Entrelac Crochet

I have been crocheting since the age of twelve. Still, at the age of 70 I am still learning new things and new stitches.

This is entrelac:

While it may not be a fancy lace stitch its uses are varied. After making two sections like this it is about to become a bag for portable yarn projects.

This stitch is basically a version of the afghan stitch worked in multiples of seven. It goes like this: 1. chain 7, pull up loop in second chain from hook. Keeping both stitches on hook continue pulling up loops in remaining stitches until you have seven. 2. Next, yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through next two loops and repeat across rest of loops. The picture below shows what your work should look like.

You now have one bar (dark purple) and loops (pink). Without chaining put your hook into the second loop and pull up…

Continue as you began pulling up the seven loops. Next row go back to row 2 and continue in pattern until you have 5 bars.

This completes your first diamond.

With the completion of your first diamond ch 7 and repeat the same pattern until you have 7 diamonds. When your seventh diamond is complete, pull thread through last loop and cut. You will repeat the pick up a new color and attach as follows:

Attach yarn at corner of the last diamond worked and ch 6. Pull up loops as in row one except the 7tb loop will be in the first stitch of the diamond already worked:

Seventh stitch

Continue to complete the 5 bars. When 5th bar is complete slip stitch through loops until you are where you need to be to start the next diamond.

I am not doing videos at the time but feel free to check out videos on YouTube and Rumble on entrelac crochet.

Have a wonderful day.

Author: throughmyeyes720

I love art, especially photography and painting. My next addition is crafts or primarily needlecrafts. And as if that was not enough, I am a genealogist.

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