Square 3 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 is designed by Marjolein from Muis Creations.
This square is the first square of this CAL that is worked in a round. It features a bunch of different stitches to create a beautiful pattern.
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.
- January 5 – Square #1
- January 19 – Square #2
- February 2 – Square #3 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #3 – Mousy Square designed by Muis Creations
Here is the designer’s version of the square. She made it with two colors, with one color for the forward pass and the other for the reverse pass.
Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors 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.
Marjolein has a photo tutorial that walks you through starting a square that is worked in a round. I think it is a very helpful tutorial if you are attempting a pattern like this for the first time.
Here is Marjolein’s video tutorial for making the first few rounds of her square.
If you’d like to start with a simpler block, I have one that I created during my 2020 CAL. It is a very basic square that is worked in the round.
This square is worked in a round and requires a double ended hook. It features a bunch of different stitches including the Knit, Simple, Full, Extended, Reverse, Twisted Simple, Twisted Knit and Star stitches. Here are my notes from when I was working on my square:
- This is an easy one if you are aware of all the basic stitches that make up this square and if you know how to work in a round.
- If this is your first attempt at working in a round, I recommend trying a simpler block (like my square TITR square from the 2020 CAL – see video tutorial above) before attempting the pattern in this block. It takes some getting used to and it will be easier to divide and conquer the stitches and the ‘in the round’ technique.
- The first 4 rounds are the hardest to get through since you don’t really see the square shape until then. Once the square starts shaping up, it gets easier.
- Do NOT skip the stitch markers. I have made several blocks in the round and I still mess up the first few rounds (even with the markers sometimes).
- This block will need your complete attention at least for the first few rounds. Do NOT stop counting!!
- Following up from the above note, it is easy to miss stitches while making Reverse stitches, so please keep counting!
- This is a beautiful pattern, the fun part begins when you can start seeing how the square grows and the pattern develops 🙂
- Pull through is expected to be preceded by a yarn over in the pattern.
- Marjolein’s square in the PDF does not match the instructions exactly. She altered the sequence of stitches and mentioned that in her notes. If you want a reference square to match your square with, please refer to the pictures in this blog post.
- My square: I followed the pattern exactly how it is and ended up with a 12″ x 12″ square. I changed the forward pass color after the fifth round, and then after every 4 rounds.
Pattern repeats and Adjustments
To make a smaller square, you can bind off when you have achieved the desired size.
To make a larger square, you can add rounds of Tunisian Knit Stitches (or any other stitch if you prefer) until you reach the desired size.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- How to change color
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Purl Stitch
- Tunisian Full Stitch
- Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
- Tunisian Reverse Stitch
- Tunisian Extended Stitches
- Tunisian Twisted Simple Stitches
- Tunisian Twisted Knit Stitches
- 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 140 yards (130 m) of yarn and weighs 1.8 oz (52 gms).
Front and Back
The free pattern
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.
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