Follow on Friday/Tunisian Tuesday CAL


Week 11A – Block 31


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

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

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Faye found the block itself very easy as it is just simple stitch. The struggle and the pain came when doing the surface crochet. Not only that, there so many ends to sew/weave in afterwards. So when it came for Faye to make it again (Yes, she is making a second blanket for a coffee morning raffle) she decided to embroider the chain stitch. This was far more comfortable than slip stitching all the way across.

Handy Hint

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.

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

Group Feedback

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.” 

Related Blog Posts 

Week 1 & IntroductionWeek 2 & 3 hereWeek 4 here ; Week 5 here ; Weeks 6, 7 & 8 here ; Week 9 is here ; Weeks 10 & 11 here

Group Photo Album

Link to Carolyn Christmas’s Tunisian sample afghan pattern
Buy Tunisian hooks here

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