Tunisian Tuesday CAL

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 19 – Block 8

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The loops are a lot easier to work on this one than the block from week 4. When working the bobbles, insert your hook as you would for the TKS.

Your block will not look like the one in the pattern. There is an extra row of loops in the picture than are in the instructions.

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 19a – Block 24

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All TSS but you do need to change colours. You can carry the unused yarn along the back but I find it looks much neater if you just use a separate small ball and sew the ends in afterwards.

If, like me, you used extra rows in your plain TSS block, add some in as you go along so that the design sits in the middle.

Please post your blocks in the Rainbow Valley Crochet Facebook group when you have made it and let us know if you are happy for us to share your photos. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and information about the NEW Rainbow Valley Crochet design that is being released in January 2017.

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#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 17a – Block 9

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Although this block is one of the easier ones to make and there are no errors, I did find that it came out really tight. I ended up using a size larger hook.

If you do not have a larger Tunisian hook, don’t worry. As the blocks are so small, you can use a regular hook. Just take care that the stitches do not fall off the other end.

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 18 – Block 10

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A nice easy one this time, just TSS and chain. Faye’s notes also say “very easy, finished in 40 minutes”

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 18a – Block 7

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Helen has to confess, she did not like this block. She could not get into a rhythm and it took her ages to make. It did not help that you have to flip back and fore between pages. Read the instructions carefully.

Faye, however totally forgot to keep notes on this block other than she only did 15 rows.

Please post your blocks in the Rainbow Valley Crochet Facebook group when you have made it and let us know if you are happy for us to share your photos. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and information about the NEW Rainbow Valley Crochet design that is being released in January 2017.

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#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 17 – Block 28

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#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 17 – Block 28.

More bobbles and chain loops.  These chain loops are much easier to make that the ones we made in week 4.  When working past the chain loops in the next row, double check that you have picked up the correct vertical bars, it is easy to either miss some or pick extra.

Please post your blocks in the Rainbow Valley Crochet Facebook group when you have made it and let us know if you are happy for us to share your photos. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

Handy Hint

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Finding the last stitch

We were asked “Hi, does anyone know what I keep doing wrong with the end stitch of the squares please?”

By going to the very edge and picking up the last two strands you should still have 23 stitches. Just follow the above image left to right/top row/bottom row and you should be good to go.

 

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#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 16 – Block 222016-10-07-21-12-31

Mostly TSS but with long stitches. When making the long stitches, insert your hook as for the knit stitch.

Faye discovered that she needed to change colour at the end of row 18, and repeat row 3 for row 19 before binding off.

#FollowonFriday  Week 16a – Block 5

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This time you are creating shells using a UK treble. Faye kept forgetting to do the chains on the reverse pass.

Please post your blocks in the Rainbow Valley Crochet Facebook group when you have made it and let us know if you are happy for us to share your photos. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

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#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 14 – Block 20

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Another mostly TSS block but with raised stitches. You need to remember that this is a US pattern so read “dtr” instead of “tr”.

Faye says “My notes tell me that I needed to do 3 extra rows and that I used double crochet for the bind off. I do remember that it didn’t quite make a square with the usual slip stitch bind off.”
Helen said “I actually did the amount of rows in the pattern for this one.”

#FollowonFriday  Week 14a – Block 26

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Mostly TSS again. One row plain TSS and the next working a tr (dc-lp in pattern) in to the row below. Both Faye & Helen have no notes for this one, however Faye did mention that when doing this one again she would make the last passes look similar to the beginning as she found the top few rows displeasing to her eye (OCD does still kick in at times).

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 15 – Block 12

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This one is all TSS but with colour changes. Helen used a separate ball for each colour rather than carrying along the back. It looks neater.

Faye found that she needed to keep her strands looser than normal but did say that following a graph was far easier than she expected.

#FollowonFriday  Week 15a – Block 17

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This uses bobbles and the dtr (says tr in pattern) used in block 20. When kaning the bobbles, the hook is inserted as for the knit stitch. It is a bit like making shells but there is a little extra to make them into a bobble.

Faye did say that if she were to do this block again then she would put her extra row of TSS after row 3 and before row 4, as adding the extra row at the end left a large blank space.

Please post your blocks in the Rainbow Valley Crochet Facebook group when you have made it and let us know if you are happy for us to share your photos. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

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#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 13 – Block 15

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Sorry Folks! It has been a really hectic week with all that has been going on and I completely forgot about #TunisianTuesdayCAL. So here are both blocks in one post.

