″ [132 cm] Square

Notes

  • Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.
  • Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
  • Working from the center of the ball, match outside color of previous ball with next ball of yarn to achieve best results.

Week 1 – Old Town Square

Ch 3. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in ring. (Ch 2. 3 dc in ring) 3 times. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 12 dc.

2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 trfp around next dc. 1 trbp around next dc. 1 trfp around next dc.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 7 sts between corners.

3rd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *(1 trfp around next st. 1 trbp around next st) 3 times. 1 trfp around next dc.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 11 sts between corners.

4th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *(1 trfp around next st. 1 trbp around next st) 5 times. 1 trfp around next dc.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 15 sts between corners.

5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top

Week 1 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 1
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 1

Week 2 – Picket Fences Make for Great Neighbours

6th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 21 sts between corners.

7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each of next 2 dc. (Trfp around next sc 2 rnds below in 5th rnd. Skip next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Skip next sc of 5th rnd) 9 times. 1 sc in next dc.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 23 sts between corners.

8th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 hdc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 27 sts between corners.

9th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *(1 dcfp around next st. 1 dcbp around next st) 13 times. 1 dcfp around next st.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 31 sts between corners.

10th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 33 sts between corners.

11th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 sc. Ch 2. 2 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 37 sts between corners.

12th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 41 sts between corners.

Week 2 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 2
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 2

Week 3 – Cheap Night at The Movies

13th to 15th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 47 sts between corners at end of 15th rnd.

16th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each of next 3 sc. (Popcorn in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc) 11 times.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc in top of ch-3. 11 popcorns between corners.

17th rnd: As 13th rnd. 53 sc between corners.

18th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each sc to next ch-2 sp.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 57 dc between corners.

19th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each dc to next ch-2 sp.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 61 sts between corners.

Week 3 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 3
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 3

Week 4 – Ants Marching Two by Two Hurrah

20th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each dc to last dc before ch-2 sp. 2 dc in last dc.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 66 sts between corners.

21st rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *(1 dcfp around each of next 2 dc. 1 dcbp around each of next 2 dc) 16 times. 1 dcfp around each of next 2 dc.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 70 sts between corners.

22nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *(1 dcbp around each of next 2 dc. 1 dcfp around each of next 2 dc) 17 times. 1 dcbp around next dc.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 74 sts between corners.

23rd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 78 sts between corners.

Week 4 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 4
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 4

Week 5 – Yarn Coloured Eggs

24th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each dc to next ch-2 sp.** (1 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of first hdc. 80 sts between corners.

25th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *(Ch 3. Skip next 3 sts. 1 sc in next st) 19 times. Skip next 4 sts. Ch 3.** (1 sc. Ch 2.1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 20 ch-3 sps between corners.

26th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. 1 sc in next sc. *[Working over ch-3 sp of last rnd, skip next st of 25th rnd. 3 dc in next st (center of 3 sts). Skip next st. 1 sc in next sc of 25th rnd] 20 times.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 20 groups of 3-dc between corners.

27th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. (Skip next dc. 1 dcbp around next dc. Skip next dc. 4 trfp around next sc 1 row below) 19 times. Skip next dc. 1 dcbp around next dc. Skip next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 19 trfp groups between corners. 4 hdc at beg and end of each side.

28th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sts. *Skip next dcbp. (1 trfp around each of next 4 trfp. Skip next dcbp) 19 times. 1 dc in each of next 4 sts.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc in top of beg ch-2.

29th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 6 dc. *(Skip next 2 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 2 sts. 1 dcfp. Working in front of last 2 dc just worked, 1 dcfp around each of 2 skipped sts – crisscross st made) 19 times. 1 hdc in each of next 6 dc.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 19 criss-cross sts between corners.

30th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with sl st to top of ch-3.

31st rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each dc to next ch-2 sp.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc.

Week 5 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 5
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 5

Week 6 – Crisscross Apple Sauce

32nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 102 sts between corners.

33rd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *[Skip next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Working behind last worked dc, 1 dc in skipped st – X-st made]. Rep from [ to ] to next ch-2 sp.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 106 sts between corners.

34th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. *1 sc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first sc. 108 sts between corners.

35th to 40th rnds: Rep 33rd and 34th rnds 3 times more. 126 sts between corners at end of 40th rnd.

