Tunisian Tuesday CAL 


Week 12 – Block 21


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


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

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

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

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.” 

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  here, Week 11 here,

Group Photo Album

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

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