#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 14 – Block 20
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
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
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
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
Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and more.
Are you on Ravelry?
Did you know that you can add your #TunisianTuesdayCAL to your projects? Have a look at Faye’s project, as you will see, Faye has uploaded all of her photo’s and notes. She has also linked it to Carolyn’s listing. When you are on Carolyn’s page, select the option “Hook it” on the top left, this will then put the project into your project list where you can edit, add photo’s, yarn, hooks used and any notes you feel should accompany the listing. Faye has found that this is a good tool to use, as it enables others to see progress.
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.
The Continuous Join
#FollowonFriday Here is the link to the continuous joining for the 5 blocks you have made so far.
Of course, you do not have to join them in the same order as I have and you don’t have to join them just yet if you would prefer to wait until you have made more.
You can download the tutorial from – Rainbow Valley Crochet website
You can find more information about the CAL and pattern here
Related Blog Posts
Week 1 & Introduction; Week 2 & 3; Week 4 ; Week 5 ; Weeks 6, 7 & 8 ; Week 9 ; Week 10, Week 11/11a, Week 12/12a, Week 13/13a
Link to Carolyn Christmas’s Tunisian sample afghan pattern
Buy Tunisian hooks here
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.”