41st rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc in each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of ch-3. 130 sts between corners.

42nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each st to next ch-2 sp.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 134 sts between corners.

Week 6 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 6
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 6

Week 7 – ‘Summery Picnics

43rd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcfp around next st. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last st before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcfp around next st.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 138 sts between corners.

44th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcfp around each of next 3 sts. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last 3 sts before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcfp around each of next 3 sts.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 142 sts between corners.

45th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around next st. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last st before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcbp around next st.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 146 sts between corners.

46th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each of next 3 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last 3 sts before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcbp around each of next 3 sts.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp.** Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 150 sts between corners.

47th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around next st. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last st before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcbp around next st.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 154 sts between corners.

48th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcbp around each of next 3 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last 3 sts before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcbp around each of next 3 sts.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 158 sts between corners.

49th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcfp around next st. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last st before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcfp around next st.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 162 sts between corners.

50th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc around post of joining hdc. *1 dcfp around each of next 3 sts. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts. [1 dcfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 dcbp around each of next 4 sts]; rep from [ to ] to last 3 sts before next ch-2 sp. 1 dcfp around each of next 3 sts.** (2 hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 hdc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to first hdc. 166 sts between corners. Basketweave stitches will now switch places.

51st to 54th rnds: As 43rd to 46th rnds, noting 4 sts will be increased between corners on each rnd (as before). 182 sts between corners at end of 54th rnd.

Week 7 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 7
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 7

Week 8 – Final Exam

55th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining hdc. Picot. 2 sc in same sp as first sc. Picot. *[1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Picot]; rep from [ to ] to next ch-2 sp.** (2 sc. Picot. 2 sc. Picot) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to **. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Week 8 – Diagram

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Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 8
Crochet Study of Texture Diagram 8

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Tutorial

Please note that you can either follow the tutorial 100% or follow the written words 100%. You cannot cross compare the two as changes were made to the written words that conflict with the tutorial. You can just the tutorial as a guide but choose either to follow the instructions in the tutorial or written words, but definitely not both at the same time. 

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130 Comments

  1. Tracey

    Almost done w/ the Study of Texture – starting week 7. I’m pretty good reading a pattern/following a diagram, but I always watch Mikey’s videos just to make sure I am understanding correctly. The video & the written pattern/diagram do not match. Which do I follow???? I’ve tried reading comments, looking on The Crochet Crowd website & searching Facebook. I see the same question posed, but no clear answer. Help!

    • Mikey

      If you have only been following the videos, follow the video. If you have been using the written words and diagrams, follow that. You may be able to fudge it as well.

  2. Sybil

    I can’t get the pattern to down load can I get it somewhere else

    • Mikey

      I double checked the link in the beginning paragraph and also blue button. It links over to the pattern. I’m unsure why it’s not working for you. I’m sorry.

  3. Lisabeth Wachutka

    I recently found your website and great patterns. I am doing your spring puffy daisy stitch along and started this one too. If I wanted to use different colors of yarn vs a yarn that changes automatically (not the correct term, sorry!), would I change colors at each week?

  4. Jessica Salian

    I know I’m so late to the party on this one, but I just wanted to tell you I just finished this and it was SO MUCH fun. I am starting planet earth next and I can’t wait. I have been crocheting with you since Mikey’s Mail, and out of respect for both of us, I won’t mention how long ago that was (cough cough). You are so relate-able as a crochet-er (I love all the tips on how to correct as you go, not to panic, frog everything and throw it all out). It turned out beautiful! You are a very talented designer.

  5. Sarah seamons

    Hi Mikey and friends
    Love your work have done heaps of them ,I hope you can help me looking for the study of textures rectangular one please. Hope you can help me.out

    • Mikey

      I believe I took it offline. Though people have done it. There were several questions about the accuracy of the pattern which leads me to believe there is an error enough though people have completed it. To save the aggravation, I pulled it offline to avoid people being upset about it.

  6. Deb Ulatowski

    I’m interested in making the Study of Texture and I see there are “Extra Credit” instructions to make it rectangular. I downloaded the page and there are only instructions for making it a larger square. Am I missing something? Thank you!!

