Welcome to week 10 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! This is my first CAL where I am collaborating with other designers. I am going to make my blanket / afghan with everyone and hope to learn some new Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques along the way 🙂
This week’s square is designed by ChiWei from 1DogWoof that features a beautiful 4×4 Tunisian Cable. Continue reading for the details of this square and for the link to the pattern.
Disclaimer: Materials provided by KnitPicks, KnitIQ, Clover USA, and Walnut Farm Designs; this post contains affiliate links.
If you are new to the CAL, click here to find all the introductory information including the schedule, supplies, and giveaways.
If you are new to Tunisian crochet, I hosted a CAL in 2020 that was designed to teach Tunisian crochet to beginners. If this one seems advanced, you are welcome to check that out and practice a few basic stitches before you come back to this one. Click here to view the beginner CAL of 2020.
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You can follow this Pinterest board to find all the squares and other information related to the CAL in one place.
- January 6 – Square #1
- January 20 – Square #2
- February 3 – Square #3
- February 17 – Square #4
- March 3 – Square #5
- March 17 – Square #6
- March 31 – Square #7
- April 14 – Square #8
- April 28 – Square #9
- May 12 – Square #10 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- May 26 – Square #11
- June 9- Square #12
- June 23 – Square #13
- July 7- Square #14
- July 21 – Square #15
- August 4- Square #16
- August 18 – Square #17
- September 1- Square #18
- September 15- Square #19
- September 29 – Square #20
- October 13- Square #21
- October 27 – Square #22
- November 10 – Square #23
- November 24 – Square #24
Square #10 – Flirty Foliage – Monstera – designed by 1DogWoof
Square #10 is a single cabled square designed by ChiWei from 1DogWoof. It uses Tunisian Knit and Tunisian Purl Stitches to create the off centre cable square that looks good in a single color or multiple colors.
Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.
Here are some things I noted while working on the square:
- This is a simple square to make if you know how to make cables.
- The use of a simple stitch a the beginning helps immensely with the edge.
- The square will need your complete attention so don’t stop counting!! It is easy to miss a Knit Stitch.
- The actual width of the square can be measured after making about 10 rows.
- If this is your first cable pattern, practice with a solid color before attempting any color changes.
- Working your stitches loosely makes the cables easier.
To adjust width – Add or remove purl stitches / knit stitches in equal numbers on both sides.
To adjust height – Add / remove rows as needed.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Knit Stitch
- Tunisian Purl Stitch
- Changing Color
- Cables 3×3
- Foundation Row
- How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
- How to block a crochet blanket/afghan
- Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
- Tunisian crochet basics
What I did
I used 3 colors to make my square using the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn: White, Brass Heather and Cobblestone Heather.
I used a 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook to make this square.
I changed color twice on every row to incorporate 3 colors in my square. This is my first square without any color changes in the middle of the cable and I quite enjoyed making this. The color changes make it stressful to work on.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 155 yards (140 m) of yarn and weighs 2.5 oz (71 gms).
Front and back
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