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Free Crochet Pattern: Diamonds Afghan

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Pattern #: L40265
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 45 x 47 in. (114.5 x 119.5 cm)



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Diamonds Afghan

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GAUGE:

12 hdc = 4 in. (10 cm)  

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:

1. 49 Diamonds and 22 Half Diamonds are worked separately, then crocheted together following a diagram to make the Afghan.
2. A border is worked around the assembled Afghan.




AFGHAN
DIAMONDS (make 49: 5 each of A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I; make 4 of J).
Ch 3.
Row 1: 3 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st in this row or in any of the following rows), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st – you will have 5 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st – 7 hdc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 9 hdc.
Rows 5-9: Rep Row 4 – you will have 19 hdc at the end of Row 9.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog over the first 2 sts, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 17 hdc.
Rows 11-17: Rep Row 10 – you will have 3 hdc at end of Row 17.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn, hdc3tog.
Do not fasten off.
Edging Rnd: Ch 2, turn, 3 sc in top of row 18, continuing around edge of Diamond, *work 17 sc evenly spaced to next corner, 3 sc in corner; rep from * twice, work 17 sc evenly spaced to end; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

TOP AND BOTTOM HALF DIAMONDS (make 12: 1 each of A, B, C, D, E, F, H and I; 2 each of G and J)
Rows 1-9:
Work Rows 1-9 same as for Diamonds – 19 hdc.
Do not fasten off.
Edging Rnd: Ch 2, turn to work along side of Half Diamond, 3 sc in side of last hdc, *work 17 sc evenly spaced down side to next corner, 3 sc in corner; rep from * once; work 17 sc evenly spaced across row 9; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

SIDE HALF DIAMONDS (make 10: 1 each of A, D, E, F, H and I; 2 each of C and J)
Ch 3.
Row 1: 2 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st on this row or on any of the following rows), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st – 3 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st – 4 hdc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end of row – 5 hdc.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 6 hdc.
Rows 6-9: Rep Rows 4 and 5 – you will have 10 hdc at the end of Row 9.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog over first 2 sts, hdc in each st to end of row – 9 hdc.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 8 hdc.
Row 12-17: Rep Rows 10 and 11 – you will have 2 hdc at the end of Row 17.
Do not fasten off.
Edging Rnd: Ch 2, turn to work around diagonal edges of Side Half Diamond, 3 sc in top of last hdc, *work 17 sc evenly spaced along short side edge to next corner, 3 sc in corner; rep from * once; work 34 sc evenly spaced across long edge to end; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Joining

Following diagram, join Diamonds and Half Diamonds into strips as follows: Hold 2 motifs with wrong sides together, join K with a sl st in one corner and working through edging rnd of both motifs, sc in each st across edge working through front loop of front piece and back loop (loop closest to you) of back piece.
When all motifs have been joined into strips, crochet the strips together in the same way.
Edging
Join K with sl st in any corner of Afghan.
Ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, sc evenly spaced around outside edge of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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