    • Mikey

      I’ll have to check into this further. I don’t know why the sheet is showing the wrong PDF. I’m going to put this article on hold so it comes offline until I figure out it.

  7. Melanie

    I don’t like the popcorn stitch, so if I wanted to omit that round, would that be easy enough to do? I’m pretty much a brand new crocheter, so reading patterns (written or diagram) is new to me so I want to make sure I am doing it correctly.

    • Mikey

      Whatever you want as long as you don’t change the stitch counts. 🙂

  8. Trish Tetreau

    Could I use Caron big cakes for this pattern? And for any of the texture series? Like the study of planet earth?

    • Mikey

      Yep, the original prototypes were done with Caron Big Cakes and then switched to POP once we got the pattern completed.

    • Irene Gaccek

      That’s what I used and love the way it came out.

  9. Marcia

    Hi, I originally did this Afghan with the crochet along when we all did it together and completed it. However, I took the entire thing apart because my corners flared out terribly. Looked nothing like the photo above. Do you think my tension may have been too tight? I’m ready to give it a try again and am not sure what I did wrong. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Lee-Anne Slattery

      Hi
      My blanket flared badly until I redid the basketweave rows this time with one dc in the corners it worked but I had to remember that my stitch Count wasn’t the same but it fixed the flare

    • I have attempted this pattern twice but by row 11 it is not lying flat and the corners are flaring. I went up to a 6mm hook. Same results. I am determined to do this pattern please give me some suggestions. thank you

      • Mikey

        What yarn and what size hook are you using now. Also, what were both of the gauge results you did, just provide that detail. It’s the only way to tell.

  10. Lee-Anne Slattery

    Dear Mikey
    This is the second time I am making this Afghan this time all in cream it’s lovely but once again I was having trouble making the basket rounds sit flat they flared out hugely then I went on to the extended rows did two rows of crisscross but didn’t like that there was no raised border so I frogged back and kept going took out the basket weave and redid the rows this time with 1 HDC instead of 2 in the corner posts the Afghan is now sitting flat the row count is off but now I can put in the borders I want
    Just a thank you for all the patterns

  11. Mayuri

    Hi Mikey, I am at week 7 and you indicated on video demonstration that you would scan and attach the larger version of the rounds. The current copy of the pattern that I found on yarnspirations, the fpdc and bpdc were different from the diagram that you had blown up on the tutorial. I tried to look for the scanned version of the larger diagram and could not find it on your crochet crowd website. I love the diagrams and they are very helpful in conjunction with your tutorial. I am a knitter and a beginner crocheter, so I have learned a LOT from you! Keep up the great work! Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you! Mayuri, Aurora, Ontario

    • I’m not clear what you are looking for, the copy that had the error in the pattern has been updated since the video and it’s the right version now, or are you looking for the “extra Homework” that was done to make the pattern larger?

      • Mayuri

        Thanks Marina for getting back to me. I was enquiring about the extra homework for the enlarged pattern.

      • took some digging but I managed to locate it for you, as follows, before4 the final round you do;
        rounds: 32-42
        25-31
        20-23
        42
        13-19
        6-12
        2-5
        then finish with row 55

      • Mayuri

        Thanks! That is helpful! I also took a screen shot of the pattern diagram on the tutorial

  12. Phyllis Bachinski

    The link of the revised (July 7, 2019) Study Of Texture is blurry! I just printed out 17 pages of blur….barely can read it, Please revisit and correct for us souls that require written patterns. Thank you

    • I just looked, you aren’t wrong for sure, it was somewhat blurry for me too, readable but still blurry on the screen, I messaged the team to see if we have a clearer version.

      *update* working on switching to a clearer pattern

  13. Ellen Parrish

    QUESTION – I am on row 20. Row before stitch count was 61, and with the two turning chains gives me 65. How am I to come out with 66 (4 at a time with 2 leftover) or do I just need to utilize the tip you give on count in the video here to keep everything on track? I don’t mind doing so at all, just want to be sure if It’s what I should do every time or if I missed something somewhere so I can go back or even just note to myself for future projects. I’m still in my first two years and counting keeps me (sorta) sane.

