Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 10.

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I hope that everyone stays safe during these difficult times associated with Covid-19. If you haven’t already, try to spend some time away from the news. Also, try and set a little time for daily exercise, while adhering to your doctor’s orders regarding exercise, and the self-distancing rules. Lots of prayers and blessings for all of you! Stay safe! 27Mar20.

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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

If you need Part 7, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 7.

If you need Part 8, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 8

If you need Part 9, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 9.

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

I have a wonderful surprise for people following along with my Crochet Along (CAL)!!!

One FREE random surprise package that includes a Furl Tunisian Crochet Hook!! Go to Contests and Giveaways for the year 2020 for details!  I am not sponsored, or affiliated with Furls.

All of the Tunisian Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 graph blocks are finished!!! I will have BONUS graphs coming. Please follow my blog for updates! Now, I have a YouTube video tutorial that will show you how to attach a fleece backing for your finished Tunisian Crochet Graphghan:

The size of the fleece that I attached to my Graphghan was 76″ x 59.5″

Here is a picture of what the Tunisian Graphghan looks like from the back:

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Here is the YouTube video tutorial for my crochet clamshell border:

I will add the bonus graphs here when they are complete. Last updated 4Apr20.

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 9

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I hope that everyone stays safe during these difficult times associated with Covid-19. If you haven’t already, try to spend some time away from the news. Also, try and set a little time for daily exercise, while adhering to your doctor’s orders regarding exercise, and the self-distancing rules. Lots of prayers and blessings for all of you! Stay safe! 27Mar20.

There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

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

If you need Part 7, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 7.

If you need Part 8, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 8

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

I have a wonderful surprise for people following along with my Crochet Along (CAL)!!!

One FREE random surprise package that includes a Furl Tunisian Crochet Hook!! Go to Contests and Giveaways for the year 2020 for details!  I am not sponsored, or affiliated with Furls.

We only have 4 blocks left until I start making a YouTube video tutorial showing how to attach the fleece backing. Some people have opted for Tunisian Crocheting their own backing, which works too. After I attach the fleece backing to mine, I will crochet the clamshell border. I already have a YouTube video tutorial that shows how to crochet a clamshell border.

For the first 2 blocks, I made the Angler Fish (Also known as the Lantern Fish) and a Swordfish. Why did I include the not so pleasant looking Angler Fish? The Angler Fish is so bizarre and seems like something out of science fiction movies!! Did you know that only the female has the fishing pole like protrusion? I chose the swordfish because it is so distinctive and it is one of the fastest fish in the ocean!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Lantern Fish and Swordfish head block# 33:

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Here is your free PDF graph download:

Lantern Fish and Swordfish Head Block #33 Under The Sea

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Swordfish Tail Block #34. Here is the free PDF graph download:

Swordfish Tail Block#34 Under The Sea

 

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Orca block # 35

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Here is the free PDF downloadable graph:

Orca Block#35 Under The Sea

I was over halfway finished with my next ship block when I realized that I was using the ocean blue color instead of my sky blue color! I had to do a lot of “Frogging.” (Undoing my beautiful Tunisian Crochet work. Huge sigh). My ship is turning out good though. I put red, white, and blue for the sails, but you can change the colors for your own unique ships if you want to.

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Ship block #36:

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Here is the FREE downloadable PDF graph:

Ship Block #36 Under The Sea

Now, all of the blocks are complete!!

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Some people like to use Tunisian Crochet for the backing, and it looks beautiful too! I am going to attach an inexpensive fleece backing to mine.

First, I chose the fleece that I wanted to use.

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If you chose a patterned fleece, you will want to make sure that you pay attention to the pattern and/or words. My fleece says “Marvel Comics,” so I want to make sure that it faces the right direction or faces the “right side” of the blanket. I trimmed my blanket down to the size 59.5″ x 76″. Make sure that you leave approximately 1 inch around the complete border of the blanket because you need room for the embroidery stitch.

There will be a YouTube video tutorial coming soon showing how to make the embroidery stitch.

Brenda B. asked if I could create blocks with the name of the CAL and the date and year. I will work on these blocks as bonus graphs. You can switch out the bonus graphs or create one more row at the top/bottom of the Graphghan. You could also use the bonus graphs for pillows. 🙂

Here is the direct blog link for Part 10: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Part 10

 

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 8.

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There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

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

If you need Part 7, here is the direct blog link: Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Part 7.

If you love my crochet work, please consider donating and becoming a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member. I really appreciate it!!!

I have a wonderful surprise for people following along with my Crochet Along (CAL)!!!

One FREE random surprise package that includes a Furl Tunisian Crochet Hook!! Go to Contests and Giveaways for the year 2020 for details!  I am not sponsored, or affiliated with Furls.

We only have 8 blocks left!!! I hope that you are having as much fun with this Tunisian Crochet Graphghan project as I am! At the top of my blog’s HOME page you will find a contact link. You can send me a picture of your finished Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Blocks if you want to. I would love to see them!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Boy Dolphin Block# 29:

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Here is the free PDF downloadable graph:

Boy Dolphin Block#29 Under The Sea

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Girl Dolphin Block# 30:

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Here is the free downloadable PDF graph:

Girl Dolphin Block #30 Under The Sea

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Sea Otter Block# 31:

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Here is the free downloadable PDF graph:

Sea Otter Block# 31 Under The Sea

Here is a BONUS graph that I think you will love! I made the graph 46 x 46 instead of my regular 40 x 40 graph. I used my new Furls Tunisian Crochet hook to make it. The Furls Tunisian Crochet hook is approximately 2″ longer than my regular Tunisian crochet hook.

