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Entrelac Crochet Afghan That Looks like Crochet Quilts

Entrelac That Appears Like A Quilt

Create an amazing quilt look-a-like using large entrelac crochet squares. The squares are much larger measuring 3″ x 3″. It gives the illusion of quilt patches. Using James C Brett Yarn Chunky Marble, you can achieve a wicked amazing look where each square has it’s own personality.

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You can also use this size of square to do the traditional looks of entrelac crochet as seen in the Trip Around The World Pattern.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Free Pattern: Crochet Trip Around the World Afghan

1 Ball of James C Brett Chunky Marble will create 18″ x 18″ = Square. 2.25 Square Feet

Due to the nature of this yarn, this type of afghan would be an heirloom and something to treasure. The yarn is chunky in weight providing a bulky weight yarn that will drape beautifully.

  • Baby Afghan – 3 Feet (36″) x 3 Feet (36″) Yarn Amount to be Determined
  • Throw Size – 5 Feet (60″) x 5 Feet (60″) Yarn Amount to be Determined
  • Full Double Bed Spread Size – 8 Feet x 9 Feet – Yarn Amount to be Determined

Instructions

Please note that this pattern has been originally written by Brenda Bourg for Red Heart Yarns. Due to my relationship with Red Heart Yarns, the pattern below is slightly altering Brenda’s stitch counts and used a different yarn to acheive larger squares and unique appearance. This is not considered a brand new pattern by Mikey. This version has been written for those who would like to acheive her afghan in a different look and square size. In the rules of pattern creation, this change I have made isn’t enough to justify this pattern to be unique, nor am I accepting credit for creating this design. You can thank Brenda Bourg for this design.

Materials Required

  • Size 6.5 mm or Size K Tunisian Crochet Hook.
  • For the Quilt Look, James C Brett, Colour used is Jewel Tones.
  • Darn Needle to hide ends.

Pattern written below is as seen on Trip Around The World Afghan with slight changes to the stich count to acheive the 3″ x 3″ Square.

Pattern Notes

  • Throw is worked from the center outwards. A center square is worked first. A round of squares is worked around the center square. Then another round of squares is worked around the previous round, and so on.
  • Each square is worked in Tunisian Crochet. In Tunisian Crochet each row is worked in two steps. In the first step (forward pass), loops are picked up and placed on the hook. In the second step (return pass), the loops are worked off the hook. The work is never turned. The right side is always facing you.
  • The video tutorial below easily explains the concept if you are confused.

Centre Square

  1. Ch 12.
  2. Row 1 (right side): Forward pass: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop, *keeping loops on hook, insert hook in next ch and draw up a loop; repeat from * across (12 loops on hook). Return pass: Yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook, **yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * until only 1 loop remains on hook.
  3. Rows 2–10: Forward pass: Skip first vertical bar (at beginning edge of previous row, [insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop] 11 times (12 loops on hook). Return pass: Work same as Row 1 return pass.
  4. Row 11 – Slip st in each of the next vertical bars. Fasten off.

First Round of Squares

With right side facing, draw up a loop of B in any corner of the center square.

Corner Square

  1. Row 1 (right side): Ch 11.
  2. Forward pass: insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop, *keeping loops on hook, insert hook in next ch and draw up a loop; repeat from * across ch (12 loops on hook), insert hook in same corner as oining and draw up a loop. Return pass: *Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * until only 1 loop remains on hook.
  3. Rows 2–10: Skip first vertical bar (at beginning edge of previous row, [insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop] 10 times (12 loops on hook); insert hook in edge of previous square and draw up a loop. Return pass: Work same as Row 1 return pass.
  4. Row 11: Slip st in each of next 11 vertical bars, slip st in next corner of previous square—1 loop remains on hook.
Repeat Rows 1–11 three more times to make a total of 4 squares around the center square. Fasten off.

Second Round of Squares

  • With right side facing, draw up a loop of A in lower outer corner of any square of previous round.

 

First Square (Corner Squares)

  • Row 1 (right side): Ch 11. Forward pass: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop, [keeping loops on hook, insert hook in next ch and draw up a loop] 10 times (11 loops on hook), insert hook in same corner as joining and draw up a loop. Return pass: *Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * until only 1 loop remains on hook.
  • Rows 2–10: Forward pass: Skip first vertical bar (at beginning edge of previous row, [insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop] 10 times (11 loops on hook); insert hook in edge of previous square and draw up a loop. Return pass: Work same as Row 1 return pass.
  • Row 11: Slip st in each of next 11 vertical bars, slip st in next corner of previous square—1 loop remains on hook.

