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.
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- 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
- August 18 – Square #17
- September 1- Square #18
- September 15- Square #19
- September 29 – Square #20 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- October 13- Square #21
- October 27 – Square #22
- November 10 – Square #23
- November 24 – Square #24
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.
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:
- 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.
- This is a great stash busting square!
- 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).
- The stitches in the square tilt a little to the right (I am right handed).
- Keep counting! The reverse pass can get tricky if you don’t count.
- 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.
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)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Full 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
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.
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
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