BONUS Rabbit with a cherry blossom branch

I used my rabbit chart to make a pillow:

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I placed a pom pom for the rabbit tail. 🙂

The next block for my Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 will be a girl whale block #32!!

Mystery Clue:

I already have the next 4 blocks drawn and graphed. In the next 4 blocks, you will see a swordfish, lantern fish, Orca, and a ship!!!

Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL 2020 Girl Whale Block #32:

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Here is the free downloadable PDF graph:

Girl Whale Block#32 Under The Sea

Marlene contacted me via my blog and said: “Hi HelenMay, I just wanted to know should I be doing my stitches a bit tighter. Also, I was wondering if I could get your koala bear Tunisian and is your bunny pillow Tunisian a free download?  Thank you, Marlene”

I replied: ” Hi Marlene, When I looked at your pictures, it looked like your stitches weren’t too loose. You want to try and maintain the distance between stitches the same as if you had no color changes. Sometimes with the color changes, it is really easy to make the stitches too tight. I try not to pull the stitches too tight with the color changes. Yarn choices will also make a difference. If your yarn is thinner, it might look like you have a gap, so sometimes I will pull the yarn a little tighter, but this will create a slight curve; I usually try to avoid this. Most of the time the curve hugs the picture, like with my clownfish, and I think that it adds character to the finished block. You will get used to your favorite yarn styles for Tunisian Crochet, and you will get used to a comfortable stitch distance for the look that you like. If you don’t like the stitches too tight, you can avoid stretching the yarn across the back of your work and just add a new yarn strand each time. I added some close-ups of my Tunisian stitches for you as picture attachments. The bunny graph is a free download on my blog: https://helenmaycrochet.com/2020/03/21/tunisian-crochet-under-the-sea-mystery-cal-part-8/.  I have attached your free koala bear graph to this email. :)”

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Last updated 26Mar20.

Crochet Amigurumi Large Panda Bear

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There are affiliate links below, if you are unsure of what affiliate links are please go to “Disclosures/Disclaimers” and “Privacy Policy” at the top of my HOME page. Affiliate links basically allow me to receive a very small referral fee, but only if you make purchases. Just because you go to the link doesn’t mean that I will receive a referral fee.  Thank you so much for considering my affiliate links; I really appreciate it!

I had a family member request that I create a crochet panda bear for them as a gift for a high school graduate.  This is how “Bai Yun (White Cloud)” the crochet graduate Panda was born! I named her after the real panda that lived at the San Diego Zoo before going home to China.

For those that want to name their own crochet Panda and print a diploma, here is the FREE PDF download:

Free printable diploma

There will be 5 parts to the video tutorials:

Part 1 to Part 3 YouTube video tutorials will show how to make your crochet large amigurumi Panda Bear.

Part 4 YouTube video tutorial will show how to crochet the graduation cap and gown.

Part 5 YouTube video tutorial will show how to make the crochet bamboo leaves.

Part 1 of 5 YouTube video tutorial:

Part 2 of 5  YouTube video tutorial:

Part 3 of 5 YouTube video tutorial:

If you are looking for the optional crochet dimple cover pattern that I used, I used the Lilla Bjorn Rozeta CAL Bonus pattern:

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If you like the necklace that my crochet panda wore, you may like some of these optional choices (affiliate links):

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Click the picture above, or here, to go directly to the affiliate link. Prime eligible!

If you want .925 sterling silver, and/or different sayings to choose from, and Prime eligible then you can click here, or the picture below to go directly to the affiliate link:

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The part 4 YouTube video tutorial for the crochet graduation cap and gown:

Crochet Panda Part 5 of 5 Bamboo Leaves DIY Video tutorial:

2March2020 Read Across America Day!

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Did you know that today is Read Across America Day?  

“National Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on March 2nd, which is also the birthday of American author Dr. Seuss. This is a day dedicated to encouraging children and young people to read, and motivating parents and teachers to help them do so. The day was created and is hosted annually by the National Education Association.”

I was sitting in a waiting area one day and I was reading “Better Homes & Garden” magazine. I usually end up reading this magazine either in the libraries or waiting areas.  There was an article that said: “March 2, is read across America Day. Diving into a book can reduce your stress levels by 68 percent. Reading regularly has also been shown to help sharpen your mind, fend off dementia, and foster empathy.”

Now, I love Better Homes & Garden, but this is my favorite magazine that I always have a subscription for!!! If you would like to check out my favorite magazine, here is the direct affiliate link: Helenmay’s favorite magazine!  If you would like Better Homes & Garden, here is the direct affiliate link: Better Homes and Garden Magazine.

I have a really fun recipe that I will be sharing soon on my Favorite Recipes blog post. I got it out of my favorite magazine. I just LOVE the recipes in this magazine! This recipe has become a healthy regular in our family. I am going to share it soon as a fun Easter recipe. 🙂 You may like to check out my Fun With Rabbits blog post too.

Most of you that follow my Helenmay Crochet YouTube Channel know that I love books, especially for young children.  I love to foster a love for books in my family too.  Today, I wanted to share my favorite book when I was a teenager.

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Click here, or the picture above to go directly to the affiliate link.  This is still my favorite movie based on Wilson Rawls book, which is available on Amazon Prime: Where the Red Fern Grows Movie

I have crochet hound dogs that you may like to go with this book.

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Click on the picture above, or here, to go directly to the YouTube video tutorial.

I am known for my Helenmay Crochet Dogs! If you would like to check out all of my other fun Helenmay Crochet Dog tutorials and links, here is the direct blog post:  Helenmay Crochet Dogs.

If you would like to check out book deals by the amazing Dr. Seuss, click the picture below, or here, for the affiliate link:

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Happy Read Across America Day!!!! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!