Square 7 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 is designed by Nadine Taylor from Mère et Fille Tricots.
This square features Tunisian Knit stitches worked with a double ended crochet hook to make a square.
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
- February 16 – Square #4
- March 2 – Square #5
- March 16 – Square #6
- March 30 – Square #7 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- 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 #7 – Labyrinth Square designed by Mère et Fille Tricots
Here is the designer’s version of the square.
Here is my square – I made it with 4 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.
This square is worked flat with a double ended hook and features Tunisian Knit Stitches. It is NOT worked in a round. Here are my notes from when I was working on my square:
- THIS IS A DIFFICULT BLOCK, DON’T STOP COUNTING!!
- Just like Square #3, this one is difficult to set up. Once you make the first four rows, the pattern starts to make sense and you will see the square shaping up.
- This one was tricky for me to figure out since it was similar to the ones we make in a round because of the way the shaping is done yet so different because it is worked flat.
- I requested Nadine for a video when I started making my square and having a visual reference made a world of difference. Please watch the video before you start making yours!
- This pattern needs two hooks of the same size on both ends. If you don’t have two hooks of the same size, it is possible to switch the same hook to the other end after every pass (if you are using an interchangeable set).
- T-inc in the pattern is what I would call a full stitch increase in my patterns.
- The instructions for Row 1 mean that you need to pick up 12 loops on your hook in the magic circle. Please watch the video if you need help with this.
- When I started making my square, I closed the magic loop too early during my first 2 attempts. That made it very difficult to work on the square. In my final version, I did not close the magic loop until I had made the entire square and was ready to weave in ends.
- Close your stitch markers or they will fall off!!
- Make sure you keep your stitch markers at the front of the project while making the return pass (see video).
- Keep moving the stitch markers up as mentioned in the pattern.
- I didn’t want to do that so I wrote down the stitch count of every edge on every row and made sure I counted every stitch very carefully to make the increases in the right place. It took me a few tries to come up with a system that worked for me so don’t be discouraged if you need to restart a few times.
- Because it is made with knit stitches primarily, this block stretches a lot! The version you see in the pictures is 14″x14″ after blocking. It was close to 12″ x 12″ when I had completed it. I will have to frog a few rows before I join this with my other squares. I made 24 rows, I should have followed the pattern and stopped at 18.
- TIP: This is a reversible pattern, the front and back look the same. Plan your colors ahead of time.
Pattern repeats and Adjustments
This pattern is a 2 row repeat and you can stop whenever you have achieved the size that you desire.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- How to change color
- 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 14″ x 14″ in size (along the edges) and used about 230 yards (210 m) of yarn and weighs 3 oz (84 gms).
I am going to frog this square and bring it down to 12″ x 12″ before I join it with the other squares. Read my notes above for more on this.
Front and Back
The free pattern
At the time of releasing this pattern, Nadine is unwell. She broke her ankle a few days back and then she found that she was COVID positive. She was unable to share the free pattern on her blog so I am going to offer the PDF download for free here (I will update this page with a link to the free pattern when Nadine is feeling better). Meanwhile, please make sure to visit her blog and check out her other patterns!
UPDATE (March 30th, 2022): The pattern is now available in Nadine’s Ravelry store.
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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