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Easy Crochet Diamonds Throw

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Worked in a single color with a bold contrasting border, this easy crochet diamonds throw from Red Heart Yarn has a classic look.  Make it contemporary by using bold colors, or traditional using muted hues.  Easy crochet afghans like this one are great for decorating the home.  They also make great gifts for young college graduates who are moving into their first apartment.  This is an easy crochet pattern that any crochet fan can master.

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Materials:

  • 5 balls Red Heart® “Super Saver®” Yarn in Aurba Sea
  • 1 ball Red Heart® “Super Saver®” Yarn in Café
  • 6mm [US J-10] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 13 dc = 4”; 7 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Instructions:

  1. With A, ch 154.
     
  2. Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn – 74 ch-1 spaces.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1), skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next 9 sts, * ch 1, skip next st **, dc in next 15 sts; repeat from * across, ending at
  4. **; dc in next 9 sts, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.
     
  5. Row 3: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next 7 sts, * [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] 3 times **; dc in next 10 sts; repeat from * across, ending at **; dc in next 6 sts, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch; turn.
     
  6. Row 4: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next 5 sts, * [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] twice; dc in next 2 sts, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] twice **; dc in next 6 sts; repeat from * across, ending at **; dc in next 4 sts, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch; turn.
     
  7. Row 5: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next 3 sts, * [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] twice; dc in next 6 sts, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] twice; dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; ch 1, dc in 3rd ch; turn.
     
  8. Row 6: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next st, * [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] twice; dc in next 10 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across; ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch; turn.
     
  9. Row 7: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 15 sts; repeat from * across, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch; turn.
     
  10. Row 8: Repeat Row 6.
     
  11. Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
     
  12. Row 10: Repeat Row 4.
     
  13. Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
     
  14. [Repeat Rows 2-11] 8 times; repeat Row 2.
     
  15. Next Row: Ch 4, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across; ch 1, dc in 3rd ch. Fasten off.

Border

  1. Round 1: Join B in top right corner ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, * 2 dc in each space across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in corner; repeat from * to 1st corner, 2 dc in corner, ch 2; join with a slip st to top of 1st st.
     
  2. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
     
  3. Round 3: Repeat Round 2.
     
  4. Round 4: Working LEFT TO RIGHT, ch 1, * reverse sc in each dc, 2 reverse sc in each corner; join.
     
  5. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Any idea what the repeat pattern would be. Im wanting to make this in a baby size? What would you suggest the beginning chain to be? Thanks!

The project is beautiful, but the instructions can be confusing. You need to use a little intuition and pay careful attention to the diamonds as they form as occasionally you need to use a little cheating to get it to work out.

I have a question about Row 2. It says continue from *-**. All it says between that is chain 1 sk next stitch. Please help. Thank you.

Hi Anna, Have you posted this question on our Facebook page? Perhaps there are other crocheters who could provide guidance. I would also suggest contacting Red Heart directly since they created the pattern. Thanks! - Julia, FaveCrafts editor

Thank you so much for this pattern. A lot of the other patterns are so confusing to me due to my past strokes but this one I can follow pretty well. The blanket is looking really nice. I will submit a picture when it is done.

Love this pattern and I make and donate blankets and throws to the homeless shelter in my area and to the hospital in my area for the cancer ward and parents that have children in the hospital so I want to thank you for this pattern, I have made it in all sizes from baby blankets to a huge 80x80 for a veteran to have to his is bed cover that I donated and I made it in a very pretty Red and used blue and white for the border trim it turned out wonderful so thank you so much again..

When you enlarge this pattern how many chain stitches do you add?

Hi, this looks lovely and the colours are great together. I've started but I'm stuck at the end of the 3rf row, I don't have the correct number of stitches left for the 9 dc, but I have the 74 ch1 spaces from the previous row. Anybody else have this problem? And maybe a solution? Thanks

i have 75 ch1 sp and the rows work ok. Initially i only had 73ch1 bcoz i had sk 2ch by mistake.

Yes i have the same problem not enough stitches left for the 9 doubles.

I think that this is a beautiful design, but I am a visual learner. Is there anyone who would be willing to put this on youtube so I can see how it is done.

What size is this beautiful afghan?

I am a beginner what does it mean when - is in front ex. skip 1st ch-1 space

i am a beginner at crocheting. Do you know what dc means not abbreviated?

It means "Double Crochet". A double crochet is one of the most common crochet stitches, you'll see this abbreviation a lot

This is so pretty! I will use this pattern for my next afghan. Is there a multiple to expand the afghan? I would love this one to be rather large. : ) Thank you!

@joannemendonsa Great question! I'll check with Red Heart and see if they have a formula. You could also figure out how many stitches are used to create 1 pattern, or diamond, and add that number of stitches to the foundation row for every additional diamond you want. Hope that helps!

making this blanket for my sister, but I am using black for the main color and bright pink for the border.

@joshuamommy10 Great color combination! My sister is a HUGE wicked fan...so I might do black for the main color and bright green for the border! Thanks for the suggestion!! :)

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