Welcome to week 4 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! This is the first time I am participating in a CAL and making a blanket of my own. I am really enjoying making all the squares, it has been quite a learning experience and so much fun! 🙂
This week’s square is designed by Capital Crochet. This square is made up of color work using the Tunisian Knit Stitch to make a mitered design. It is perfect for using up yarn from your stash too! 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.
If you’d like to connect with other people who are participating in this CAL, you are welcome to join my Facebook group by clicking here!
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 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #4 – Stashdown Square – designed by Capital Crochet
Square #4 is the perfect stash busting square designed by Capital Crochet. You can use yarn from your stash or pick the colors specific to your blanket to make this. It is made up of Tunisian Knit Stitches and uses the join-as-you-go technique to join different sections of the square.
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 is a very easy square to make, but needs your attention because it is easy to miss Knit Stitches while crocheting.
- It is important to count your stitches while making OR at the end of every forward pass.
- The pattern is fully customizable and can and it is very easy to make adjustments to this square because of the way it is constructed – see the Adjustments section below.
- This square used more yarn than all previous squares – this is mostly because of the Knit Stitch which is shorter and more dense than the stitches that we have used in earlier squares.
- Height – Add / remove rows as needed from either section.
- Width – Add / remove stitches as needed from either section.
It is very easy to correct the shape of the square by modifying the number of stitches and rows of the last section – it requires no frogging at all!
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Knit Stitch
- Join as you go
- 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 of the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn to make my block and placed them as follows:
Section A – Alternating rows of Amethyst Heather and White
Section B – Amethyst Heather
Section C – Alternating Cobblestone Heather, White, and Amethyst Heather (2 rows each). I added 2 extra rows to end with a White row
Section D – Amethyst Heather
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 125 yards (115 m) of yarn and weighs 2.19 oz (62 gms).
Front and Back
The pattern is available for free on the designer’s website:
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