Tunisian Tuesday CAL

#TunisianTuesdayCAL – Week 6

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Two new things for you to learn this week – a new stitch and changing colours.

Bearing in mind that this is a US pattern, the dc-lp (double crochet-loop) is basically a tr (treble) version of the TSS, The colour changes are done at the edges and you don’t have loads of ends to sew in as the unused colours are carried up the sides.

Don’t forget that we are posting our finished blocks in the comments on Rainbow Valley Crochet, along with some helpful information.

Please share your blocks on Facebook when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information here and a tutorial here.

Helen says – I found this one quick and easy. The dc-lp stitches make it grow a lot faster. Mine is the same as in the pattern.

Faye says – I am still having to add a little extra to make mine square. This time only 1 extra row before binding off.

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Week 5

A new stitch for you to learn this week, Tunisian Purl Stitch.  It’s a little more fiddly than the TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) but you will soon get into the swing of it. For those who want to do the continuous joining, you will find the link below. Faye and I are posting our finished blocks in the comments on Rainbow Valley Crochet, along with some helpful information.

Please share your blocks on Facebook when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is more information here

Faye’s block
Faye’s notes -My tension hasn’t settled quite yet so I found that with my size 5 hook I needed to add 3 extra pattern repeats (9 extra rows) before I could bind off to make sure that my block was square. This stitch does take some getting used to as you need to position the working yarn at the front of your work before you move your hook into the stitch.
Helen’s Block
Helen’s notes – I found that the TPS rows tend to make the block “shrink”.  I did the same as the pattern as it will stretch into the right shape.

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Week 4

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This week we are working on block 1. It is mainly TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) but includes chain loops.

It is especially important that you read the notes below as there is a mistake in the pattern. Helen and I are posting our finished blocks in the comments on Rainbow Valley Crochet, along with some helpful information.

Please post your block on Facebook 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.

Notes

For this block, the picture of the finished block does not match the instructions. Helen and I both followed the instructions exactly. If you do, your block will look like ours on the right. If you would like your block to look like the grey one on the left, you need to omit Row 5 and only repeat rows 2 to 4 until your block is long enough.

Helen says – I did 20 rows for this one and ended up with 5 loops. You need to slip stitch the end of your chain to the top horizontal bar after the vertical one you have just used.

Faye says – I also did a total of 20 rows. I enjoyed this one. I like the effect the chain gave.

Helen's finished block
Helen’s finished block
Faye's block
Faye’s block

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