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Suzannet message #1
Crochet pattern question
November 14, 2016 at 6:26:42 PM
 

I love your site and would like to ask your members if they have ever come across a pattern for tunisian entrelac crochet.  I have seen the patterns on line and in books; however, I am looking for a crochet pattern tunisian entrelac that looks the same as the knitted tunisian entrelac pattern.  Been searching for years with no luck.  Anybody Help!  Thank You

Please answer me at zippermom@hotmail.com - Thank You Again for your help!




 
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Re: Crochet pattern question
November 15, 2016 at 4:58:46 AM  (in response to Suzannet message #1)
 
Suzanne,

Please clarify what you're asking.  There are many patterns for Tunisian entrelac available; however, my guess is that you don't want a regular Tunisian stitch, you want Tunisian stockinette.  For that, I haven't found any matches, but have you attempted to use a regular Tunisian pattern, substituting stockinette?  Please be sure to use a larger hook if you're going to do that, because Tunisian stockinette can't be worked too tightly and curls terribly!


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Suzannet message #3
Re: Crochet pattern question
December 21, 2016 at 3:10:24 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
 I am looking for a crochet pattern that turns out a piece that looks like a knitted entrelac tunisian piece.  Annie grabowski is the only site I have found where there is a leaflet or pamphlet that was available.  However, because of illness it is not available anymore.  Does anyone know where another pattern for this is??


 
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Crochet pattern question
December 22, 2016 at 3:29:30 AM  (in response to Suzannet message #3)
 
Suzanne,

I'm not sure exactly which pattern you're looking for, but in my searches, I did find this, which is a free Smile pattern from Red Heart:
http://www.redheart.com/medias/sys_master/images/images/h5c/h43/8799497027614.jpg
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/trip-around-world-throw

This pattern is crocheted, not knitted.  Smile

Is it anything close to what you're looking for?  If it is, could you change the colors around to do what you're trying to accomplish?  If not, could you somehow adapt the technique to make what you want?

Hope that helps!


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Suzannet message #5
Re: Crochet pattern question
January 16, 2017 at 1:31:37 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 

I have made several of these entrelac tunisian afghan.  Looking for a pattern that turns out looking like the knitted pattern.    Have to look up pics of this and see what I mean.  Knitted pattern looks like this;




 
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Re: Crochet pattern question
January 17, 2017 at 6:01:57 AM  (in response to Suzannet message #5)
 
Suzanne,

I see what you're saying.  Smile  Probably about the closest thing you'll get to a knit-looking stitch in crochet is TKS - Tunisian Knit Stitch.  So is there a way you could adapt the above pattern (or another crocheted entrelac pattern) to use TKS?

Unfortunately, there's no direct correlation specifically from a knit stitch to a crocheted knit-looking stitch, so about all that can be done is to approximate that kind of stitch.  TKS isn't perfect, but it's the closest I've ever seen.  Smile

I've actually made things in TKS before.  It's a persnickety stitch, but as long as you use a large enough hook and be aware it's going to want to curl...badly...you should be fine.  Smile

If you're going to try TKS for an entrelac project and you're not familiar with the stitch, I'd suggest first practicing a bit with it, perhaps just as a straight stitch.  That will give you a feel for it, how your tension works, finding the right size hook and the best way of handling the curl.  Once you accomplish that, I'm sure you'll be able to make exactly what you want, and perhaps sometime publish your own pattern!  Smile

One other thing you may want to know.  TKS works up thickly, much thicker than knitting, because you're making the stitch in a very different way.  It's a nice warm stitch, good for scarves, hats and such, so as long as you don't mind that thickness in an afghan, you're good to go!  Smile


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Irisc message #7
Re: Crochet pattern question
May 27, 2019 at 11:45:43 AM  (in response to Suzannet message #1)
 
Hi my name is Iris I just had a picture made into a pattern this is my first time doing this. I had it done in basic so my question is it C2c are is it regular crocheting ?


 
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Re: Crochet pattern question
May 27, 2019 at 9:00:02 PM  (in response to Irisc message #7)
 
Iris,
Welcome! Smile
If you went with what we call the "standard" stitch, then that means single crochet if you live in the US. Single crochets are rectangular stitches, so if you work a pattern meant for single crochet with a square stitch, like filet or C2C, your pattern will likely look odd, as the stitches will be taller than single crochets. Unless it's something that really doesn't matter, you're best off using single crochet. Smile



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