This is Part 2 for the CAL. Here is the direct link for the first part of this Crochet Along (CAL)
Part 2 for this CAL will start with the Lower Middle 4 block for the blanket/afghan, which will include blocks #5, #6, #7, and #8.
The Lower Middle Treasure Chest Block #5 graph:
Here is the next graph! Did you guess the Squid?! If you did, you were correct!
Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Lower Middle Squid Block #6
I don’t know if you can tell from the image above, but I made a mistake. I discuss the mistake and “Frogging,” as well as a trick that I used to prevent from frogging (Undoing your beautiful crochet work due to a mistake) in this video tutorial:
The next video tutorial will show how I used Tunisian Crochet to join block#5 and block#6 together.
In the picture above, you can see how I used embroidery to sew circles with Prism Craft Thread around the Tunisian stitches. Thank you Brenda Butler for the wonderful idea of using embroidery for my pearls. I think it helped a lot to define the pearls! This is an optional technique that some people may like to try with their Treasure Chest Pearls. Using embroidery thread for faces is also a different optional technique that I sometimes use.
Another option is to actually use Prism craft thread (stronger/thicker than standard sewing thread) with beads for the pearls. Remember that beads are a CHOKING HAZARD.
Here is the Prism Craft Thread that is similar to what I keep in my craft room. This affiliate link is Prime eligible and you can choose different colors if you want. I keep the pastel colors because I like to use these colors for the faces. I will be using this craft thread for the faces in the next right lower 4 blocks of this afghan (The Mermaid face and the Merman face). Click here, or the picture below, to go directly to the affiliate link:
I will finish the Lower Middle 4 block completely before I join it with the Lower Left 4 block:
Here is your next graph! If you like the color that I used for my blue whale shark it is Caron One Pound “Ocean” color.
In block#8 I had fun with the scuba diver! In the graph, I didn’t put the “H” on the scuba diver belt, but the finished image will have an “H” for mine. The “H” is for Helen. 🙂
I am going for the treasure..lol…at least that is what I will tell the recipient when they receive the finished afghan. Here is your next block:
I have already finished drawing the last 4 blocks for this bottom row of the blanket! The HERO we will call a “Merman!” I will also have a beautiful Mermaid. The HERO has an incredible gift for the Mermaid! I know, I know, you want to see it, but you have to wait until we complete the lower middle portion of the blanket first…lol…
Here is the direct blog link to Part 3: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 3