47 Comments tunisian entrelac Star Afghan

Debbie Pribele ...

that is awesome!!
Going to add this to my “to do” list… “must do” list, actually.
I have wanted to make an afghan that looks like the quilts my mom used to make. .. this fits the bill!!

thanks for sharing.

CrochetDevee ...

thank you for liking it Debbie , my inspiration for it came from bargello quilts

Debbie Pribele ...

I’m mulling around an idea of doing this as a collaboration challenge …

CrochetDevee ...

I havnt listed how to finish it off as you have 2 options
option one is the more triangle edging that will give you a more star shape
option two like in the large photo once you get the star to the size you want , you go back and work on each of the six sides separately ,each row gets shorter and shorter and shifts where the points are
hope you can under stand what I mean as I can’t read tunisian patterns , I only learnt tunisian crochet 2 years ago off a video . this one is open to ideas and some one might come up with a better way of making it or even a pattern for it

Debbie Pribele ...

how many stitches did you put in the magic ring?

CrochetDevee ...

in English terms I did one double crochet then do the the chains and work up and down the chains till you have your rectangle then double crochet into the ring , then do another set of chains and work up and down them repeat like that till you have 6 rectangles

Debbie Pribele ...

got it.
THanks!!

CrochetDevee ...

that is great Debbie

Debbie Pribele ...

I did a LIVE CHAT on Facebook today and have started the Collaboration Creation, following your design!

Live Chat: https://www.facebook.com/CrochetCommunity/videos/1369730126416982/

Collaboration Blog Series: http://crochet.community/blog_series/84-collaboration-entrelac-star-of-bethlehem-quilt

I hope I do your design justice – and that you’ll be checking in, once and awhile, to help us out if we get stuck!

THanks for the inspiration!

CrochetDevee ...

Hi Debbie , I do watch your videos on facebook only being in Australia I am asleep when your on live . looks like you are doing well so far . that one is made of squares and rectangles . attaching a photo of a Bargello diamond pattern also made in squares and rectangles

CrochetDevee ...

you can find me on facebook under Lorraine Holly Orr

Debbie Pribele ...

this is so beautiful!
I’ve “friended” you on Facebook. :)

Debbie Pribele ...

My circle is t very circl-EE.
I have stretched and pulled and there is just too much material to stay flat.
Should I just keep going and trust that it will work out?

CrochetDevee ...

so sorry this is happening , I used cotton in mine and they lay flat . I havnt made one in acrylic yarns to know the end result with acrylic. I better get my hook out and make some smaller ones in different yarns and see what they do . I made 2 small ones to make sure I had the idea of how to make them in my head and then I made the large one that is as wide as a queen size bed silly me used cotton in all of them as you can see in the photo of the small one is lay flat at that size .

CrochetDevee ...

this one in acrylic yarn seems to work better with only 2 rows for the points of the star
now to try a wool / acrylic yarn blend

Debbie Pribele ...

Thank-you so much for doing that for me

I think I will carry on until this is a nice lapghan size. It won’t matter if I it is floppy.
The. I will re-do with just the two rows

I am really enjoying the process. So funny that I have really struggled with entrelac until now … and this is going along so nicely!

CrochetDevee ...

out of interest could you have a go at blocking it after your done so we can see if that flattens it

Debbie Pribele ...

I’m going to finish off the row I’m working on… maybe do one more row, to make it look nice and then see what happens.
I’ve never done blocking before but I’ll see what happens.

And I’m going to town to find a better “yellow” for the centre of my quilt. The yarn I had was too thick for the rest of the yarn I was using.

CrochetDevee ...

I have started another in a wool blend with the two row points , so far it is laying flat ( 3 rows done ) so the key for the different yarn types seems to be having the narrow points . I am also trying a 5 point star as an other option .

Debbie Pribele ...

I think I will have to try a five
Point star. This one looks like it will ripple as well.
Thoughts?
(Picture coming soon)

Debbie Pribele ...

ok… here’s a recap.
1st attempt (6 point star, with two different thicknesses of yarn)

2nd attempt (6 point star, all same gauge of yarn)

and 3rd attempt (5 point star)

CrochetDevee ...

your second 6 point looks much better than the first one and the 5 point looks much better still , I have been using 8ply and a 5.50 mm hook , wonder if crochet tension is effecting how it is turning out

Debbie Pribele ...

Oh good point!
I forgot about the hook. Hmmm

CrochetDevee ...

I will have to experiment

Debbie Pribele ...

I hate the thought of not using my lovely PONY hook, which fits in my hand so beautifully, but they only go up to 5mm.

CrochetDevee ...

I was thinking you may have to come down a size or 2 , try a 4mm or a 4.50 mm

Debbie Pribele ...

I will give that a try.

CrochetDevee ...

let me know how that goes

CrochetDevee ...

6 point in a wool blend

CrochetDevee ...

5 point in wool bland

Debbie Pribele ...

hmm ok… If you can do it, I should be able to do it. What size of hook are you using?

CrochetDevee ...

5.50 mm hook I think I crochet tight .I will to keep working on the 5 point star as another option as it looks just as nice .
the 6 point star I will make to doily and finish off different to the large one I made as there are 2 ways to finish them

Debbie Pribele ...

mine, 5 point star, with my 5mm hook, has a wee little bit of wobble to it, but I’m sure it will be fine, once it is on the bed. We will love it even with a bit of a ripple.

CrochetDevee ...

it may flatten right out after it has been washed and dried straight .

Debbie Pribele ...

I can give it a stretch or two and it will somewhat be flat so I’m not concerned … and it will be lovely, regardless :D

CrochetDevee ...

I wasnt expecting this to turn into such a challenging project lol

Debbie Pribele ...

I am really enjoying it although I would like to figure out what is causing my ripple

CrochetDevee ...

I have been spending this rainy weekend making stars
this time I am trying the same yarn in both but a different hook sizes for each one that should give me a tighter tension in one and looser tensions in the other one

Debbie Pribele ...

I love that you are so willing to do these experiments!
:)

CrochetDevee ...

at this stage I can’t get one to go frilly and not lay flat to work out what went wrong .

Debbie Pribele ...

I should do another video.. I bet not is a technical thing now – probably doing the actual stitching incorrectly

CrochetDevee ...

stick with the narrow 2 row points as they seem to make it a little more easy , this pick is one of the testers and how I did the edging on it

CrochetDevee ...

this one is done with a thick hook

CrochetDevee ...

same yarn smaller hook

Debbie Pribele ...

you are GOOD!!
and fast

CrochetDevee ...

as not every one likes or can do the magic ring I have been trying to decide how many starting chain , 6 chain seems a
good number for the different yarns

Debbie Pribele ...

I think I need to make my centre larger … hmmmm