Second Square (Side Square)

  • Row 1 (right side): Forward pass: [Keeping loops on hook, insert hook under next vertical bar of square in previous round, and draw up a loop] 10 times (11 loops on hook), insert hook in corner of square in previous round and draw up a loop: Return pass: *Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * until only 1 loop remains on hook.
  • Rows 2–10: Skip first vertical bar (at beginning edge of previous row, [insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop] 10 times (11 loops on hook); insert hook in edge of previous square and draw up a loop. Return pass: Work same as Row 1 return pass.
  • Row 11: Slip st in each of next 5 vertical bars, slip st in next corner of previous square—1 loop remains on hook. Repeat first and second squares three more times to make a total of 8 squares all the way around outer edge of previous round of squares. Fasten off.

You now know how to handle the corner squares and the side squares. You continue to go around the centre adding squares.

 


 

3″ Squares Video Tutorial To Follow Along

This size to be filmed

 

Traditional Size Entrelac Crochet Video Tutorial

23 thoughts on “Entrelac Crochet Blanket Pattern

  1. Dear Mikey
    Having a multitude of colors of #3 Stylecraft Special Double Knitting yarn. I was hoping to make a Queen Size blanket for my bed. But :
    1. Can I use DK for entrelac
    2. I dont want to make the Round the World Pattern but would like to make rows of color.
    3. How many stitches would I originally chain
    4. How many stitches & rows for EA entrelac square. I thought if you use 7 ch & 5 rows for Knitting Worsted weight then maybe use 9 ch & 7 rows for DK. or 12 & 10.
    Extremely grateful to you Mikey & the Crochet Crowd for any help PLEASE & THANKYOU

  2. Love all your tutorials. Thanks to you I have the desire to make the larger squared pattern. have my yarn and my new hooks. But I really need a video for the larger one it seems that’s the only way I can learn new stitches is by watching you. I need a dummies video lol. I must have a mental block regarding this pattern/stitch for the 3×3 size.

  3. I have enjoyed Mikey and all his Video’s. I have learned so much and continue to watch them over and over again. I am trying the 3″ square and it is coming out pretty nice. I just don’t know how to end it. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks and have a great week.

  4. Hi Mikey. In the center square and the first round there are 12 loops on the hook, and in subsequent rounds, there are 11. Is this correct? Thanks very much for your help.

  5. Can’t wait for the 3″ squares =) I went from not knowing a thing about crochet to making a blanket Thank you for the video

  6. Can’t thank you enough for this video Mikey! I was afraid to try Entrelac too and after watching your video, tried it and was easy! Addicted to it now! I did the 3″ with Bernat Mosaic and LOVE it – gonna try the smaller squares in Boutique Unforgetttable next time. Love you Mikey and so appreciate all you do for us! Big hugs! {{{{{<3}}}}}

  7. I cannot find the entrelac quilt tutorial using the James Brett Marble yarn. I purchased this yarn to make this beautiful project per your photo but need the specific video to guide me because this yarn is difficult to see the stitches. I know the tutorial is out there somewhere, please help, thanks, Patsey

  8. Hi Mike , I`m also waiting to see the video for the 3 ” squares for the entrelac quilt . i can`t wait , I`ve started an entrelac quilt using the smaller squares & I`m excited to get more multicolored yarn so I don`t have to change yarns while doing the project . Thanks for the tip on finishing edges with triangles , really helpful .

  9. The pattern seems fairly simple, but as with everyone else here, I am looking forward to the video tutorial for the 3″ squares. 🙂 And am also wondering how I would go about using 4 colors for a written sized blanket. Thank you in advance. 🙂

  10. This video tutorial was great. You did a great job of explaining what to do and showing how to do it. I know the basic stitches but patterns can be so overwhelming. Thank you for taking the time to do this video.

  11. Looking forward to the video tutorial for the 3″ squares for the crochet quilt..entrelac crochet………whenever you get time

  12. No it’s ok thank you for you response I have posted on this question on the FB sit and have gotten the run around. It’s nice to hear from you on this subject. I have had some really rude comment about my request one person even told me if I put a little work into. She was really very snooty. Thank you I look forward to the video.

  13. I have asked this question on FB with no real reply when are you going to make the video for the 3″ Squares Video Tutorial To Follow Along

    This size to be filmed it says this size to be filmed just wondering when I know several people that are waiting for this….thank you Christina…

    • I’m not sure on a timing yet. I have 8 videos on the hot plate to be done. Filming taking a few hours plus several hours of editing. I’m struggling to fit in the filming right at this time. Sorry for my delay.

      • Mikey, will you sending out a note letting us know when the video for the 3″ square Entrelac blank will be available. I’m anxious as are a few other people to start with our multicolor yarn.

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