    Thanks btw – I have always worked with yarn like Caron Simply Soft, and I do still love that texture as my preferred yarn IN GENERAL, but I had no idea how quickly I could fly with a product like Bernat POP! Altogether a different beast, and this has been my go-to when I get frustrated in my harder project at the moment. Was SO excited when I saw “easy” up there, I’ve been wanting to do this for some time and it is such a happy little break for me!

    • When the CAL first came out there were some errors in counts that were found, I know when I did mine I just did the pattern repeat to the end like any other pattern and I was good, I didn’t worry about counts, and I think I was less stressed that way. The blanket worked out just fine the way I did it.

      • Ellen Parrish

        I figured it out. Did the fixes and it’s fine. I don’t mind doing them, just wasn’t sure that I wasn’t missing something as the reason. When I puzzle out my reasons I learn a lot more. I fudge when it makes sense though. Seeing the two into one on the pattern opened my eyes, for instance, but I had missed a stitch the row below and so I did a fix on all four, and then one more on the next one. Pattern is really fun though. In fact, I’m using it AS my “fun” piece that I take a break with! 🙂

      • Nope, you weren’t missing anything. I look at patterns as suggestions you’re free to go as you please but patterns are there if you need suggestions on how you want to go about it.

  14. Beth Ambrosini

    I’m struggling on week 3 using the written instructions. Should the count for row 17 be adjusted to 51?? If 15 ends on 47 would 16 be 49? I can’t get the stitch numbers to work out if each side increases by 2 for each row.

    • Lillian Banks

      Hi Mikey,
      I’m having trouble with the basket weave section. Have apparently been kicked out of your Crochet Crowd pages on FB—WHY I know not.
      In any case it’s totally frustrating to have gotten this far with the project, only to be stuck on this section and not have anyone to help!
      Sure would appreciate clarification about how to make the transitions on the corners of the basketweave section. I’ve watched your explanation on the video multiple times. It doesn’t make sense to me.
      ☹️
      Any input you could provide would be appreciated
      Lillian M Banks
      Chicago

      • Mikey

        Morning… As far as being kicked out of Stitch Social, I don’t know anything about that. I’ve been off the stitch social, admin for nearly 2 weeks as I am slammed with making videos. So I don’t have answer for that. I am just quickly checking into stitch social and then go a few times a day as I am behind the eight ball.

        As far as the corners… they are 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in each. In the next round, those 2 hdc become part of the basketweave. The basketweave is made up of 4 front post OR back post double crochet. Everything is in sets of 4. For this one… 1 of the hdc could be a front post and then next one be a back post depending on what the stitches are after it.

        Michael

      • Lillian Banks

        Thanks for the prompt response, Mikey. I know how to do the corners, and how to do the basket weave, I’m just not understanding how the increases work—that is, incorporating the hdc into each successive round of basketweave. Based on input from others, I’m going to try working with the diagram for this section: maybe it will make sense in practice.
        Thanks again—your work is much appreciated..
        Lillian Banks

  15. Allison

    As I co the after round 5, I’ve now noticed that on every round where the corner is 1sc ch2 1sc, the stitch count per side goes up by 4 instead of 2, as if it was a 2dc ch2 2dc corner so the stitch count for every row after row 5 is wrong.

  16. Amy Ambrozich

    Is there a way to make the Study of Textures afghan bigger? Can I simply repeat the rows of basket weave in order or will the stitches not work out? I’m trying to extend it so it’ll be big enough to be a lapghan for two (it’s a wedding gift).

    I really appreciate all the tutorials and support as I complete my first CAL (actually doing Textures and Earth at the same time! lol)

    • Mikey

      yes, you can keep going with the Basketweave if you wish. The stitches will work out.

      • Allison

        I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet, but the stitch count in round 5 is off. It should say 25 sts BC LS, 13 sts BC SS.

      • Tina

        I’m curious if the recommended yarn is Bernat Pop or Caron Cakes yarn? The opening paragraph has both yarns mentioned. Thank you!

      • Mikey

        Bernat POP! was used but Caron Cakes can be done too.

    • Wendy Broadhurst

      There is an extened version for a full (not sized) blanket. look in YouTube or The Crochet crowd site.

    • Barbara Stowers

      I hope you get this for I know no other way to contact you about this pattern. I am on round 46 & I don’t think pattern covers the next 4 rounds (end of the week). So I was writing down next 4 rounds and notice that it was a repeat of round 46. A part of 47 is highlight. I am not very good a reading graphs, but it looks different than the written pattern. What is wrong? Can you send me the correct instructions. Thanks!

