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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #11

Welcome to week 11 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 Emily from Hooked Hazel. It uses Tunisian X Stitches for the backdrop and has a design built using using the Tunisian Bobble Stitch. The square uses color work to create a stripped background to the bobble designs.

The eleventh square of the Tunisian Sampler Blanket / Afghan CAL of 2021 hosted by KnitterKnotter.

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.

If you’d like to connect with other people who are participating in this CAL, you are welcome to join my Facebook group by clicking here!

You can follow this Pinterest board to find all the squares and other information related to the CAL in one place.

Release Schedule

  • 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
  • May 26 – Square #11 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
  • 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 #11 – XO Tunisian Square – designed by Hooked Hazel

Square #11 is designed by Emily from Hooked Hazel. She uses a combination of Tunisian X stitch edge and Tunisian Bobble stitch creates a central design on a stripped background.

The eleventh square crochet afghan pattern from the KnitterKnotter blanket CAL of 2021

Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.

Tunisian  bobble and X stitches - used to make the eleventh square of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021.

My Notes

Here are some things I noted whilst working on the square;

  1. This is an easy square to make and you can make different patterns using the bobbles.
  2. Don’t stop counting, it is very easy to miss a stitch after making a bobble if you do!
  3. Make around 10 rows before you can figure out the actual width of the square.

Adjustments

To adjust width – add or remove stitches in multiples of two and adjust bobbles as needed.
To adjust height – add or remove rows as required.

Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)

  1. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  2. Tunisian Knit Stitch
  3. Tunisian X Stitch
  4. Tunisian Bobble Stitch (Double Crochet version)
  5. Changing Color
  6. Foundation Row
  7. How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
  8. How to block a crochet blanket/afghan
  9. Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
  10. Tunisian crochet basics

Click here to view the Playlist on YouTube that contains all my tutorials that will be helpful throughout the CAL. You can also subscribe to my channel!

My Square

Crochet stitches for blankets - used tunisian bobble stitch and tunisian X stitch worked together.
Close up of the eleventh block of the crochet afghan from KnitterKnotter Blanket CAL of 2021

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 started with 40 stitches and then changed color once every 2 rows – at the beginning of the reverse pass. I also modified the location of the bobbles to create a different design than the original pattern.

I used the stitch markers from Walnut Farm Design to keep track of my stitches and I wet blocked my square by soaking it in warm water and pinning it to my blocking mat until dry.

Blocking the block designed by Emily from HookedHazel - bobbles and X stitches combined to create a beautiful pattern - 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter

Yardage and Size

My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 143 yards (130 m) of yarn and weighs 2.29 oz (65 gms).

Front and back of the eleventh square of the 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter

The pattern

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #11 BY HOOKED HAZEL!!

Important notes

The copyright for each pattern is held by the designer. You may ask for additional resources and tutorials from the designer of the square only. No one else can make a full tutorial of the pattern unless permitted by the designer. I have included my notes and links to my tutorials that I think might be helpful in making the square but those do not supersede the instructions and tutorials provided by the designer.

The only way for me to be able to provide this CAL for free is to monetize my blog through ads and affiliate links. Please consider making a purchase from my links because that gives me a small commission without any additional cost to you. If the ads bother you, you could copy the content of this post into a separate document and print (be aware that this page contains a lot of images which you might want to delete before you hit the print button).

Share your squares!

I’d love to see your squares! Please share them on your social media with the tags @knitterknotter #knitterknottertunisianblanketcal2021 and #knitterknotter so that I can find them.

You could also create a project in Ravelry and share your pictures there.

Join my Facebook Group to connect with and share your pictures with other participants of the CAL!

Thank you for joining me on this CAL! I hope you will enjoy working on your squares and that we can all learn some interesting stitches and techniques along the way 🙂

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Pin for the eleventh square of the Tunisian Blanket / Afghan CAL of 2021 hosted by KnitterKnotter - it is a bobble square pattern that comes with full details about how many yards are needed to crochet a blanket.
Pin for the eleventh square of the Tunisian Blanket / Afghan CAL of 2021 hosted by KnitterKnotter - it is a bobble square pattern that comes with full details about how many yards are needed to crochet a blanket.

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