Welcome to week 16 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 Tahryn from Burgundy and Blush. It features beautiful lace pattern made up of simple stitches which looks amazing in a solid color or multiple colors too. 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
- May 26 – Square #11
- June 9- Square #12
- June 23 – Square #13
- July 7- Square #14
- July 21 – Square #15
- August 4- Square #16 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #16 – Tunisian Lace CAL Square – designed by Tahryn from Burgundy and Blush.
Square #16 is designed by Tahryn from Burgundy and Blush. This square features a beautiful lace pattern, which is made using only Tunisian Simple Stitch. The lace pattern of this square is only revealed as the reverse pass is worked and looks beautiful in whichever color combination you prefer!
Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.
I love how the color changes played out in this square. The first section where I changed color at the beginning of the forward pass of every row is my favorite. I love the texture and the look of that section!
Here are some things I noted while working on the square:
- It is an easy pattern that is worked with only Tunisian Simple Stitches.
- The lace magic happens in the reverse pass!
- The square needs you complete attention –
- It is easy to lose count while making the reverse pass
- It is easy to mistakenly add or miss a stitch during the forward pass. I had to frog a few rows because of this.
To adjust width – add or remove stitches in multiples of five.
To adjust length – add or remove rows as required.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- 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 experimented by changing color after every row in one section. In the others, I made a few rows in the same color
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 116 yards (106 m) of yarn and weighs 1.87 oz (53 gms).
Front and Back
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #16 BY TAHRYN FROM BURGUNDY AND BLUSH!!
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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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