  17. Debbie

    Mikey,
    I was absolutely captivated by your videos and in addition to crocheting along each week last summer, I have downloaded all the sessions, printed and made 2 more afghans and 2 baby blankets (stopping the pattern once I had it to the size I wanted it and skipping to the border). I have pictures of my last two I would love to share if you let me know how to send them. My creations have all been given away to my boss lady, hair stylist and a dear friend. They are all in aw of how beautiful they are. Thank you for sharing! I am excited to say that I’ve ordered my yarn and saved the date for our Study of Planet Earth debuting July 8th, 2019.

  18. patty

    I may have imagined it but i thought i saw that this pattern was being redone. Has that happened yet?

    • Mikey

      Checking now. As far as I know, Yarnspirations graphics still haven’t got to it yet.

      • patty

        thanks for checking. i want to do this in a solid color. I’ve seen the ones done by others and they were stunning. Been crocheting since i was 12 and probably could figure it out or make it work but knew I had seen something about it being redone. Thanks for all you do for all the “hoooker’s” out there.

  19. William

    Where is the pattern in full and in text version?? I DO NOT WANT piece parted videos. I an comprehend and read text.

  20. Tiffany J Geier

    What was the color of yarn used in the tutorial?

  21. Janet

    I’m working on the SAL and wondered if anyone extended their afghan beyond the pattern? If so. may I see some pics? Thank you!

  22. Janis. Casey

    I am trying to do the rectangle version of this pattern. On row twenty four you have 90 stitches in the long side if you divide 90 by 4 you get twenty three chain three spaces. Please help me figure out how to get twenty four that the pattern calls for so I can continue with this pattern and finish it before the end of September.Thank you for any help you can give me. I am a profectsionist and I can not fudge this to my satisfaction. Please help me.??

    • Janis Casey

      I am still waiting for a response to my question about this afghan. Please help me so I can finish this. Thank you.

  23. Elizabeth Hall

    I am having problems with you submitting address it will not go when I press your address, let me know how to do this please or I will not be able to compete,

  24. Irene Gaccek

    The week 7 download pattern is different that the one Mikey shows in his video. The written has row 43 starting with one fpdc but Mikeys on the video shows 3. Where can we get the correct diagram and pattern?

    • Noreen E Wright

      I noticed this as well

  25. Sandra

    I have been drooling over the videos for weeks! Finally picked up my hook and yarn and getting moving. Thank you SO much for your inspiring pattern(s)! P.S. I love how your personality comes through in your videos; you make summer school fun!!

  26. Pirate

    In the video I notice Mikey’s printed pattern lists each row’s total stitch counts between the corners – but the PDF download version offered to us doesn’t have that information. Can the download patterns be corrected and re-posted, or can someone list the complete stitch counts for every row on the website (or in the comments)?

    • Penny (coloradolady)

      Im having the same problem. I left a message on the youtube site n got no answer. I left a message on the other site with the written pattern n not answer. Where do we go to get n answer? I want to finish the blanket but i need help!!

      • I think I missed the original question, what was it you needed help with I’ll see what I can find out for you? Mikey gets 100’s of messages a day per forum so unfortunately some do get overlooked not by choice.

      • Mimi Philpott

        Not sure which rows you need help with, but the count on row 42 is 77 and goes up by 2 each row after. 43 -79 st, 44-81 st…. row 55 would have 103 following this pattern. Hope this helps.

  27. Amanda

    Hi Mikey, sorry if this sounds like a sob story ( and I hope this is the right place to ask questions). I’ve been following along with the video very faithfully, made corrections when needed as you’ve suggested, even made sure I correct amount of ‘X’ on each side when started round 33. Now I’ve started Lesson 7 and my first side is ending with 126 stitches between corners (rather then the posted 138sts), which of course also ends the first side with 3 dcbp if I finish it. I saw how you could take away or add stitches if needed but that’s like 12 stitches missing. If that going to work? Also you mentioned in this weeks video you would post a diagram of the pattern you showed (colored in) to help us. Where could I find it? I am at a loss how this has happened and I’m so close to being done. I’d appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks again and wonderful pattern!

