How to Crochet Entrelac – Tunisian Interlaced Patchwork Diamonds Entrelec by Naztazia


Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com
Today i’ll show you how to do a Tunisian crochet entrelac stitch pattern, which
means to interlace or interlaced. I’d like to give a big shout out to my
friend Julie from accrochet.com who taught me how to more properly say entrelac. We’re just making a small sample with this so find about four colors of
medium worsted weight scrap yarn in a size H hook. I’m starting off with the
blue yarn. And I’ll make four diamonds on this row. Chain 37 or you can use any
multiple of nine plus one for this particular pattern. This is a more
advanced technique so it’s not exactly easy for beginners. One thing to remember in this pattern – everything will be done in groups of five. Let’s draw up loops in
the next five chains – one two three four and five. Now take off loops in groups of
two including that first set – one two three four and five. Now draw up five more loops 1 2 3 4 and
that fifth one will be in the chain. Take off in groups of two – one two three four
and five. Third row same thing – draw up five loops
with that fifth one being in the chain. Take off in groups of two loops – two
three four and five. For this fourth row do this whole thing again – draw up five
loops. You take off in groups of two loops. For our fifth and final row, we’re going to slip
stitch – one two three four and five in the chain. Here’s our first diamond. Now
let’s make the second diamond. Draw up a loop in the next five chains – two three
four and five. And take off the loops in groups of two – two three four and five. Repeat this whole process again – draw up loops – take them off in groups of two. Our final fifth row will be five slip
stitches with the fifth slip stitch in the chain. Continue making two more
diamonds using this process. Now our second row is a bit more complicated
because we have five diamonds so the first and last diamond will be made a
bit differently. Place a slip knot on your hook with the pink color yarn and
make a slip stitch into the very bottom of that first diamond. Now chain five – and
five. Draw up loops in the next five stitches – one two three four and that
fifth one is going to be at the base of the attached slip knot. And take off in
groups of two. Draw up loops – one two three four and the fifth one goes in the side
of the diamond. Take off in groups of five. Draw up five loops again, with that fifth one going in the side of
the diamond. Take off in groups of five. You’ll make four rows of this modified
Tunisian simple stitch. And then for the fifth row slip stitch
over the next five stitches – three four and place that fifth slip stitch into
the blue diamond. To make the second diamond we’re going to work the Tunisian
simple stitch along the blue diamond in this direction. Draw up loops in the next
five stitches and the fifth one at the bottom of the next blue diamond. Take off in groups of two – four and five. After four rows with this diamond work five
slip stitches. For row five you can see how all of the Tunisian vertical bars
line up. Make two more pink diamonds and then I’ll show you how to do this last
diamond. Do your normal drawing up of loops – one two three four. Because it’s the end just do your fifth loop at the very edge like this. And take
off in groups of two as always. And remember your final fifth row will
always be slip stitches over the next five stitches. The green row or third row
will be just like the blue row with just four diamonds on it. In this case we’ll
insert our hook at the top of the pink diamond like this. Sometimes you have to
stop and think where to put these stitches but I find that when you look
at a sample like the one I’ve been showing in my video it helps a lot. With
the green draw up five loops like you’ve been doing and take them off in groups
of two. And then move over like this to do the
second green diamond. You’ll have four green diamonds on this
row. For the yellow row we’ll need to repeat exactly what we did for the pink
row. Slip stitch into the bottom – this time of the green diamond. And chain five. Draw up loops and take them off just
like in the pink row. And that’s the basics of entrelac crochet. It
definitely takes a little bit of practice but after a few rows you’ll see
the pattern and know precisely where to start and where to finish each of the
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