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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #17

Welcome to week 17 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! It is my turn to share a square pattern with you! My block features overlay crochet stitches to create little windows in the square. Continue reading for the details of this square and for the pattern.

The seventeenth 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

Square #17 – Jharokha Square – designed by Arunima from Knitter Knotter

A Jharokha is an enclosed balcony that consists of multiple windows, usually on an upper floor. Jharokhas were used by rulers in India to communicate with the public and by royal women to witness celebrations and every day life of the common man. My square is inspired by the beautiful Jharokhas that adorn the Hawa Mahal in India.

This square features overlay double crochet stitches to create the collection of windows in it. I recommend using at least two colors to make this block.

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

Tunisian Overlay Stitches used to make the seventheenth square of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021.

Pattern

Scroll down for the free pattern.

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Size

12″ x 12″ square (blocked)

What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn:
  1. Hook: 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook
  2. Scissors
  3. Measuring Tape
  4. Tapestry needle to weave in tails

Experience Level

Intermediate

Gauge

6 rows of 8 Tunisian Simple Stitches is a 2 inch square.

Abbreviations

  1. ch – chain
  2. fs – First Stitch – Skip the first vertical bar of the previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row. 
  3. ls – Last Stitch – Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row, yarn over, pull through both the vertical bars into a loop on the hook.
  4. tks – Tunisian Knit Stitch – Insert hook in the space between the two vertical bars of the next stitch, pull up a loop on the hook. 
  5. odcbb – Overlay double crochet stitch in back vertical bar – Yarn over, insert hook in the two sections of the back vertical bar, yarn over, pull through both sections, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook.
  6. trs – Tunisian reverse stitch – Insert hook in the back vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook. 
  7. FP – Forward Pass
  8. RP – Return Pass

Colors

C1: Amethyst Heather
C2: White

Adjustments

To adjust width – add or remove stitches in multiples of five.
To adjust length – see written instructions for Rows 11 – 38.

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

  1. How to make a Foundation Row
  2. Tunisian Knit Stitch
  3. Tunisian Double Crochet
  4. Tunisian Reverse Stitch
  5. Tunisian Overlay double crochet stitch in back vertical bar
  6. How to change color in Tunisian crochet
  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!

Pattern Notes

  1. This pattern is written in English / US terms.
  2. The instructions below are only for the forward pass. The return pass for every row is the same: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row. 

Instructions

Foundation Row: With C1, chain 37 (multiples of 5 plus 2).  Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.

Rows 1 – 3: With C1, fs, 35 trs, ls

Row 4: With C2, repeat Row 1

Row 5: With C2, fs, 35 tks, ls

Row 6: With C1, fs, 3 tks, 2 odcbb, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, 2 odcbb, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, 2 odcbb, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, 2 odcbb, 3 tks, ls

Note: Remember to make your overlay stitches in the trs stitches of the same color that were made 3 rows back.

Row 7: With C1, repeat Row 1

Row 8: With C2, repeat Row 1

Row 9: With C2, repeat Row 5

Row 10: With C1, fs, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, 2 odcbb, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, 3 odcbb, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, 2 odcbb, 3 tks, odcbb, 3 tks, ls

Note: Remember to make your overlay stitches in the trs stitches of the same color that were made 3 rows back.

Rows 11 – 38: Repeat rows 3 – 10 until Row 38 or until desired height is achieved.

Rows 39 – 41: With C1, repeat Row 1

Row 42: With C1, fs, 35 trs, ls
This will be the bind off row. This is the same as the previous row except that you will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook.
There is no return pass for this row.

My Square

Crochet stitches for blankets - used tunisian knit stitch, tunisian reverse stitch and overlay stitches worked together.
Close up of the seventeenth block of the crochet afghan from KnitterKnotter Blanket CAL of 2021

Blocking

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 Knitter Knotter - mosaic crochet using tunisian knit stitch, tunisian reverse stitch and overlay stitches - 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter

Yardage and Size

My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 154 yards (140 m) of yarn and weighs 2.47 oz (70 gms).

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

Important notes

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