Skip to Content

Home » Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #20

Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #20

Welcome to week 20 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! This week’s square is designed by Raffaella from Raffamusa Designs. It features an interesting stitch pattern that creates a beautiful drapey fabric. Continue reading for the details of this square and for the link to the pattern.

The twentieth 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 #20 – Offset Saloniki Square – designed by Raffaella from Raffamusa Designs

Square #20 is designed by Raffaella from Raffamusa Designs. This square has an interesting stitch combination which creates a beautiful design. The stitches are periodically offset from each other which creates a beautiful square with lovely drape that doesn’t curl very much.

The twentieth square crochet afghan pattern from the KnitterKnotter blanket CAL of 2021. This is the designer's version.

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

Tunisian simple stitches worked together with Tunisian Full stitches - used to make the twenthieth square of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021.
Tunisian

My Notes

Here are some things I noted while working on the square:

  1. Keep an eye on the repeats when the pattern changes, it is easy to mess up because the stitches are offset – I ended up having to frog pretty much every time the stitches were offset.
  2. This is a great stash busting square!
  3. I changed color for every stitch in the 3rd section. I had to keep my reverse pass loose, I still ended up with that section slightly tighter than the rest (as seen in the picture of my block above).
  4. The stitches in the square tilt a little to the right (I am right handed).
  5. Keep counting! The reverse pass can get tricky if you don’t count.
  6. This stitch combination made a very drapey fabric even though it uses up a lot more yarn than a regular full stitch block. The fabric didn’t curl much and reminds me of the feather stitch in traditional crochet.

Adjustments

To adjust the width – add or remove stitches in multiples of two.
To adjust the length – add or remove rows as required.

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

  1. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  2. Tunisian Full Stitch
  3. Foundation Row
  4. How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
  5. How to block a crochet blanket/afghan
  6. Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
  7. 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!

My Square

Crochet stitches for blankets - used tunisian simple stitch and tunisian full stitch worked together.
Close up of the twentieth block of the crochet afghan from KnitterKnotter Blanket CAL of 2021

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 for every stitch in the 3rd section – I had to keep my reverse pass chain loose, I still ended up with that section slightly tighter than the rest.

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 Raffaella - using tunisian simple stitch and tunisian full stitch - 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter
Raffa

Yardage and Size

My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 147 yards (135 m) of yarn and weighs 2.36 oz (67 gms).

Front and Back

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

The pattern

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #20 BY RAFFAELLA OF RAFFAMUSA DESIGNS!!

Important notes

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.

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 🙂

Pin this for later!

Bookmark this page or follow the Pinterest board of this CAL to be able to find this post easily later.

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

Disclosure

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission. While using these links doesn’t cost you more, it helps me continue to offer patterns for free. Thank you for your continued support!

I strive to offer my patterns for free and that is possible only with your support. Please share this post and your pictures as much as possible. Every share counts 🙂


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE NEWSLETTER

You will receive alerts for new patterns and sneak peeks of my future patterns. I also share deals with my subscribers that you won’t get elsewhere!!


Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 - Square #19
← Read Last Post
Tunisian Rainbow Fringe Scarf by Roeska
Read Next Post →