tunisian entrelac Star Afghan

tunisian entrelac Star Afghan worked from the center out in tunisian simple stitch
start with a magic ring , then make 7 chain work your tunisian simple stitch up and down this chain for 4 rows ( makes a rectangle ) then one double crochet stitch ( eng ) single crochet (US term) into the magic ring
repeat till you have 6 rectangles , tie off your yarn
Join your new colour to the top of one of your rectangles and make 7 chain , now work your Tunissian sst down the chain with your last stitch worked into the top of the rectangle , repeat for 4 rows ( or same width as rectangle ) the next block you make is done in the L shape between 2 rectangles , you repeat in this way all the way around only making 7 chain at the top of the rectangles where there is no L shape to work the blocks

Yarns: patons cotton blend

Stitches: tunisian simple stitch

Tags: tunisian star

L.H.ORR

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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