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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #23

Welcome to week 23 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! This week’s square is designed by Kelsie from Crafting for Weeks. This square has a very light and drapey feel to it and has an amazing texture that looks lovely in one color or multiple colors. Continue reading for the details of this square and for the link to the pattern.

The twenty third 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.

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You can follow this Pinterest board to find all the squares and other information related to the CAL in one place.

Release Schedule

Square #23 – The Chunky Mesh Square – designed by Kelsie from Crafting for Weeks

Square #23 is designed by Kelsie from Crafting for Weeks. This square is built using Tunisian Purl Stitch and Tunisian Double Crochet to create a lovely textured and drapey fabric.

The twenty third square crochet afghan pattern from the KnitterKnotter blanket CAL of 2021

Here is my square – This is the first square where I used 3 colors of my Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.

Tunisian purl stitches worked together with double crochet stitches - used to make the twenty third square of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021.

My Notes

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

  1. This pattern is very easy and builds a very drapey fabric.
  2. I experimented with color changes and only changed the color at the halfway point every alternate row in the middle section. My block reminds me of a bar code now 🙂
  3. You can make this one while you are relaxing and need something simple to work on.
  4. There are no extended edge stitches in the pattern, all edge stitches are made as you would normally make them.
  5. This pattern works up really quickly and would be excellent to make a blanket with.

Adjustments

For width – add / remove stitches as needed. 
For height – add / remove rows as needed. 

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

  1. Tunisian Purl Stitch
  2. Tunisian Double Crochet
  3. Changing Color
  4. Foundation Row
  5. How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
  6. How to block a crochet blanket/afghan
  7. Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
  8. 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 purl stitch and tunisian double crochet worked together.
Close up of the twenty third 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, Amethyst Heather and Cobblestone Heather.

I used a 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook to make this square.

I tried changing color in the middle of a row, it ended up creating a neat barcode like pattern.

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 Kelsie Weeks - crochet using tunisian purl stitch and tunisian double crochet - 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter

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 1.84 oz (50 gms).

Front and Back

Front and back of the twenty third square of the 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter

The pattern

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #23 BY KELSIE FROM CRAFTING FOR WEEKS!!

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.

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

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