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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 – Square #7

Welcome to week 7 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 Elisabeth from Desamour Designs. The design uses the Basketweave stitch and color work to create a lovely diamond design in the middle of the square.

The seventh 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.

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.

Release Schedule

  • 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 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
  • 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 #7 – Panye Square – designed by Desamour Designs

Square #7 is designed by Elisabeth from Desamour Designs. It is made using Tunisian Knit Stitches and Tunisian Purl Stitches, which together make up the Basketweave stitch.

The seventh square crochet afghan pattern from the KnitterKnotter blanket CAL of 2021

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

Basket weave stitch combined with colorwork make the diamond pattern on the seventh mosaic square of the Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2021.
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My Notes

Here are some things I noted while working on the square:

  1. The square is fairly straightforward to make and there are no complex stitches involved.
  2. Using different colors can add a nice touch to this square.
  3. Color changes can be tricky if there is a purl stitch right after the color change.
Close up of the seventh block of the crochet afghan from KnitterKnotter Blanket CAL of 2021

Adjustments

Width – This pattern is worked in multiples of 4. Add or remove 4 stitches to increase or decrease width.

Height – Add or remove rows as needed – ideally in multiples of 4 to get a symmetric square.

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

  1. Tunisian Knit Stitch
  2. Tunisian Purl Stitch
  3. Color Changing
  4. Foundation Row
  5. How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
  6. How to block a crochet blanket/afghan
  7. Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
  8. 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!

My Square

Crochet stitches for blankets - used Tunisian Purl stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch to create the basketweave pattern

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 used a 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook to make this square.

I started with 36 stitches and changed color to form a diamond pattern. My square is symmetric and I have an equal number of rows and stitches to form a square.

Blocking the square designed by Elisabeth from Desamour Designs - basketweave stitch - 2021 CAL hosted by KnitterKnotter


Yardage and Size

My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 150 yards (140m) of yarn and weighs 2.26 oz (150 gms).

Front and Back of the seventh square of  the 2021 CAL hosted by Knitter Knotter.


The pattern

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN OF SQUARE #7 BY DESAMOUR DESIGNS!

Important notes

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.

The only way for me to be able to provide this CAL for free is to monetize my blog through ads and affiliate links. Please consider making a purchase from my links because that gives me a small commission without any additional cost to you. If the ads bother you, you could copy the content of this post into a separate document and print (be aware that this page contains a lot of images which you might want to delete before you hit the print button).

Share your squares!

I’d love to see your squares! Please share them on your social media with the tags @knitterknotter #knitterknottertunisianblanketcal2021 and #knitterknotter so that I can find them.

You could also create a project in Ravelry and share your pictures there.

Join my Facebook Group to connect with and share your pictures with other participants of the CAL!

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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Pin for the seventh square of the Tunisian / Afghan CAL of 2021 Hosted by KnitterKnotter - it is a basketweave square pattern that comes with full details about how many yards are needed to crochet a blanket.
Pin for the seventh square of the Tunisian / Afghan CAL of 2021 Hosted by KnitterKnotter - it is a basketweave square pattern that comes with left and right handed video tutorials for the stitches used in this pattern.

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Nancy Campbell

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Would appreciate your input. On your color squares, do you start each square with the new color then weave in ends at the end of each square. It did not look like you carried over any float. Thanks so much.