Week 13 is Block 15.
This block is all the Tunisian version of trebles (called dc-lp) in the pattern. Don’t let the extra starting ch confuse you, you still need 23 loops on the hook but, because the stitches are taller, you need an extra turning ch.

#FollowonFriday  Week 13a – Block 4

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Week 13a is Block 4.
Again, this is made with the Tunisian version of trebles. It can get a little confusing because the instructions say to pull up a loop in the 4 ch between each shell and you have only made 3ch. You will see that there are 4 ch fronts showing between each shell so pull up a loop in each of those.

Please post your block in the comments when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and more.

Group Feedback

Helen – “I love seeing all the different colours people are making this blanket in.  It would be great to get some finished ones together for a photo shoot.”

Faye says “Taking part in the CAL and being one of the organisers has been great. I have learnt a whole new way to crochet that doesn’t aggravate my health issues half as much as regular crochet. It has also helped me to understand the mechanics of crochet in general and I have found vast improvements in my own work.”

Grace says “I have really enjoyed doing it, and like you know it doesn’t hurt my hands as much.” 

Jane Says – ‘I like being able to see the others’ squares and get advice when stitches look different to the pattern’

Lesley say’s “I love doing it, it is very relaxing even though I am still learning it. Holding the long hook at the end takes the strain off hands. Will certainly be looking for more patterns in Tunisian crochet Be interesting to find the origins.” 

Handy Hint

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Finding the last stitch

We were asked “Hi, does anyone know what I keep doing wrong with the end stitch of the squares please?”

By going to the very edge and picking up the last two strands you should still have 23 stitches. Just follow the above image left to right/top row/bottom row and you should be good to go.

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Week 12 – Block 21

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Another mostly TSS block except that you create a hole in row 3 and work a long st into it in row 5.

Something that a long of people are misunderstanding is “pull up lp in next 2 vertical bars”.  This simply means to work 2 normal TSS sts.

Helen said it’s Relatively simple to do and no mistakes in the pattern.

Faye adds that she had to complete one more pattern repeat (an extra 3 rows) for hers to be square.

The next #FollowonFriday  Week 12a – Block 11

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Another quite easy one.  Just yoh (yarn over hook) and miss a stitch.  This will give rows of holes.

Faye commented that she needed an extra 2 rows before the bind off.

You can download a tutorial from – Rainbow Valley Crochet website and more information about the CAL and pattern can be found here

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Week 11A – Block 31

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Nice easy one for our first #FollowonFriday Week 11a – Block 31

Just TSS with top stitching.  If you do not know how to do top stitching, use a needle and work chain stitch instead.

Please post your block in the comments on Facebook when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL ( or #FollowonFriday), you can find more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

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Week 10 – Block 13

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Helen's basketweave
Helen’s

This weeks block is a Basket weave. The bad news is that there is more Tunisian Purl Stitch in this one. The good news is that this is the last one with TPS in it.

Please post your block in the comments on Facebook when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL ( or #FollowonFriday), you can find more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

 

Faye's basketweave
Faye’s

Here is what Faye had to say about the basket weave block

“Here’s my basket weave block. I did have to add one extra row before binding off. I even blocked this one before photographing.”

Below you will find a YouTube video showing the basket weave stitch. Let us know if finding these videos help.

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Week 11 – Block 29

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This weeks block is similar to TSS but the hook is put in a different place. There are mistakes in it so please read the comments carefully.

wp-1474369837490.jpgRow 2 has chains in it. There are NO chains at all in this block. Do not do the Ch1 at the beginning or at the end of the brackets. Also, it is a little confusing as to where to insert the hook. Insert it in the “back bump” behind the bar. If you are still confused, I can post a picture later.

Helen also said “Once I had worked out how to do it, I really enjoyed this one. I did 17 rows as in the pattern.”

wp-1474369779355.jpgFaye said “My tension has finally settled down now and Helen has already explained the pattern issue. Once finished I realised that I really like the effect of this block, and it reminds me of waffles.”

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Week 9 – Block 25

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This weeks block is all Tunisian Simple Stitch with some colour changes. There is a slight problem in the instructions for this one so please read the instructions in the comments carefully.

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If you follow the instructions exactly you will end up with “clean” colour changes as in the example on the right.
If you want your block to look like the one in the pattern, you will need to put your stitches on the hook and take them off in the new colour. This makes the colours look like they have run into each other.

Helen comments – I did a total of 20 rows and changed colours after the forward pass, not at the end of the row as stated in the pattern text.

Faye comments – My block ended on 20 rows and as Helen explained, I was changing colour at the end of the row as per the written text and directions given under the special instructions.

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