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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #24

Welcome to square #24 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021. This is going to be one of my patterns, it is worked with a combination of Tunisian Full Stitches and Simple Stitches and creates an illusion, hence the name Illusion Square. Continue reading for the details of this square and for the pattern.

The twenty fourth 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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Release Schedule

Square #24 – Illusion Square – designed by Arunima from Knitter Knotter

The illusion in this block is a happy accident since that’s not what I intended to do when I started making it 🙂 I was only experimenting with offset stitches in different rows to see how they looked. I really like the stitch combination in this block and I think the chevron like pattern could be repeated to make a pretty blanket.

Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.

Tunisian Simple and Full Stitches used to make the twenty fourth square pattern from the KnitterKnotter blanket CAL of 2021

Pattern

Scroll down for the free pattern.

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Size

12″ x 12″ square (blocked)

What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in 2 or 3 colors for the main pattern. I used Wool of the Andes Superwash by Knit Picks in colors Amethyst Heather, Cobblestone Heather and White. It used about 110 yards (100 m) of yarn and weighs 1.75 oz (50 gms).
  2. Hook: 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook, 6.5 mm crochet hook for the border (optional)
  3. Scissors
  4. Measuring Tape
  5. Tapestry needle to weave in tails

Experience Level

Beginner

Gauge

6 rows of 8 Tunisian Simple Stitches is a 2 inch square.

Abbreviations

  1. ch – chain
  2. fs – First Stitch – Skip the first vertical bar of the previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row. 
  3. ls – Last Stitch – Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row, yarn over, pull through both the vertical bars into a loop on the hook.
  4. tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch– Insert hook in the vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook. 
  5. tfs –  Tunisian Full Stitch– Insert hook into the next space between two stitches, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  6. yopt2 – Yarn over, pull through 2 loops.
  7. yopt3 – Yarn over, pull through 3 loops.
  8. FP – Forward Pass
  9. RP – Return Pass

Colors

C1: Amethyst Heather
C2: White
C3: Cobblestone Heather

Adjustments

To adjust width – add or remove stitches in multiples of five.
To adjust length – add or remove rows as needed.

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

  1. How to change color at the beginning of a Forward Pass 
  2. How to make a Foundation Row
  3. How to make a Tunisian Simple Stitch
  4. How to make a Tunisian Full Stitch
  5. How to bind off and end a project
  6. Tunisian Crochet Hooks
  7. How to block a crochet project

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!

Pattern Notes

  1. This pattern is written in English / US terms.
  2. Repeats in the pattern are mentioned in brackets (…). The number of times you must repeat everything between the brackets is mentioned right after.
  3. If you prefer to not have a wide border for your square, I recommend adding one repeat (5 stitches) to the pattern.

Instructions

Foundation Row:
FP: With C1, chain 31 (multiples of 5 plus 1). 
Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
RP: ch1, (yopt2) * all the way till the end of the row.

Row 1:
FP: With C2,  fs, (4 tss, 2 tfs) * 5 times, 4 tss, ls (36 loops on the hook)
RP: ch1, (yopt2 * 4 times, yopt3) * 5 times, (yopt2) * till the end of the row.

Row 2: 
Repeat Row 1 with C1.

Row 3:
Repeat Row 1 with C2.

Row 4:
FP: With C1, fs, (2 tfs, 4 tss) * 5 times, 2 tfs, 3 tss, ls (37 loops on the hook)
RP: ch1, yopt2 * 3 times, (yopt3, yopt2 * 4 times) * 5 times, yopt3, yopt2.

NOTE: While making a tss over the 2 full stitches from the previous row, insert your hook in the vertical bars of both the full stitches together.

Row 5:
Repeat Row 4 with C2.

Row 6:
Repeat Row 5 with C1.

Row 7:
FP: With C2,fs, tss, (2 tfs, 4 tss) * 5 times, 2 tfs, 2 tss, ls (37 loops on the hook)
RP: ch1, yopt2 * 2 times, (yopt3, yopt2 * 4 times) * 5 times, yopt3, yopt2 * 2 times.

NOTE: While making a tss over the 2 full stitches from the previous row, insert your hook in the vertical bars of both the full stitches together.

Row 8:
Repeat Row 7 with C1.

Row 9:
Repeat Row 7 with C2.

Row 10:
FP: With C1,fs, 2 tss, (2 tfs, 4 tss) * 5 times, 2 tfs, tss, ls (37 loops on the hook)
RP: ch1, yopt2, (yopt3, yopt2 * 4 times) * 5 times, yopt3, yopt2 * 3 times.

NOTE: While making a tss over the 2 full stitches from the previous row, insert your hook in the vertical bars of both the full stitches together.

Row 11:
Repeat Row 10 with C2.

Row 12:
Repeat Row 10 with C1.

Rows 13 – 15:
Repeat rows 7 to 9.

Rows 16 – 18:
Repeat rows 4 to 6.

Rows 19 – 21:
Repeat rows 1 to 3.

Rows 22 – 29:
Repeat Row 1 and make alternate rows in colors C3 and C2.

Row 30:
FP: fs, 34 tss, ls.
This will be the bind off row. You will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook.
RP: There is no return pass for this row.

Blocking

I recommend blocking the square using your preferred method of blocking before joining with the rest of the squares to make a blanket. 

Border

In my square, I made a 6 row border with a 6.5 mm crochet hook using the following pattern:
Single crochet (back loop only) in each edge stitch, make 3 single crochet stitches in the corners. 

My Square

Crochet stitches for blankets - Tunisian Simple Stitches and Tunisian Full stitches. The picture shows an angled view of the Illusion square.
Close up of the twenty fourth block of the crochet afghan from KnitterKnotter Blanket CAL of 2021

Blocking

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 Knitter Knotter - Illusion square built using Tunisian Simple and Full stitches - 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 1.75 oz (50 gms).

Front and Back

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

Important notes

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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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