All TSS again but with lots of colour changes. You use 3 colours and change each time you finish putting on and each time you finish taking off. It sounds confusing but once you get into it, then it makes sense. Faye said she had to keep reminding herself to actually do the colour changes, she said she was getting too over confident.
#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 20a – Block 35
Faye found this one easy however, confidence got the better of her and she had to frog several times because she wasn’t reading the full pattern and was forgetting to create the shells.
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.
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.
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
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.
Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and more.
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.”
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.