Tunisian Sampler Blanket CAL – Weekly updates

CAL Schedule

The focus in this CAL will be on learning and we will take it slow – we will learn 1 new stitch every week and make a 8″ x 8″ square. At the end of 16 weeks, we will put together all our squares and make a blanket. You can create a project on Ravelry here to track your progress!!

Week 0: May 7 – May 13: Gather your supplies
Week 1: May 14 – May 20: Tunisian Simple Stitch
Week 2: May 21 – May 27: Tunisian Full Stitch
Week 3: May 28 – Jun 3: Tunisian Purl Stitch
Week 4: Jun 4 – Jun 10: TBD
Week 5: Jun 11 – Jun 17: TBD
Week 6: Jun 18 – Jun 24: TBD
Week 7: Jun 25 – Jul 1: TBD
Week 8: Jul 2 – Jul 8: TBD
Week 9: Jul 9 – Jul 15: TBD
Week 10: Jul 16 – Jul 22: TBD
Week 11: Jul 23 – Jul 29: TBD
Week 12: Jul 30 – Aug 5: TBD
Week 13: Aug 6 – Aug 12: TBD
Week 14: Aug 13 – Aug 19: TBD
Week 15: Aug 20 – Aug 26: TBD
Week 16: Aug 27 – Sep 2: TBD
Week 17: Sep 3 – Sep 9: Border and complete the blanket!

What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Worsted Weight / Medium weight yarn – Approximately 1 oz / 30 gm / 70 yards / 65 m per square. You can use any number of colors to make this blanket.
  2. Hook – A 8 mm or 9 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook depending on the yarn you choose – If you do not have a Tunisian crochet hook, it is possible to use a regular hook that is not ergonomic – all you need is a hook that can hold about 25 stitches at once.
  3. Scissors
  4. Tapestry needle
  5. Measuring tape

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

ch – chain
fs – First Stitch – Skip the first vertical bar of the previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row. 
tfs –  Tunisian Full Stitch– Insert hook into the next space between two stitches, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch – Bring yarn forward, insert hook into the vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch– Insert hook in the vertical bar, yarn over, pull through the vertical bar into a loop on the hook.
ls – Last Stitch – Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row, yarn over, pull through both the vertical bars into a loop on the hook.
yo – yarn over

Week 3 – Tunisian Purl Stitch

This week we will make the next square of the Tunisian Sampler Blanket using the Tunisian Purl Stitch.

Resources

For this week’s square, you need to know the following:

  1. How to make the Foundation Row
  2. Tunisian Purl Stitch
  3. How to Bind Off

Instructions

Pattern notes:
1. The number of loops on the hook at the end of the forward pass of any row is the same as number of stitches in the foundation row.

Foundation Row
FP: Chain 25. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Rows 1 – 22
FP: fs, 23 tps, ls
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Row 23
FP: fs, 23 tps, ls.
This will be the bind off row. This is the same as the previous row except that you will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. Refer to the Resources section for a tutorial.
RP: There is no return pass for this row.

Week 2 – Tunisian Full Stitch

This week we will make the second square of the Tunisian Sampler Blanket using the Tunisian Full Stitch.

Resources

For this week’s square, you need to know the following:

  1. How to make the Foundation Row
  2. Tunisian Full Stitch
  3. How to Bind Off

Instructions

Pattern notes:
1. Please count your stitches – since there is an inherent bias in this stitch because of how it is made, it is easy to miss / add a stitch.
2. The number of loops on the hook at the end of the forward pass of any row is the same as number of stitches in the foundation row.
3. You can expect to see a LOT of curling. Here is how my square looked before and after blocking (For some reason my camera / phone doesn’t capture the blue very well. The second picture doesn’t show the true color of the yarn):

Foundation Row
FP: Chain 23. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Row 1
FP:
fs, 21 tfs, skip the space between the last two stitches, ls
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Row 2
FP:
fs, skip the space between the first two stitches, 21 tfs, ls
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Rows 3 – 26: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 27
FP: Repeat Row 1.
This will be the bind off row. This is the same as Row 1 except that you will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. Refer to the Resources section for a tutorial.
RP: There is no return pass for this row.

Week 1 – Tunisian Simple Stitch

I hope you have your hook and yarn ready! This week we will make the first square of the Tunisian Sampler Blanket using the Tunisian Simple Stitch.

Resources

For this week’s square, you need to know the following:

  1. How to make the Foundation Row
  2. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  3. How to Bind Off

Instructions

Pattern notes:
1. The number of loops on the hook at the end of the forward pass of any row is the same as number of stitches in the foundation row.

Foundation Row
FP: Chain 25. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Rows 1 – 19
FP: fs, 23 tss, ls
RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.

Row 20
FP: fs, 23 tss, ls.
This will be the bind off row. This is the same as the previous row except that you will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. Refer to the Resources section for a tutorial.
RP: There is no return pass for this row.

Week 0

This week is to gather your supplies and get a little head start by practicing making the Foundation Row (I have left and right handed video tutorials to help with it).

Yarn – I am using worsted weight yarn from my stash to make my blanket. If you are like me, you would have some worsted weight yarn in your stash so you won’t have to buy any. This blanket can be a great stash buster because you could make each square in a different color!

Hook – You will need a 8 mm or 9 mm Tunisian crochet hook. I recommend using a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the hook recommended for the yarn. If you do not have a Tunisian crochet hook and would not like to buy one, you can try making this blanket with a regular (non-ergonomic) crochet hook of the same size – you should be able to fit about 25 stitches on the hook at once.

Create a project on Ravelry here to track your progress!!

We will make our first square next week using the Tunisian Simple Stitch!

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3 Replies to “Tunisian Sampler Blanket CAL – Weekly updates”

  1. Question: I plan on doing this all in 1 color, so I don’t want to “bind off” because I want to continue with the next square, and make strips. How do you suggest I end each square so as to cleanly begin the next one: by 1. sl st bind off; or 2. sc bind off; or 3. not bind off at all and just start the next square? I would like some kind of border row to delineate each square. Thanks, and thanks for hosting this.

    Sue says:
    1. Different stitches in Tunisian crochet have different gauge. If you decide to make strips, they might end up having different width for different stitches. I have not tried this myself but if you are willing to experiment, I think it will be best to go with the third option. You could make a couple of rows in a different stitch in between squares. I hope that answers your questions.

      If you do decide to make strips, please share your experience and some pictures with me. I’d love to know how it works out for you.

      1. Thanks! I will definitely share some photos. I do like to experiment with different techniques.

        Sue says:

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