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Tunisian Crochet Sampler Join - Finish It Friday

Tunisian Crochet project joining options
I tried several joins for this Tunisian crochet project, I even finished at least two, decided I didn't like them and frogged them. I totally failed to get photos of the frogged joins, sometimes you've just got to roll with the flow and stopping to take photos would stop that flow in it's tracks.

Failed Joins 

I began with edging the strips with single crochet and then crab stitch. After that I added the row of repeating SC, CH3. pictured above

My first joining idea for this Tunisian crochet project was to do the plaited join I used on my Rhombus afghan, I completed the joins but it wasn't working for me so I frogged the lot. I tried several other joins including the braid join and a few variants on the granny join.

In the end I frogged them all, including that edging row of repeating SC, CH3.

Final Join

I replaced the edging row with a new row of double crochet.

The final join was *SC right, CH, SC left, CH, skipping every second DC, *repeat.

Since completing the joins I've been wondering what to make with this project because despite all of my efforts to get my rows the same length (and even adding additional rows) they all turned out to be different lengths.

I haven't taken photos of the final join yet (update: see the crochet join I used here). I keep pulling this project out, laying it this way and that then putting it back away to work on later.

I felt that without photos and without a plan to move forward there was no point in sharing a progress update, but here we are, and this is a great example of why I've started Finish It Friday.

Project started:

2004 - yes really

Last worked on the project: 

June 2015

Previous post on the project: Tunisian Crochet Sampler
Final Project: Tunisian Crochet Wrap

Still to do: 
  • decide what I'm actually doing next with this project
  • block it (it's rather long so I'm not sure how I'm going to do this yet)
  • continue work
  • stitch in ends
  • take photos

Previous Finish It Friday projects

Update on Last Friday's Project

Kitty Cross Stitch

Was there progress? It took a couple of days but it made it's way to the donate box. 

Did I enjoy working on it? I didn't continue to work on the cross stitch project preferring to work on the Little Crochet Granny Squares instead, I stitched in the ends on 96 squares and edged one square. 

cross stitch kittyWill I continue to work on it? There will be no further cross stitching in my future.


Tunisian Crochet Sampler Join - Finish It Friday

I know what I'll be working on this weekend. What will you be working on? 


  1. Aw, poor Kitty Cross Stitch, lol. I never was good at that craft, and have given up on trying.

    Are those strips long enough to be scarves? Then you could forget about joining them and donate them as-is! More seriously, though: I have a big old towel that I use to block larger pieces. It's easier to pin the project to that, then stretch the towel out over something and weigh it down on the sides. If you can't block them out to match sizes, then maybe you can do a little free-form and make some pieces to add in there at random. It might make an interesting afghan.

    1. Too big for even a bath sheet I'm afraid. But I've finally got them together and found a way to fill in the difference that I'm happy with. I just need to decide what it wants to be when it's finally completed.


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