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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.

For more stunning throws, check out Red Heart Yarn's eBook: We've Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws.

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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