COLLABORATION Entrelac STAR OF BETHLEHEM quilt #4: Row 2

This next row is what is going to be the pattern that you use for the rest of your afgphan or quilt… or doily, whatever it is that you are making.

Having finished the first row, you tie off that colour of yarn and attach your next colour at the top of one of the first blocks.

You chain 7, and create a rectangle as you did before.

(NOTE: remember that the blocks for the points of the star are 6×4 for cotton yarn and Best done as 6×2 for acrylics.)

The next block is where things get a little tricky, as it is different than what you’ve been doing so far.

You now have an “L” space, with 6 stitches down the side of the block you are working on and 6 stitches up the side of the next block. You are going to tuck a block into this space.

That means working your 6th stitch (down) into the first stitch of the next block. You do this for each of the rows, connecting both the squares. These squares are now 6 stitches by 6 stitches.

Continue the rectangles on top of blocks, for the points of the star, and 6×6 in the “L” spaces, all around your star.
That is your second row — and all rows following.

Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)

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Debbie Pribele ...

My “row 2” completed.
I really had to stretch it out to make room for the six points of my star.
Also, although both these yarns are marked as a “4”, they really are different in weight. But… I am trusting that it will work out.

Debbie Pribele ...

For my first “second row”, I was working through both of the top loops of each stitch but noticed on the back that it was creating a weird line.
So I started working into the front of the row (one the bottom row of the “L”) and it looks much better.
I will have to take some pictures to show what I am taking about

Debbie Pribele ...

Before

After

Debbie Pribele ...

I have noticed that my creation isn’t lying flat… do I keep on going and hope it works itself out or is it a “do-over”?

NOTE: feedback from CrochetDevee: using acrylic fibres, the rectangles are better sized as just two rows of six instead of four.