    • Amanda

      Should add it ended up being 15 dcbp (not including the 3 posts I left alone at the end till i could figure this out).

  28. Donna Daugherty

    The week 6 lesson download written pattern is the same as week 5. Is that supposed to be that way?

  29. Helene Mathieu

    Hi Mikey I was wondering if you could tell me how many stitches you are suppose to end up with on row 30 of summer 2018 the study of texture and each row after that. Thanks

    • Catherine Montalbano -Harris

      Row 30 is 96 stitches

  30. Deanna Feastert

    I cannot print out the second page of the instructions for Lesson1: A study of Old Town Square. My printer prints out the first page with the picture of the pink square and the list of abbreviations but it won’t print out the second page where the actual instructions of the pattern begin. I have tried repeatedly to get it to print out and it won’t. It only prints out the square with a 6 line instruction to the left of the square. I have no clue as to why it won’t print out the whole page of instructions. Is there some way I can get a printed copy of the page sent to me? I would gladly pay for the trouble!!!

  31. Karen Janachovsky

    I’ve seen so many beautiful examples of people’s work I’m inspired to start and make one of these beauties! Can’t wait to dig in!

  32. Matt

    Will you keep the video tutorials on the website forever once the CAL is complete?

  33. Mimi Philpott

    Help! I am struggling with week 5. I have 82 stitches in row 24. When I try to do row 25, I am not able to end in the previous rows ch 2. Even when skipping 4 in one of the chains it is not turning out right. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  34. Diane B Farmer

    Mikeey, what is the purpose of the chain 3 in the 2nd row of week 5? Is it just to fill in the sc between the bottom of the eggs ?

  35. Di

    Hi Mikey, I watched your video for week 4 and then printed out the instructions. Jeanne from the Crochet Crowd has stated that the written pattern is wrong and to follow the video instead. In order to set up the 21st round, I made a change in the 20th round. My 20th round is as follows: Ch 3, 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc IN EACH OF NEXT 30 dc, 2 dc IN NEXT dc, 1 dc IN EACH OF NEXT 30 dc. **(2 dc, Ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with kdc to top of ch-3. 66 sts between corners. By doing 2 dc in the centre st of each side, the stitch count increases to the correct number for round 21 and the increase isn’t really all that visible. I hope this helps.
    P.S. This is a really nice pattern. Good work!

  36. Lue

    Week 4 question. You have us working in 2s with 2dc in the corners. That’s even numbers. But you have a stitch count for each row that is odd. If we make corrections to do the pattern will that throw off the count in future rows?

      • Kathy Fleming

        Thanks for that advice, Jeanne. It solved my problem, and calmed me down a lot about week 4!

    • Jan Ratliff

      The video shows how to adjust after the error. If you crochet 66 dc instead of 65 then it works after that.

      • Cindy Fuller

        The pattern wasn’t a mistake. The mistake came in when Mikey forgot that we were working with odd numbers and tried to make it even. I adjusted mine in the middle of each row because I do not like the look of the “mistake” at the end. I also did mine with only one “ANT” in the center of each row (called her the Queen Ant). Love the way this looks as well. I have 7 going and am experimenting different ways to correct the pattern counts.

  37. ct

    Love the pattern so far. This is my first crochet along. Can’t wait to see the finished project. Already know who I’m going to give it to. Thank you for doing the tutorials and the diagram, I use both written and diagram instuctions. Keep up the good work.

  38. Penny Peterson

    I’d like to get the pattern for your CAL. Since my Cancer diagnosis I am starting to get back my co-mo (crochet mojo) and this might be the place to start. I’ll just have to follow along bcuz I had a bad experience with a mystery CAL. I got all my yarn and started the CAL not knowing what it would look like finished and when the last pattern was posted and people started posting their finished projects, it wasn’t appealing to me and wasn’t attractive for me so I had wasted time and money on a project I had no desire to finish. So Im just a follower right now. I usually love all of Mikey’s projects so I’m sure I will like this one but better safe than sorry when on a fixed income. Love you guys and keep up the good work!!! Hugs from USA, Colorado!!

