Have you heard of Entrelac crochet?

Last week someone posted a comment on i-heart-crochet‘s facebook group about Entrelac crochet.
I had never heard of it, so, because I had a few minutes I googled it and was excited! I watched (part) of a very good how-to video and decided to try my hand at it.

Here is my first attempt.


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You might notice that the simple Tunisian stitch is used, which is one of the reasons I love this type of crochet!
I LOVE Tunisian crochet, even though it eats yarn like it’s going out of fashion!

I didn’t like the fact that the edge was not a point, so I unravelled and started again, differently to the way it’s shown in the video.

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Here’s my first completed piece of Entrelac crochet. I love the check pattern it creates and there are so many possibilities with this form of crochet. I looked for more examples after I had completed this piece and it seems that most patterns are worked from the centre out. So, if you look at the first photo I would simply continue around the green squares with the orange so that they enclose the green.
I’m definitely going to try that too but at the moment I’m busy making some fingerless gloves and I will show you how to make them in the next little while (once I’ve perfected the pattern 😉 ).

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I’m using rectangles instead of squares for this and I think the fabric looks fab 🙂

 

15. January 2013 by Stephanie Davies
Categories: Brag Bag | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. That looks so cool! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love love love it!! Really beautiful!!

  3. Hi there, I am a new follower. Found you through Wink at A Creative Being… She had your adorable elephant bunting posted….nice to be where!

  4. I used to make afghan squares in what my mother simply called “afghan stitch;” I now know that it was a Tunisian stitch. Need to explore some of those beautiful stitches !!

  5. I’d love to try that (some time soon). Thanks for sharing!

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