Saturday, 7 July 2012

Afghan Pattern #2 - Little Diamond Square

As promised, here is the second pattern of the afghan I am working on. This is meant to be a beginners pattern, but it is a tiny little bit more complex than the previous one.

>> How to: Pattern #1 - 8  Points Star
>> Crochet for beginners

We're working the one on top of the picture. This is a pattern you start from the middle and work anti-clockwise.

Afghan Pattern 2 - Little Diamond Square
Credit Photo: Zaira Brilhante, with Pentax K-x


Pattern: Little Diamond Square (#2)

Foundation: Work 4ch and join with ss to form a ring.
Round 1: 6ch (equivalent to 1tr, 3ch), then [3tr into ring, 3cg] three times, 2tr into ring, join with ss into 3rd of 6ch.
Round 2: Ss into 3ch space, 3ch (equivalent to 1tr), [2tr, 2ch, 3tr] into same space, 1tr into each of next 3tr. Then repeat sequence [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next 3ch space and 1tr into each of next 3tr three times. Join with ss into 3rd of 3ch. Break off yarn.

Round 3: Join next yarn to a 2ch space. Work 6ch, miss 4tr, 1dtr into next tr, 6ch, ss into next 2ch space and repeat sequence (6ch, miss 4tr, 1dtr into next tr, 6ch) three times. Join with ss into first ch.
Round 4: Start with 1ch. // 7dc into 6ch space, [1htr, 2ch, 1htr] into next dtr to make the a corner, 7dc into next 6ch space, 1dc into 2ch space of Round 2. Repeat from // three times and join with ss into first dc.

Round 5: 2ch (equivalent to 1htr), 1htr into each 6dc, 1tr into next htr, // [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] into 2ch corner space, 1tr into next htr and 1tr into each of next 7dc, 1tr into next dc, 1htr into each of next 7dc. Repeat from // twice. Finish round with [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] into 2ch corner space, 1tr into next htr and 1tr into each of next 7dc, 1tr into next dc. Join with ss into 2nd of 2ch. Break off yarn.

Afghan Pattern 2 - Little Diamond Square
Come back soon for the next 2 patterns!


Round 6: Choose a side of the square to start working from and join next yarn into centre tr. 3ch (equivalent to 1tr) // 1tr into each of next 7htr, 1htr into each of next 3tr, [2htr, 2ch, 2htr] into 2ch corner space, 1htr into each of next 3tr, 1tr into next tr. Repeat from // three times and join with ss into 3rd of 3ch. Break off yarn.

Round 7: Join next yarn to any stitch. Start with 1ch, 1dc into same place and then work 1dc into each tr or htr of previous Round. Remember to work 3dc into each 2ch corner space. Join with ss into 1st dc.

Round 8: 1ch, 1dc into same place, 1dc into each dc of previous Round working 3dc into centre dc of each 3dc corner. Join with ss into 1st dc. Fasten off yarn.

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