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Entrelac Giant Dahlia Afghan


This colorful, popular quilt pattern is interpreted in your choice of two entrelac methods for a truly spectacular showpiece. The entrelac blocks on each round grow outward from the crocheted pinwheel center to create a large round motif that is finished with your choice of a small edging or optional striped corners.

This pattern features instructions for making the entrelac segment of the design in either single crochet entrelac or Tunisian crochet entrelac. Single crochet entrelac worsted-weight afghan is made with size J hook; Tunisian entrelac baby afghan is made with size K Tunisian hook and size H standard hook. Made with smaller hooks or larger yarns for a more dense fabric, this design also makes a gorgeous wall hanging-instructions for making and mounting a crocheted wall hanging with this design are included in this pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate


Make this round or square design as shown in worsted-weight yarns for a 40-wide adult display afghan or lap afghan, or in baby yarns for a 36-wide baby afghan. Instructions are included for making larger afghans.


This design may be worked with any yarn and appropriate hook sizes. The single crochet entrelac adult afghan shown is made with size J hook and Vanna's Choice mist colors worsted-weight acrylic yarn in #300 Denim Mist (blue), #301 Rose Mist (pink), #302 Taupe Mist (brown), #303 Purple Mist (purple), #304 Seaspray Mist (green) and #306 Tangerine Mist (orange).

Tunisian entrelac baby afghan shown is made with Baby Bee Sweet Delight acrylic/polyamide blend baby yarn in #70 Infant Teal (aqua), #66 Surf Baby (pale aqua), #36 Boo Pink (medium pink), #76 Bashful (peach), #39 Meema's Blue (periwinkle blue),#30 Froggy (green) and #16 Sunkisses (yellow); a size K Tunisian hook and size H standard hook.

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