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Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2022 – Square #5

Square 5 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 is designed by Andrea from YarnAndy.

This square features lace diamonds and popcorn stitches to create a beautifully textured fabric.

Square #5 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. This square features Tunisian lace and popcorn stitches to create a beautiful, textured block. It  is made using 3 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
  • January 19 – Square #2
  • February 2 – Square #3
  • February 16 – Square #4
  • March 2 – Square #5 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
  • 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 #5 – Beryl Lace Square designed by YarnAndy

Here is the designer’s version of the square, she made it with a solid color.

Square #5 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. This is the designer's original square that is made with one color - light blue.

Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn by KnitPicks.

The front view of the 5th square of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. This is made up of Tunisian lace and popcorn stitches. It is worked in 3 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 lace diamonds and popcorn stitches. Here are my notes from when I was working on my square:

  1. THIS IS A DIFFICULT BLOCK, DON’T STOP COUNTING!! – This is an intermediate to advanced level pattern, it is hard to keep track of the yarn over spaces and keeping the stitch counts right.
  2. This block is so much easier to make from a chart (which is available in the PDF which is available for free on the designer’s website) – it is easy to miss the yarn overs and my stitch counts were all over the place if I didn’t look at the chart.
  3. Andrea has created a video tutorial (she offers a left handed version too) that is extremely useful. Please view the video before making your block. You can find the tutorial in her blog post.
  4. Andrea writes her patterns slightly differently than mine. She says chain 39 for the Foundation chain and she starts picking up stitches from the first chain from the hook – which makes a total of 40 stitches in the Foundation row. You could do it her way or start with chain 40. Both would be correct.
  5. I eliminated the popcorns on the sides in my block.
  6. I removed one stitch on the left side to make the square symmetric width-wise.
  7. To make my block symmetric height-wise, I stopped after a repeat of Row 9.
  8. Border – I made two rounds of sc (single crochet stitches).

Pattern repeats and Adjustments

The pattern is a multiple of 8 plus 7. It is possible to add stitches to both sides to increase the width of the square.

To adjust height, the pattern can be stopped at a repeat of Row 9 or Row 5.

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

  1. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  2. How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
  3. How to block a crochet blanket / afghan
  4. Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
  5. Tunisian crochet basics
  6. 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 5th square of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 that shows off the different stitches used in the pattern.
A close up of the center section of the 5th block of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 hosted by KnitterKnotter. The lace and popcorn stitches create a textured square.

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 5th 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 140 yards (130 m) of yarn and weighs 1.8 oz (51 gms).

Front and Back

The front and back of the 5th 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 YarnAndy.

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 ????

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Square #5 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 5th 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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