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.
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.
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)
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.
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!!!