Corner to corner (C2C) Tunisian Entrelac

Entrelac is probably my favourite way to work Tunisian crochet. Since corner-to-corner blankets are very popular, I thought I would photograph a short tutorial showing how to do them. For this demonstration I used an 8.0mm hook and one skein each of Red Heart Super Saver in Aran Fleck and Blue Fleck.

I will be doing 10 stitch squares. To begin, chain 10.
I will be doing 10 stitch squares. To begin, chain 10.
Flip the chain over and starting with the second chain from the hook, draw up loops in the back bumps - 10 loops on the hook.
Flip the chain over and starting with the second chain from the hook, draw up loops in the back bumps – 10 loops on the hook.
Work 10 rows (one row = a forward and return pass) in TSS. Then work a BO.
Work 10 rows (one row = a forward and return pass) in TSS. Then work a BO.
Begin the second row: Break the first colour and in the first BO stitch of square, attach new colour. Chain 10
Begin the second row: Break the first colour and in the first BO stitch of square, attach new colour. Chain 10
Pick up loops in the chain as before, and pick up one additional loop in the same space where you joined the yarn. 11 loops on hook. Return pass: yo, pull through 2 across (this way you decrease by 1 and still have a 10 stitch square)
Pick up loops in the chain as before, and pick up one additional loop in the same space where you joined the yarn. 11 loops on hook. Return pass: yo, pull through 2 across (this way you decrease by 1 and still have a 10 stitch square)
Continue working like this, in TSS on a 10 stitch square. Do not forget to pick up an extra loop in the side edge of the original square. This connects the two squares together. Work 10 rows as established and then BO.
Continue working like this, in TSS on a 10 stitch square. Do not forget to pick up an extra loop in the side edge of the original square. This connects the two squares together. Work 10 rows as established and then BO.
Repeat the previous steps for the second square of row two.
Repeat the previous steps for the second square of row two.
Make the first square of row three the same way that the first square of row one was made. Make second square: pick up loops across edge of square in row two. Pick up additional loop in side edge of next square. Work as before in row two. Work last square of row three as last square of row two.
Make the first square of row three the same way that the first square of row one was made. Make second square: pick up loops across edge of square in row two. Pick up additional loop in side edge of next square. Work as before in row two. Work last square of row three as last square of row two.
To keep increasing, make first and last squares as shown in rows 2&3, using a foundation chain. To begin decreases, join next yarn in corner of square as shown in photograph. Work two squares in TSS as previously established.
To complete the last corner, attach next yarn and work one square as done in previous row. The corners will curl but this will be eliminated with blocking. Add a nice border around the blanket to even out the edges. Happy hooking!!!

23 Replies to “Corner to corner (C2C) Tunisian Entrelac”

  1. It is a lovely tutorial. I became lost when you used the abbreviation TSS. I crochet, not tunisian, and do not know what that means exactly. I am not sure what your instruction at that point is. Could you clarify? The rest of the tutorial seems to be based on this. Thank you for the nice tutorial and any help you may be able to offer.

    1. TSS is short for Tunisian Simple Stitch. It may also be referred to as afghan stitch in some patterns.

    2. Hi, Tunisian Crochet or it use to be called the Afghan Stitch is actually Crochet — TSS is the first basic stitch you learn in this type of crochet – it’s called the TSS(Tunisian Simple Stitch) if you go to YouTube you can learn about how it’s done on video and what kind of hooks you will need to purchase in order to do Tunisian crochet patterns – I hope you will give it a try it’s a lot of fun and they’re many stitches you can learn.

    1. A BO is the abbreviation for “bind off” and yup, I am using an afghan hook to do this. Some people call it Tunisian and some people call it Afghan, but it all means the same.

  2. I love to tunisian crochet and I tried to subscribe but it tell me there is an error so you might want to check it out. Thank you
    Rose

    1. I went to the subscribe button on the right hand side and it seems to be working now. Sorry for the confusion. If it doesn’t work again, email me gefjion@gmail.com and I will add you manually.

  3. I am crocheting my first entrelac c2c baby blanket. I’ve done many entrelac blankets, but this is my first c3c, and I thank you for the pattern. My question: how do I decrease?
    Thanks again for your pattern and answer.

    1. Hi there!! Sorry I’m so late to the party πŸ™‚ You decrease by working squares in the “valleys” created by the previous row, and not working . Instead of starting the row with the chain and making the first square that way, just go straight to the next square. When you get to the point that you would make a chain to make the last square just stop and don’t do it. Cut your yarn and start the next row. Each row will be two squares less until you have one square left. πŸ™‚

    1. I’m thinking the same thing, Tracie, as all the photos seem to need to be flipped horizontally before they make sense to me.

  4. I am totally stuck on how to attach the two sides of the middle square in row three so I can get to where I can work the top of box? I have bottom edge attached but can not figure out the side.

  5. Thank you Tunisian Crochet Chick,
    I’ve been looking for a square blanket to make with larger squares and yours fits the bill. You explain it well, have a good picture(s) quality and I enjoy what you present. Thanks again.
    Sandra Gassaway

  6. I started a blanket like this one but using 8 stitches instead of 10, will defiantly try this one as it is the only one I could find written directions in english, thankyou for easy to read instructions

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