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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2022 – Square #1

Welcome to the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022! After the success of last year’s CAL, I am excited to host another one this year 🙂 Just like last year, I am going to make my blanket along with you all and I look forward to learning more new stitches and techniques this year.

I am excited to share the first square of this CAL designed by Pia from Stitches n Scraps. This block features a beautiful shell pattern that can be used to build a blanket on its own!

Square #1 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. This square features a shell pattern and is made using 4 colors of the KnitPicks Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn.


Disclaimer: Materials provided by KnitPicks, Denise, and Walnut Farm Designs; this post contains affiliate links.

If you are new to the CAL, click here to find all the introductory information for the 2022 CAL 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. 

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 5 – Square #1 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
  • January 19 – Square #2
  • February 2 – Square #3
  • February 16 – Square #4
  • March 2 – Square #5
  • March 16 – Square #6
  • March 30 – Square #7
  • April 13 – Square #8
  • April 27 – Square #9
  • May 11 – Square #10
  • May 25 – Square #11
  • June 8 – Square #12
  • June 22 – Square #13
  • July 6- Square #14
  • July 20 – Square #15
  • August 3 – Square #16
  • August 17 – Square #17
  • August 31- Square #18
  • September 14 – Square #19
  • September 28 – Square #20
  • October 12- Square #21
  • October 26 – Square #22
  • November 9 – Square #23
  • November 23 – Square #24

Square #1 – Tunisian Shells Blanket Square designed by Stitches n Scraps

Here is the designer’s version of the square. She made it with two colors, changing color after every row.

Square #1 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. This is the designer's original square that is made with two shades of green. It features an offset shell pattern.

Here is my square – I made it with 4 colors of the Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn by KnitPicks.

The front view of the 1st square of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. This is made up of a beautiful lace pattern and is worked in 4 colors of the Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn by KnitPicks.

Pattern

Scroll down for the link to the free pattern.

The patterns in this CAL will also be available for purchase as a bundle. If you purchase the bundle, you will receive the PDF version of all the squares as they are released (you pay less than a dollar per pattern!). This is a mystery CAL so, if you purchase the bundle, you will NOT receive all the patterns at once. You will receive a new pattern every 2 weeks as the squares are released in the CAL.

I’d love to see your squares! Please share them on your social media with the tags @knitterknotter, #knitterknottertunisianblanketcal2022 and #knitterknotter so that I can find them.

My Notes

This square is worked flat and features offset shell stitches. Here are my notes from when I was working on my square:

  1. This is an easy pattern but requires your complete attention. So, don’t stop counting!!
  2. An easy way to avoid mistakes is to remember that a shell is on top of a Simple Stitch and a Simple Stitch is made on the middle of a shell.
  3. The pattern mentions ‘yo and pull up a loop’ in the instructions – this is done after inserting hook into the indicated stitch. This will add one loop to the hook and not two.
  4. I used a 8 mm hook to make my square and added a border with a 6.5 mm hook.
  5. I used the main color alternated with 3 other colors to make my shell rows.
  6. I have 7 shells in my square and I started with 43 chain stitches.
  7. I have a total of 25 rows –
    • Row 1 then a total of 12 repeats of rows 2 and 3.
    • I made my bind off row with the same color as the previous row.
    • I matched colors of my first and last rows so I could add a border of the same color and it would look symmetric.
    • I made a hdc (half double crochet) border – one hdc per stitch or row and 3 hdc stitches in the corners.

Square #1 Live Demo

If you need some extra help with this square, Pia went live on my Facebook group last week and ended up giving everyone a demo of how to make the square.

Pattern repeats and Adjustments

The shell pattern is a repeat of 6.

The total number of stitches in a row is a multiple of 6 plus 1.

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

  1. Live session with Pia with a demo to make this square
  2. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  3. How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
  4. How to block a crochet blanket / afghan
  5. Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
  6. Tunisian crochet basics
  7. Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022 Pattern bundle – you will receive a new PDF pattern every 2 weeks as the squares are released in the CAL.

My Square

An angled view of the 1st square of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 that shows off the offset shell stitches of the pattern.
A close up fo the 1st block of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. The beautiful shell stitches create a lovely pattern that can be used to make a full blanket.

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 1st block of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. The block is pinned to four KnitIQ blocking mats using the Knitter's Pride Rainbow blockers and some Tpins. The square is blocked to 12" x 12".

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 1.40 oz (40 gms).

Front and Back

The front and back of the 1st square of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter.

The free pattern

Click here for the free pattern of this square designed by Stitches n Scraps.

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#knitterknottertunisianblanketcal2022 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 🙂

Pin this for later!

Bookmark this page or follow the Pinterest board of this CAL to be able to find this post easily later.

Square #1 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. You can see 2 versions of the block here - the designer's original square and Arunima's version from the same pattern.
The 1st block of the Tunisian Crochet Sampler Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter.

Disclosure

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission. While using these links doesn’t cost you more, it helps me continue to offer patterns for free. Thank you for your continued support!

I strive to offer my patterns for free and that is possible only with your support. Please share this post and your pictures as much as possible. Every share counts 🙂


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Karen Zeleznik

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

I thought I purchased the pattern bundle, when do we receive the pattern for square 1? Thank you.

Karen Zeleznik

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

@Arunima, Let me explain further. This is my receipt for the pattern, but there is no way to download the first square. I have never ordered a CAL pattern before and know it arrives in parts, just not where to get those parts. Yes, I see and have downloaded the free pattern that your email sent me to, but I have not received anything else. Thrivecart has no link to anything.

Sorry I keep bothering you.

Karen

"December 20th 2021

"KnitterKnotter: Payment notification Welcome to the KnitterKnotter Tunisian Blanket CAL of 2022. You will receive the first pattern from this CAL on January 5th 2022. We can't wait to see what colors you will pick and how your squares will work up!

You have purchased the following products from KnitterKnotter: Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022 One-time payment ($19.99)"

Karen Zeleznik

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

@Arunima, I still don't know where to find the actual paid pattern. Sorry.

Arunima

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

@Karen Zeleznik, I sent out an email this morning and I now see that you opened it. Looks like you might have found it before I got to it. If you need help with anything else, please let me know.

Vidya Rangasayee

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

What is the stitch you used for the border? Looks so pretty

Arunima

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

@Vidya Rangasayee, I used half double crochet, it looks so pretty with this yarn :)