How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (Part 2)

By Candace – 4 Comments

Now that you have completed your first row in How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (Part 1), you have a choice for your subsequent rows. You can turn your work (results in wrong sides being visible in the final project, but leaves fewer ends to leave in if working in one color). Or you can finish off then start at the beginning of the previous row without turning (leaves you with all right side rows but leaves more ends to weave in. This tutorial uses the latter method, but they both follow the same basic idea.

To see a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the photos.

First Square
Start by chaining the number of stitches in a single row of a square. Since I’m using 4-stitch squares, I ch 4.


Forward Pass: YO, pull up a loop in second ch from hook and each ch across, pull up loop in first st on the edge of the first square in the previous row.


Return pass: (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on hook.


Forward Pass (Rows 2-3): TSS in next 3 TSS, TSS in next st on edge of square


Return Pass (Rows 2-3): Work as row 1


Row 4: sl st in next 3 TSS, sl st in next st on edge of square


Remaining Squares

First row: Pull up a loop in next 4 edge stitches of square in previous row


Return Pass: (YO, pull through two loops on hook) across


Forward Pass (Rows 2-3): TSS in next 3 TSS, TSS in next st on edge of square


Return Pass (Rows 2-3): work as row 1


Row 4: sl st in next 3 TSS, sl st in next st on edge of square


Repeat to end of row.


And now you can repeat this row until your project is finished. If you need help, you can leave a comment below.

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  1. Pam G. says:

    Question, Can this tunisian entrelac be use int a 3d block style? Just wondering.

  2. Dreama says:

    I would like to crochet a entrelace Baby Blanket And a Afghan .How many chain do I need?

    • Candace says:

      Hi Dreama,

      Unfortunately, I can’t answer that. That’s something you will have to determine after some swatching. I hope the formula from part 1 of the tutorial helps!

  3. Marny CA says:

    When knitting entrelac, each row’s stitches are in a different direction; but in crochet all the ‘floats’ go in the same direction.

    I know there is a way to make the crochet go in different directions but forgot how I did it … can you help with that?

    Note: knit entrelac looked so difficult that it took me 40 years to even try it. Then found it to be soooo easy!

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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