Welcome to square 6 of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021! 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 square is designed by Noorain from Noor’s Knits. It features a lovely cabled design with a honeycomb section in the middle. The design can be made using a single color for the whole square or you could mix it up with different colors for the cables too.
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– Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #6 – Cables and Honeycomb Square – designed by Noor’s Knits
Square #6 is a lovely cable design square with an interesting honeycomb section in the middle. It is made up of Tunisian Purl Stitches, the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch and Tunisian Cables. This square has wonderful texture which will work well in one single color, or if you want to accent the cables, it works well having those in either one or two colors that are different to the main square color.
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:
- Use stitch markers – I used them at the beginning and end of the honeycomb section to help keep count. You will need to count your stitches to make sure you are making the honeycomb section in the center!
- Keep an eye on row 4 in particular as the stitch count increases.
- It is a little difficult to change color when the first stitch of the new color is a purl stitch, make sure you are concentrating on this if you change color there.
- Keep counting!! This square is easy to mess up if you do not keep counting constantly. Make sure you are concentrating on this and not watching television at the same time 🙂
- Use a cable stitch holder if you have one, it will really help make the cables easier to make.
Width – You can add or remove an equal number of stitches from both sides of the cables. You could also increase / decrease the width of the honeycomb section. I started my square with 42 chains instead of 50. To reduce the 8 stitches, I made 4 purl stitches instead of 6 a total of 4 times on every row.
Height: You adjust the height you can add or remove rows as needed.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Knit Stitch
- Tunisian Purl Stitch
- Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
- Tunisian Cables
- 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
What I did
I used 3 colors to make my square using the Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn: White, Brass Heather and Cobblestone Heather.
I made the cables with two colors which required changing the colors to make sure the two twines were different. This is an advanced technique and I had to practice with making the cable in a solid color before attempting it with 2 colors.
I didn’t end up adding the yarn over in Row 4 because I kept forgetting about it. The pattern worked up fine even without that.
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 150 yards (140m) of yarn and weighs 2.36 oz (67 gms).
Front and Back of the square
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