Square 14 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 is designed by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy.
Kabila has taken inspiration from Canadian Smocking of woven fabrics and she has built something similar in Tunisian crochet by utilizing Tunisian Knit stitches to create an embossed look.
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.
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- January 5 – Square #1
- 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 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #14 – Sand Dune Square designed by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy
Here is the designer’s version of the square.
Here is my square – I made it with 1 color of the Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn by KnitPicks.
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.
This square is worked flat and features Tunisian knit stitches mainly. Here are my notes from when I was working on my square:
- I was really intimidated by this block when I first looked at it. It seemed to be a difficult technique and I decided to stick with one color and focus on the technique instead of the colors. It turned out to be so much easier than I had expected!
- I made this block with a 6.5 mm hook because the designer mentioned that a dense fabric works well for this technique.
- The row after the rows with the Combined Back Post Tunisian stitches is hard – specially if you have dense stitches.
- I used 2 stitch markers instead of the one mentioned in the pattern every time I marked my stitches. I marked the stitch mentioned in the pattern and the one next to it since I found that it was sometimes hard to find the stitch next to the one with the marker while making back post stitches.
- Kabila makes her foundation row slightly differently than how I make mine. I start making my Foundation row stitches in the 2nd chain from the hook while she prefers to start making hers in the 1st chain from the hook. So, for a foundation chain of 5 chain stitches, she will end up with 6 foundation row stitches whereas I will end up with 5 foundation row stitches.
- Kabila has a series of support videos that explain how to make this square in detail. The videos are extremely helpful in figuring out how to work the back post stitches. You can find the videos on her YouTube channel.
- I made one repeat less than mentioned in the pattern so I started with 44 stitches in my Foundation Row.
- I should have stuck to the pattern and made 4 repeats with an even smaller hook. Because I made one less repeat, I had to add a double crochet border to the sides to make my block a square.
- My honeycomb border has 3 rows.
Pattern repeats and Adjustments
The pattern is a 12 stitch repeat but it is hard to make adjustments because of the smocking technique.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- Tunisian Knit Stitch
- Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
- How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
- How to block a crochet blanket / afghan
- Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
- Tunisian crochet basics
- Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022 Pattern bundle – you will receive a new PDF pattern every 2 weeks as the squares are released in the CAL.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 220 yards (200 m) of yarn and weighs 2.82 oz (80 gms).
Front and Back
The free pattern
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