Entrelac Crochet Baby Blanket

A unique way to create something unique and beautiful.

Skill Level | Advanced
Finished Size | 34″ x 34″

Entrelac crochet is a great technique to turn to when you want to create something truly unique. It traditionally incorporates Tunisian crochet stitches that are worked in blocks that can grow out from a central block or build on one another in rows.

Introduction

About this Pattern


Entrelac crochet is a wonderful technique to try at least once. It creates a unique blocked pattern that can spread out from the center or be worked in rows. It’s relatively versatile and suitable for all sorts of projects.

Our entrelac crochet baby blanket is the perfect project to try entrelac for the first time. It uses super bulky yarn in a fun variety of color that works up really fast. With this project you’ll learn the fundamentals of working an entrelac crochet project that grows from a central block.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our entrelac crochet baby blanket from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 720 yds; Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
  • Color A – Seafoam; approx 300 yds
  • Color B – Vanilla; approx 220 yds
  • Color C – Cloudburst; approx 200 yds
  • 8 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t affect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things you Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Beg Beginning
  • Ch Chain
  • Cont Continue
  • Fwd Forward
  • Hk Hook
  • Rep Repeat
  • Rem Remain(s)(ing)
  • Rtn Return
  • Tss Tunisian Simple Stitch**
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over Hook

**Tss (Tunisian Simple Stitch) : Insert hk from right to left behind single vertical bar. YO and pull up a loop. Leave loop on hk. For more help with the Tunisian Simple Stitch, check out our stitch guide here.

Finished Size

10″ wide; 56″ circumference

Gauge

From peak to peak = 3.5″
7 rows = 3.5″

Additional Notes: This pattern is worked in blocks starting from the center and working outward.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Center Block

Row 1 (Foundation): With color A, ch 6. Fwd: *Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last ch (6 loops on hk). Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop rem on hk.

Rows 2-4: 
Fwd: *Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in last st. YO and pull up a loop (6 loops on hk). Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop rem on hk.

Row 5: Bind Off: Insert hk in 2nd bar from hk as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. *Insert hk in next bar as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off

Round 2 (4 blocks)

1st Block of Round 2 (Corner Block)

Row 1: Join color B in same corner as bind off and ch 6. Fwd: *Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last ch. Insert hk in edge of 2nd row of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop (7 loops on hk).
Rtn: *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop rem on hk.

Rows 2-4: 
Fwd: *Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in edge of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop. Rtn: *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.

Row 5:
Bind Off: Insert hk in 2nd bar from hk as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. *Insert hk in next bar as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. Rep from * to end of row. Join with a slst to first row of adjacent block.

2nd, 3rd and 4th Blocks of Round 2 (Corner Blocks)
Cont with color B, ch 6.Do not turn. Working into ch 6 and across side of center block, rep rows 1 through 4 as given for 1st block of round 2. At end of 4th block, slst to corner of adjacent block. Fasten off.

Round 3 (8 blocks)

1st Block of Round 3 (Corner Block)

Row 1: Join color C in either corner of 1st block of round 2 and ch 6. Fwd: *Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last ch. Insert hk in edge of second row of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop (7 loops on hk). Rtn: *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.

Rows 2-4: 
Fwd: *Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in edge of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop. Rtn: *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.

Row 5:
Bind Off: Insert hk in 2nd bar from hk as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. *Insert hk in next bar as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. Rep from * to end of row. Join with a slst to first row of adjacent block.

2nd Block of Round 3 (Side Block)

Row 1: Cont with color C Fwd: *Insert hk in next st of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last st. Insert hk in edge of second row of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop (7 loops on hk). Rtn: *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.

Rows 2-4: 
Fwd: *Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in edge of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop. Rtn: *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.

Row 5:
Bind Off: Insert hk in 2nd bar from hk as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. *Insert hk in next bar as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. Rep from * to end of row. Join with a slst to first row of adjacent block.

3rd through 8th Blocks of Round 3
Cont with color C, rep rows 1 through 4 – corner block for 3rd and 5th blocks and rep rows 1 through 4 – side block for 4th, 6th and 8th blocks. Fasten off at end of 8th block.

Round 4 (12 blocks)

1st Block of Round 4 (Corner Block)
Join color B in either corner of first block of round 3 and ch 6. Working into ch 6 and side of adjacent block, rep rows 1 through 4 as given for round 3 – first block beg with fwd pass.

2nd and 3rd Blocks of Round 4 (Side Blocks)
Cont with color B, rep rows 1 through 4 as given for Round 3 – second block beg with fwd pass.

4th Block of Round 4 (Corner Block)
Cont with color B, rep rows 1 through 4 as given for Round 3 – first block beg with fwd pass.

5th through 7th Blocks of Round 4
Cont with color B, rep side block instructions for 5th and 6th blocks and corner block instructions for 7th block.

8th through 10th Blocks of Round 4
Cont with color B, rep side block instructions for 8th and 9th blocks and corner block instructions for 10th block.

11th through 12th Blocks of Round 4
Cont with color B, rep side block instructions for 11th and 12th blocks. Fasten off at end of 12th block.

Repeat: Cont as established, having 4 more blocks every following round until you have a total of 10 rounds. Work remaining color pattern as follows:

  • Round 5 – Color A
  • Round 6 – Color A
  • Round 7 – Color A
  • Round 8 – Color B
  • Round 9 – Color B
  • Round 10 – Color C

When you do not change color from one round to the next, don’t fasten off at end of last block. Instead, slst in next 5 sts of first block.

Do not fasten off at end of round 10. Slst in next 5 sts of first block, rotate work and make 5 slst along side of same block to corner.

Round 11 (40 Half Blocks)

1st Half Block

Row 1: Cont with color C Fwd: *Insert hk in next st of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last st. Insert hk in edge of second row of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop (7 loops on hk). Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until 3 loop rem on hk. YO and pull through 3 loops.


Rows 2-4: 
Fwd: *Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in edge of adjacent block. YO and pull up a loop. Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until 3 loop rem on hk. YO and pull through 3 loops.

Row 5:
Bind Off: Insert hk in 2nd bar from hk as if to Tss. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through the loop on hk. Slst in corner of adjacent block.

Repeat: Rep last 4 rows 8 more times to corner block. Then make 5 slst in the side of corner block.

Cont to rep rows 1 through 4 as given for the half blocks. When you reach a corner block, make 5 slst in side of corner block. When you reach final half block, fasten off and weave in ends.


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