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.
- Entrelac & Rectangular Afghans
- Crochet Mock Cable Hat Pattern
- Crochet Baby’s First Gown
- Crochet Bumble Berry Afghan Pattern
- Crochet Raccoon Ornament Pattern
Comments on “Entrelac Crochet Tips for Afghan Creation”
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?.
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.
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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?
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
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.
Here is a link to a pattern for Entrelac in the rows. IT’s multiple is 10+2. https://thecrochetcrowd.com/entrelac-rows/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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