To start from the beginning, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) Getting you started.
If you need Part 2, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 2.
If you need Part 3, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 3.
If you need Part 4, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 4
If you need Part 5, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 5.
If you need Part 6, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 6
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I can’t believe that we are on the last row of the Tunisian Under The Sea Mystery Afghan!! We have only 12 blocks left before we start attaching the fleece backing!
I already have the first 4 blocks drawn and graphed for the top row! The first block will be a Starfish!
This is what your finished Tunisian Crochet Starfish will look like:
Here is your downloadable PDF Starfish Block #25 :
You may notice that at the top of the block, I have a lighter ocean blue that helps simulate ocean waves. If you like the color blue that I chose for the lighter ocean blue, it is “Crafter’s Secret” yarn color Turquoise.
The next block will be Seal Island!
For the next Seal Island block, you will need a light brown color for the Island. I used “Yarnbee soft and sleek, low pill fiber” tobacco-colored yarn.
The tree will need to be a different colored yarn. If you want to use the same colored yarn as me, click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:
The coconuts will need a darker brown. Click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:
I made my seal a sparkle light gray with a sparkle blue outline. You will need a different colored blue for the sky. If you would like the same color sky as mine, click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link (Double check the price):
Here is what my Tunisian Crochet Seal Island Block #26 looks like:
It is very important to pay attention to your ocean blue colors and sky blue colors. I made a couple of mistakes by making the sky blue an ocean blue, which meant some “frogging” (Having to undo your beautiful crochet work). I really had to frog a lot for my “ship” block, which is the last block for this Tunisian Graphghan. I hope that this will help you avoid the same mistakes that I made. 🙂
Here is the free downloadable PDF graph for my Seal Island Block:
As soon as I finish both blocks #27 and #28 for the pug dog, I will upload both graphs. I am right on schedule with my goal date for completing this Graphghan. I have already started my crochet design for my amigurumi Panda, and so far my Panda prototype is simply adorable! My goal date for completing my Crochet Amigurumi Panda YouTube video tutorials is by the end of March 2020, which is right on schedule. If you would like to see what I am making next, here is the direct blog post: “Helenmay Crochet What Are You Making Next For the Year 2020!?!?!?”
I already have the next 4 blocks drawn and ready to graph! These blocks will be in Part 8.
Blocks #29 and #30 will be a girl and boy dolphin. In block#33 you will see an Orca. Did you know that an Orca is actually a dolphin?!?!? “The largest dolphin, the orca, can grow to be over 30 feet long. The smallest, the Maui dolphin, is just five feet long.” from National Geographic.
Block#31 is my husband’s favorite! Do you know what it is?
If you guessed a sea otter, then you are correct! Did you know that some Sea Otters can reach a size of 4 feet?!?!!? To learn more, here is the direct link: National Geographic Sea Otters.
Block #32, how could I leave out a whale? Never!
“The largest animals to have ever lived on Earth, blue whales can grow to over 30m long and weigh more than 130,000kg – that’s longer than three buses and heavier than three lorries!” “Pretty much everything about the blue whale is massive. It’s tongue weighs as much as an elephant, its heart is the size of a car and its blood vessels are so wide you could swim through them!” Here is the direct link to learn more: National Geographic Kids Blue Whale Facts.
I also wanted to share a wonderful storage container!!
I was able to fit my Tunisian Crochet Wizard of Oz Graphghan into it for storage!!!! That means that I will be able to fit this Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Graphghan into one also! If you would like to check it out, click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:
Now, back to Blocks #27 and #28:
How cute is the pug dog swimming in the ocean!! I just love how he turned out!!
Here are the free downloadable PDF graphs:
Now, you can start planning for your background fleece. I had mine cut by Joann Craft store. I had my fleece cut larger than my Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Graphghan. My cut fleece measures 69″ x 86″.
You can see that I chose a “Marvel Comics” hero themed fleece to coincide with the San Diego county fair.
What is nice about getting an inexpensive fleece backing from Joann’s Craft Store, or another local fabric/craft store, is that you can cut it to size. Once I am finished, I will trim the border to fit my finished Graphghan. If I have any left over fleece, I can use it to make small bags. 🙂
I used Lion Brand Pound of Love for my main ocean blue color. I am running out of my 2nd skein of the main ocean blue color. You can see how I started blending a lighter ocean blue color towards the top of the Graphghan. I have decided to add more of the lighter ocean blue for the rest of the top blocks so I don’t need to purchase another skein of my main ocean blue color. If you used the same color ocean blue as I did, you can decide if you want to purchase another skein of the main ocean blue color, or add another lighter ocean blue color like I am doing.
Now, we are ready for the next 4 blocks!! Here is the direct link to Part 8: