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Hooked on Tunisian Crochet – Ira Shawl CAL

This CAL has ended.

Welcome to the Ira Shawl TCAL hosted in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook group! In this post, you will find all the important dates and links associated with the TCAL.

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links – please see my affiliate disclosure for details.

Why Tunisian Mosaic Crochet

  1. It is a beautiful yet simple technique. You only work with two stitches and you can create some very intricate patterns with it!
  2. There are no color changes in the middle of a row. All the color-work magic happens through the stitches only.
  3. We don’t have a million ends to weave in or create an envelope border! This is because Tunisian crochet is worked on one side only since we don’t have to turn the project after the completion of a row.

About the Shawl

The Ira Shawl is an intermediate level Tunisian Mosaic Crochet triangle shawl pattern. I designed it to be a mosaic sampler that is made up of 5 different repeating patterns and it was a lot of fun to see how the different patterns worked up.

TCAL Details

This TCAL is going to be 6 weeks long – we will spend the first 5 weeks making the different mosaic pattern sections in the shawl and the last week is dedicated to the border and binding off.

I will also host one live session every week (more if needed) in the Facebook group – around 10.30 PM Melbourne time which would be 7.30 AM CST – to answer any questions you may have and to discuss the sections we will focus on in the coming week.


IntroductionLive Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
July 3 – Week 1Section A and Section B
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
– Getting Started video tutorials
Right handed
Left handed
July 10 – Week 2Section C and Section D
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
July 17 – Week 3Section E and Section F
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
July 24 – Week 4Section G and Section H
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
July 31 – Week 5Section I
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
August 7 – Week 6Section J – Border and Bind Off
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group
August 14 Wrapping up!
Live Session in the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Facebook Group

Where to find the pattern (discount coupon)

The written instructions for the entire shawl will be available for free on my ad-supported blog (links in the Schedule section). The ad-free PDF comes with charts for each section (with X’s indicating the front post extended stitches) and can be purchased from my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

I am offering a 20% discount on this pattern for everyone interested in the TCAL, use the coupon HOOKEDONTCCAL (until July 15th, 2023 UPDATE: extended until July 18th, 2023). I have extended this offer to all of my patterns so if you’d like to give one of my other patterns a try, you could get the same discount on everything.

Tunisian Mosaic Crochet course

If you are new to Tunisian Mosaic crochet, I also offer a beginner friendly course that walks you through all the basics of this technique in detail – A beginner’s guide to Tunisian Mosaic Crochet.

Note: I have two videos from this course on my ad-supported YouTube channel. You can find them here if you’d like to take a look before you make your purchase.

Stitch tutorials

If you haven’t already done so, it would be really good to practice the stitches used in the shawl before you start your final project. Here are all the tutorials that will be helpful in making the Ira Shawl.

  1. Stitch Tutorials for Tunisian Mosaic Crochet
  2. How to change color at the beginning of a Forward Pass 
  3. How to make an I-Cord Border
  4. How to make a Foundation Row
  5. How to make a Tunisian Full Stitch
  6. How to make a Tunisian Knit Stitch
  7. How to make a Twisted Tunisian Simple Stitch
  8. How to make a Twisted Tunisian Knit Stitch
  9. How to bind off and end a project
  10. Tunisian Crochet Hooks
  11. How to block a crochet project
  12. A beginner’s guide to Tunisian Mosaic Crochet course

The yarn

I used Chroma Fingering Yarn by KnitPicks in colors Galentine and Bare to make my shawl. This yarn is warm and cozy and my shawl has an amazing drape.


The hook

This pattern requires a hook with a cord – you will need a cord long enough to be able to hold 470 stitches. I used my Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hooks to make this sweater.

Here is a review of the Ginger Tunisian Crochet hooks if you’d like to take a look. There are a bunch of other Tunisian crochet hooks that I use. You can read a review of all the hooks I use here.


Sharing your shawls

  1.  If you would like to connect with other people who are participating in this CAL, join the Hooked on Tunisian Crochet group on Facebook. It is a great place to share your progress and to ask questions. I request that you respect the rules of the group while posting.
  2. Instagram – You can follow me to get updates there and if you choose to share photos of your project, please use the tags @knitterknotterand #knitterknotter so that I can find them!
  3. Email – If you haven’t already done so, you can subscribe to my newsletter to get all important updates of this CAL.

More Tunisian Mosaic Crochet!

If you are interested in Tunisian Mosaic Crochet, check out my 2023 Blanket CAL! It is made up of 25 squares, each with a different mosaic pattern!


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