Entrelac Crochet Tips for Afghan Creation

Entrelac Crochet Tips for Afghan Creation

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Entrelac Crochet Tips

Learn how to Crochet Entrelac Afghans

Valuable Insider Tips for Afghan Making

Entrelac Crochet has been one of the hardest elements for me to understand with Crochet. I have seen this concept in books since I was 14 years old and tried several times but always ended up frustrated and confused. I have even tried to follow video tutorials by others and I still didn’t get it. Its a concept I have avoided because I just couldn’t get it.

While on The Crochet Cruise Cruises, two fabulous ladies, Barbara and Diane, showed me the concept. It took me an hour to grasp but I really needed someone in person to show me and answer questions as I went along. It was probably one of the best hours of 2014 to date. 

I have filmed a 12 Minute Video that is available in the Read More Section below that goes over the tips I have learned. Video explanations will show you key concepts to understanding the principles of this stitch work. 

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

12 thoughts on “Entrelac Crochet Tips for Afghan Creation”

  1. Retha Schoeman says:

    Hi M
    I would also like to do a bigger block than with the 7 stitches as a previous lady had asked for. Have you a chance to revisit the 12 stitches blocks for a king size bed?.

    1. Mikey says:

      You can do that. The 7 sts makes for a 5 stitch block. A 12 sts block, you need to start with 14 sts. You will need an official tunisian hook/afghan hook. This will give you 12 sts wide by 12 rows tall.

  2. Ann says:

    No blue button

    1. Marina King says:

      don’t think there’s a button for this one

  3. Virginia Shelton says:

    I have a question in regards to the reverse side (not the pin side 😉 ) Of the entrelac blocks. I’ve noticed that some blocks have pronounced bumps. (?)Is this because my tension/gauge is off? Will it work itself out after a wash/blocking? And if not is there a way to correct it or is this normal?

    1. Mikey says:

      The bumps are the normal look of knitting on the wrong side. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s the nature of the beast. – Michael

  4. Peggy says:

    If I didn’t want to work squares around the world, instead in a straight line, how to I count the amount of stitches? Example 11 chain stitches per 9 squares plus 1. This is for the 12 stitches x 12rows per block.

    1. Mikey says:

      Here is a link to a pattern for Entrelac in the rows. IT’s multiple is 10+2. https://thecrochetcrowd.com/entrelac-rows/

      1. Peggy says:

        I understand the straight chain count for rows. But I want to make a big block of 12 stitches with 11 rows tall. How do I figure out how many chain stitches I need to start. Correct me on this, I’m taking a wild guess. 15 stitches per block –( 10 blocks= 150 +2) ? Do you have a video on the 12 stitch block? Thank You.

      2. Mikey says:

        I will have to revisit this. I will have to draw a diagram and do the calculations. I don’t have videos on the 12 st block unfortunately.

  5. Cassandra says:

    So the the bigger square there needs to always be 12 instead of just 7? Is there any specific chain count. For example multiple of 2 plus 1 or anything.

  6. Adrienne C says:

    Would it be possible to see a tutorial on “linear” entrelac? I having trouble figuring it when it is not in the round like your previous tutorial.

    Thank you

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