Tunisian CAL – Weeks 5 and 6

I MADE A SQUARE!!

Now that the not-so-humble brag is out of the way, let’s talk about the real star of the show this week, the honeycomb stitch. Oh my, is it beautiful. As Kaila was working on this stitch, I received no less than 15 (yes, I counted) text message extolling the honeycomb. From the pictures she was sending, I could see why! I am usually very excited to end my work-day so that I can crochet, but by the end of our conversation, I couldn’t wait to get started learning this stitch!!

Now, what I didn’t yet know was that the best part was yet to come. Turns out, I didn’t even have to learn anything new. The honeycomb stitch looks so intricate but is simple as it is created by alternating a simple stitch and purl stitch. How awesome is that?! This is one of the truly great things about crochet in general and something I often find myself explaining to those who do not crochet. Once you have mastered the basics, the rest is about creativity…and counting. 😊

In all this praise of the honeycomb stitch, let’s not forget about the reverse stitch. It also creates a lovely fabric. The Tunisian reverse stitch turned out to be powerful. Not only did it allow me to achieve my goal of making a square (did I mention I finally made a square?!), but it gave Kaila her Tunisian ‘Crojo’ back. Her word, not mine, but I am stealing that term!

This is not to say that this weeks’ Tunisian offerings were perfect, I could point out a few areas that I wish my tension had been more consistent and Kaila is purposefully leaving in a mistake she made in the first few rows of the reverse stitch sample. These errors are ok, because it truly does let you know how far you’ve come! (Thanks for that quote, Kaila!)

After these last two samples, I think both of us feel like we can take the skills learned in Tunisian CAL and apply them to bigger projects! I really enjoyed that Kaila’s final text message about this week’s samples was “I am definitely going to make Maggie (her daughter) a honeycomb something” and mine was, “I need to make a blanket in this stitch!”. Luckily, I already have the perfect yarn.

Thanks for joining us for this weeks Tunisian update. If you are enjoying these blogs, give us a like and follow us on Instagram @springintofalldesigns.

If you want to know more about the Tunisian CAL, head on over to KnitterKnotter.com for instructions and videos!

All the crochet love,

Nessa

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