Welcome to square 3 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! I am really enjoying making the squares from this CAL. I can’t wait to share the next square with you!
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 Abbeymade. This is a Mosaic square made by using the Tunisian Simple Stitch and the Tunisian Double Crochet stitch. Continue reading to find out the details of the square and a 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 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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
- November 24 – Square #24
Square #3 – Offset T Square – designed by Abbeymade
Square #3 is a mosaic crochet square designed by Abbeymade. It is a very clever repeat pattern that makes a bunch of offset T’s. She uses a combination of Tunisian Simple Stitches and Tunisian Double Crochet stitches to make this pattern.
Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn by KnitPicks.
Here are some things I noted while working on the square:
- This square requires your full attention when working on it, it is definitely not the type of crochet you can do while watching Netflix!
- When a double crochet follows a yarn over, do not forget to yarn over a second time for the double crochet.
- This pattern is another great example to help you learn to read a crochet chart.
- Increase width – If you would like to extend the pattern, it is fairly straightforward to do so. Just follow the stitch pattern – it is easiest to use the chart to do this. If not, you could add an equal number of simple stitches on both sides.
- Decrease width – remove equal number of stitches from both sides. The pattern explains how to do this.
- The pattern includes instructions for modifying height
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Double Crochet
- 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 three colors of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn in White, Brass Heather and Cobblestone Heather as follows:
Row 1: Brass Heather
Row 2: Coblestone Heather
Row 3: Brass Heather
Row 4: White
Repeat colors from rows 1 to 4.
I used a 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook to make this square.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 115 yards (105 m) of yarn and weighs 1.83 oz (52 gms).
This pattern is available as a free PDF download from Ribblr and Ravelry. If you haven’t already tried it, Ribblr has some great features including interactive charts and pattern documents where you can mark and store your progress that you can access the next time you log in.
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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