Square 4 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 is designed by Tracy from Frayed Seams.
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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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
- February 16 – Square #4 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #4 – Tunisian Tumbling Blocks Square designed by Frayed Seams
Here is the designer’s version of the square. She made it with a solid color.
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.
- The pattern is easy to follow so you can sit back and enjoy this square 🙂
- It will need your attention but it is an easy pattern once you figure it out.
- It is hard to make modifications unless you are adding / removing entire rows / columns of blocks. See the Adjustments section.
- The use of the Back Simple Stitch with Knit Stitch is very clever. The three different stitches stand out and show the pattern very well.
- I found it easier to work on this pattern by following the chart, specially since I was altering the pattern a bit and eliminating some tumbling blocks from my square.
- My square: I made 7 tumbling blocks in my square.
- Border – I made:
- One round of sc (single crochet) stitches – one sc per stitch or row and 3 sc stitches in the corners
- One round of hdc (half double crochet) stitches in back loop only – one hdc per stitch and 3 hdc stitches in the corners.
- One round of sc (single crochet) stitches in back loop only – one sc per stitch and 3 sc stitches in the corners
- Border – I made:
- I did a quick search on YouTube for the tssbb stitch and the videos that come up in the results are not the ones you should refer to. Tunisian crochet is still evolving and people don’t know / use the standard terms for different stitches. Some stitches don’t even have standard terms.
- To make a simple stitch in the back bar for this square, you need to pick up the back vertical bar (the same one that you pick up for the Tunisian Reverse Stitch) from the front of the project instead of the back.
Pattern repeats and Adjustments
Adjust width – see pattern to add / remove stitches.
Adjust height – Add / remove entire rows of blocks to adjust height.
It is also possible to add a border to the square if it is a little smaller than the intended size.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- How to change color
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Reverse Stitch
- Tunisian Knit 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 140 yards (130 m) of yarn and weighs 1.8 oz (50 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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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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