Welcome to week 21 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 Lori from Aklori Designs. It is a lovely open lacey design that can be created in either a single or multiple color options. Continue reading for the details of this square and for the link to the pattern.
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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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- 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
- October 13- Square #21 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- October 27 – Square #22
- November 10 – Square #23
- November 24 – Square #24
Square #21 – Piazza Square – designed by Lori from Aklori Designs
Square #21 is designed by Lori from Aklori Designs. This square is built using Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch to create a beautiful lacey design.
Here is my square – This is the first square where I used all 4 colors of my Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.
Here are some things I noted while working on the square:
- It is important to read the instructions carefully, this square will need your complete attention. Don’t stop counting!
- Changing color the way I did is complex and will need some practice to get tension during the transitions right.
- This square needs to be blocked aggressively to open up the lace pattern.
- I changed color as seen in the picture of my square. I recommend going over the entire pattern in advance and figuring out where you want your color changes to happen. It is hard to keep track if you freehand it.
For width – add / remove stitches in multiples of two – the central lace pattern can be made smaller or larger.
For height – add / remove rows in the center of the pattern, as needed.
It is also possible to add extra rows to the border OR make a separate border using traditional crochet to increase the size of this block.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Knit 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
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 4 colors to make my square using the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn: White, Brass Heather, Amethyst Heather and Cobblestone Heather.
I used a 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook to make this square.
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 110 yards (100 m) of yarn and weighs 1.8 oz (50 gms).
Front and Back
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #21 BY LORI FROM AKLORI DESIGNS!!
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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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Wednesday 13th of October 2021
I really like the way the color changes you used accentuate the block design. A pop of the amethyst color would lovely-maybe as the final border.
Wednesday 13th of October 2021
@Barbara Colvin, thank you! I really enjoyed the color changes in this block. I agree, an amethyst border would be lovely!