The Diamond Stitch is an intermediate level stitch that creates the prettiest, diamond design! This pattern would be great for a pillow, beanie, or sweater.
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66g Worsted weight yarn + small amount for the border (the same color that will be used for sewing – optional)
H/5.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
fptr2tog – front post treble 2 tog
ws – wrong side
rs – right side
· written in US terms
· ch 1 does not count as sc
· ch 2 does count as dc
· This stitch has a right side and wrong side
· This stitch requires a starting ch of a mult of 4 + 3
· Approx finished size: 7” x 7”
How to Crochet the Diamond Stitch
· If you’re having trouble getting the sizing right, remember that it’s easier to adjust a square that’s too small than one that’s too big.
· If a square comes out too small you can add an additional round for the border, go up a hook size, and/or steam block and stretch the square to the size you want.
· The edges might curl. This can be fixed with some steam blocking. It won’t be noticeable after sewing.
· Each square has at least 2 rounds of border. For the last round of the border I used the same color for each square (the dark gray). This is the same color used for the sewing.
· Each square does not need the same number of stitches for the border.
· Make 2 of each square. Alternatively, you can use cotton yarn and make 1 square to use as a dishcloth.
PART 5 – DIAMOND STITCH (make 2)
Ch 23 (ch mult 4 + 3)
Row 1 (rs): sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across (22 sc)
Row 2 (ws): ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (22 dc)
Row 3 (rs): ch 1, turn, fptr around the 3rd stitch in row 1, *sc in next 3 stitches, fptr2tog (the first “leg” goes into the same stitch from previous fptr, skip 3 stitches, make second “leg” in next stitch)* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, fptr around final fptr, sc in last stitch
Row 4 (ws): ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (22 dc)
Row 5 (rs): ch 1, turn, sc in 2 stitches, *fptr2tog (working around fptr and fptr2tog to make diamond shape), sc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across
Row 6 (ws): ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (22 dc)
Row 7 (rs): ch 1, turn, fptr around fptr2tog, sc in next 3 stitches, *fptr2tog (to make diamond shape), sc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, fptr around final fptr, sc in last
Row 8 – 19: repeat rows 4 – 7
With the same color used for the square, work around the entire square (this stitch will have 3 rounds of border, add more if needed)
Round 1 (rs): ch 1, sc along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the end of each sc row and 2 sc in each dc row across to the corner, ch 2, working along the bottom, sc in each stitch across to the corner, ch 2, working along the side, sc in the end of each sc row and 2 sc in each dc row across to the corner, ch 2, working along the top, sc in each stitch across to corner, ch 2, join to first sc with sl st
Round 2 (rs): ch 1, *sc in each stitch across to ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st
Join to corner ch-2 space with border color
Round 2 (ws): ch 1, sc in ch-2 space, sc in each stitch across to corner ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, sc in each stitch across to corner ch-2 space* repeat from * to * around, (sc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
And that’s it for Part 5! See you next week for Part 6 🙂
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