Welcome to week 22 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 Elisa from Strings and Cuddles. This square is made up of several stripes using Tunisian Knit Stitch accented with Tunisian Cone Stitch. 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
- October 27 – Square #22 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- November 10 – Square #23
- November 24 – Square #24
Square #22 – Cone Tunisian Square – designed by Elisa from Strings and Cuddles
Square #21 is designed by Elisa from Strings and Cuddles. This square is built using Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Cone Stitch to create a unique design of the colored stripes.
Here is my square – This is the first square where I used 3 colors of my Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.
Here are some things I noted while working on the square:
- This pattern is mostly made up of knit stitches.
- The cones are easy to make, just make sure you pull the yarn up to the level of the current row every time.
- I experimented with color changes as always.
- The first two sections – cones are the same color as the rest of the rows and it is hard to see them.
- The cones are easiest to see in the fourth section (grey background with white cones) where all the rows of the background are a different color than the one that makes the cones.
- The part where I changed color on every row is really pretty but the cones get lost in the busy backdrop.
- This one will need your complete attention to make sure that your cones are at the right spot.
For width – add / remove stitches as required – The placement of the cones might need to be adjusted.
For height – add / remove rows in the center of the pattern, as needed.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- 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
What I did
I used 3 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 tried a variety of color change options to see how the cones look on different backdrops.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 150 yards (140 m) of yarn and weighs 2.4 oz (67 gms).
Front and Back
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