  39. Tricia Calloway

    What is the actual yardage needed for this project? It says 10 balls….but I have seen some debate about some Bernat Pop being 5g vs 6g. I am about to frog out what I’ve done on my project because I don’t like how the colors are flowing and may use a different yarn altogether and just wanted to know if I had enough yardage in my stash already, or go buy more ?
    Thank youuuuu!!!❤

    • Mary

      Hi
      I am having trouble with the stitch counts, which I rely on to know I am not adding or skipping stitches.
      Sometimes the stitches are increased by 4 in a round and sometimes by 2, is that right? It’s not working out that way
      TIA

      • Mikey

        I don’t know where you are referring to in the pattern. So I am unsure how to answer that.

      • Peggy S

        Hi Mikey! I am struggling early on with this pattern! I started by following the video (which is fab, btw!) but also printed the pattern to have something concrete from which to work.

        I am stuck at Round 6! The written pattern states that after this Round (6) i should have 21 sts. I only have 19. What am i doing wrong? My stitch counts up to that point are spot on! Can you advise? Are all the counts off by two? I am not sure how to proceed.

        On your page, it states that one method (video tutorial or written instructions) should be followed exclusively. I like the portability of the written pattern but i like to consult the video to ensure i am doing things the right way.

      • Mikey

        I would squeeze in an extra stitch if you can to keep the balance. I cannot tell from Nova Scotia what you be doing wrong. Just squeeze 2 extra stitches per side.

  40. Lynn DiMarco

    Getting the pattern weekly seems to be a problem. First week I got the email from yarnspirations, nothing comes up on the page that the link sends you to; totally blank. Second week, got the email and the pattern. Once again this week the page is blank.

  41. Leah Christoffer

    I’ve seen on Facebook that week three was supposed to come out yesterday but I haven’t seen anything yet. Just curious when it will be available. Thank you!

  42. DORIS ROLFE

    I feel i’m Going around in circles trying to find a download of Study of texture Lesson two. Is one available?

    • Bonnie Ratcliff

      Hi Doris, at the top of this page click the big pink Get Pattern button. It takes you to Yarnspirations. Scroll down the page until you see Lesson 2. Under Mikey’s picture is a grey button. Click that to get the pattern. Hope it works for you!!

  43. Anna Lopez

    I’m going to try the stitch along…I need to buy yarn and as soon as i do I’ll start.

  44. Donna

    I tried to sign up for weekly updates and I get a notice saying registration is closed. No sure what todo next.

  45. Cjt

    Is there a ravelry link for this project?

  46. Beany

    Can you just continue on with this pattern to make the Afghan? I love the pattern.

  47. Stephanie Beth

    So stoked to join y’all for my first stitch along!!!

  48. Lydia Hall

    Mikey, The link that you provided won’t open up for me to sign up to receive the patterns in my email. Is there another way to connect to yarnspiration and sign up?

    • Debbie Bacon

      Lydia, I found Mikey on YouTube first, and then found this website. I follow him on YT, so I get the weekly reminders that way.

  49. ZOHNETTE C SLIGH

    Is there a photo of the piece to better choose my colors?

    • Tiffany Hooker

      We won’t know what it will look like until we’re done. It’s a mystery cal.

  50. Jayne Pendergast

    Should all 10 yarn cakes be the same color way or can I mix it with other colors of the Bernat Pop?

  51. Amanda M

    I really want to join this CAL but It won’t go through and I do not have Facebook. Any suggestions?

  52. Karen Biron

    Is this a good project for a beginner?

  53. Deborah Liddle

    Great article! I would love to take part but the site won’t let me sign up! Help?

    • Just follow the instructions to contact Yarnspirations with your email you signed up with. There is a link on the article to follow through. 😀 Enjoy.

  54. Leila R Koontz

    I haven’t received a confirmation email for the stitch along. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Just follow the instructions to contact Yarnspirations with your email you signed up with. There is a link on the article to follow through. 😀 Enjoy.

  55. Patti Mixdorf

    dear Mikey: bang on… but I have a question related to TEXTURE. Our group is trying to figure out how to have a 3D look on the “Triangles Afghan” by Ellen Gormley- also called “Lily Blanket” on Ravelry

  56. Donna

    Lol Definitely Bang on! never Out to Lunch!

  57. Christine Wright

    Thank you for the great information.

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