Welcome to week 13 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 Tamara from Moogly. This square is made using Tunisian Moss Stitch which creates a light lacy feel to it. This looks amazing in stripes and would look great in a solid color too.
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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
- June 23 – Square #13 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #13 – Screen Window Square – designed by Moogly
Square #13 is designed by Tamara from Moogly. This square uses the Tunisian Moss Stitch to create a light and airy design. Made originally using a self striping yarn, this square also works well in a solid color or by mixing up colors to create multi-colored stripes. In her blog post, Tamara talks about the significance of the name of this block. I think the advice she received is applicable to all parents and, even though my kids are really small, I am going to remember what this block signifies for when my kids are older.
Here is my square, I made it with 3 colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.
- The back of the moss stitch pattern looks really good too!
- It is easy to add or skip stitches on this square so keep counting as you work. This square needs your complete attention to create.
- There is a slight bias on this square (since I am right handed it slants towards the right).
To adjust the width – Add / remove stitches in multiples of two and adjust the moss stitch section as needed.
To adjust the Length – Add/ remove rows as required.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Reverse Stitch
- Tunisian Moss Stitch
- Modified Tunisian Simple 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
What I did
- In row 3, I replaced all Tunisian Simple Stitches with Modified Tunisian Simple Stitches. This is because my Simple Stitches were very loose and the fabric was starting to lose its shape.
- I ended my repeats with a repeat of Row 5 and then made a row of alternating Tunisian Full Stitches and Tunisian Simple Stitches.
- I carried yarn in the back and had a lot of loose yarn, so I sewed over the loose yarn while weaving in the ends of the yarn.
- I changed color after every 2 rows of the moss pattern (the centre) – at the beginning of the forward pass.
- To work Row 31, crochet into a yarn over if a stitch doesn’t exist.
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.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 125 yards (115 m) of yarn and weighs 2.01 oz (57 gms).
Front and Back
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