Welcome to week 14 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 Padma R Designs. This square features a central diamond pattern and is made using Tunisian Purl Stitches and Tunisian Knit Stitches. This is my first square that is worked flat with a double ended hook! It was slightly challenging in the beginning but once I understood the stitches and the pattern, it was a lot of fun to make!
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
- June 23 – Square #13
- July 7- Square #14 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #14 – Dhurrie Square – designed by Padma R Designs
Square #14 is designed by Padma R Designs. The square combines Tunisian Purl Stitches with Tunisian Knit Stitches to create a central diamond pattern that appears raised above the stripy background. This square is made using a double ended hook worked flat.
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:
- I had to move my hook to the other of the the cable after every color change since I did not have a 8mm double ended hook.
- I tried to make my stitches loose since the stitches worked from the back can get hard to make if the previous ones are not loose.
- Don’t give up! Only two stitches need to be figured out – the reverse knit stitch and the reverse back post purl. Once you have them sorted, it is not difficult to make this block. And, Padma is really easy to connect with and amazing with answering questions so please feel free to reach out to me or to her directly if you run into issues.
- My edges were not neat, I could not have done without the border on this square.
To adjust width – add / remove stitches on the two sides of the embossed pattern.
To adjust height – add / remove rows in the middle of the block keeping the embossed pattern on both sides symmetric.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Knit 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
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 used a long cable and moved my hook to the other end of the cable whenever there was a color change.
I followed the pattern exactly, there’s only one extra color change – I changed the B yarn to grey at the beginning of the Return Pass of Row 21.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 134 yards (123 m) of yarn and weighs 2.16 oz (61 gms).
Front and Back
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.
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