Welcome to week 12 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 Detroit Knots. This square features a lace pattern that uses Tunisian Purl and Tunisian Simple Stitches to create its design. It looks really pretty in a single color but, it could be made with multiple colors too! That would add another interesting element 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
- May 26 – Square #11
- June 9- Square #12 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #12 – Purl Flower Lace Square by Detroit Knots
Square #12 is designed by Detroit Knots. The square combine Tunisian Purl Stitches with Tunisian Simple Stitches to create a lovely lace design. This can be created in a single color or in multiple colors to create the design you like the best.
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 whilst working on the square;
- I tried different ways of changing color with this block but nothing worked very well. I did switch colors in the middle of the square but I am not very happy with how it looks at the front.
- The color change works really well if you look at the wrong side of the square. I was tempted to turn the block around and use the wrong side as the front.
- I wanted to try this with Tunisian Reverse stitches instead of Tunisian Purl stitches, that might have helped with color changes, but I am not sure how the lace pattern would have looked. I think it is worth a try though.
- This one works up really quickly but you have to keep counting!!
To adjust width – add or remove stitches in multiples of eight.
To adjust height – add or remove rows as required.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Purl Stitch
- Changing Color
- Foundation Row
- How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
- How to block a crochet blanket/afghan
- Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
- 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!
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 at the beginning of the row 1 repeat.
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.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 135 yards (124 m) of yarn and weighs 2.15 oz (61 gms).
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #12 BY DETROIT KNOTS
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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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