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.
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.
- 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
- November 10 – Square #23 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- November 24 – Square #24
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.
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 very easy and builds a very drapey fabric.
- 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 🙂
- You can make this one while you are relaxing and need something simple to work on.
- There are no extended edge stitches in the pattern, all edge stitches are made as you would normally make them.
- This pattern works up really quickly and would be excellent to make a blanket with.
For width – add / remove stitches as needed.
For height – add / remove rows as needed.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Purl Stitch
- Tunisian Double Crochet
- 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 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.
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
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #23 BY KELSIE FROM CRAFTING FOR WEEKS!!
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