Diamond in a Square
Crochet Square_Diamond in a Square PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of Linda Maltby
This Diamond in a Square pattern produces an interesting square all on its own, but it can also be used as a technique to adapt smaller square patterns to the sizes required in KAS blankets.
Materials and Tools
- Light worsted weight yarn (American)/DK (UK)/8 ply (Aus)
- 4.5mm/US 7 hook
Note: Pattern uses American terminology
|slip stitch (sl st)
||= single crochet (sc)
|single crochet (sc)
||= double crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): yo, insert hook around post of stitch from right to left, yo, complete DC as usual.
Sc2tog: single crochet two together
Puffy stitch (ps): triple crochet (tr) then single crochet (sc) in next stitch.
To make the Diamond in a Square, begin with the centre diamond.
With colour A, ch 3, sl st in first chain to make ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc around same st; *dc in next st, FPdc around same st * repeat from * to * to end. Sl st in top of ch. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Change to colour B: Ch 3, dc in next st, FPdc around same st, *dc in next st, hdc and FPdc in next st; repeat from * to * to end of circle. Sl st in top of ch. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st (corner made); * hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 2 st, 3 dc in next st*; repeat from * to * twice (4 corners).
Rnd 5: Puffy stitch (ps) round: Change to colour A: Ch 1, sc in same st; tr in next st; * sc in next st, tr in next st *; repeat from * to * twice ; **[ tr, sc, ch 1, tr, sc ]in middle dc of corner; ( tr in next st, sc in next st,) 4 times** ; Repeat from ** to ** 3 times. Sl st in top of ch.
Rnd 6: Change to colour B, ch 2, hdc in each st to corner ch; (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in ch; *hdc in each st to next corner (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in ch*; repeat from * to * 3 times. Hdc in next st. Join to top of ch 2. Fasten off. Size: Approximately 5” (13cm) wide.
TRIANGLE CORNER (MAKE 4 TO CREATE SQUARE)
Row 1: With right side (RS) facing, join with sl st in corner ch, ch 1, working in back loop, sc decrease in same st as joining and in next st; sc in next 14 st, then sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (16 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 stitches, sc in each st to last 2 sts, then sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (-2 sts)
Repeat row 2 until 1 sc remains. Fasten off. One triangle is complete. Repeat on all sides.
Row 1: With RS facing; Join yarn at corner, ch 1,* 3 sc in corner, 25 sc evenly spaced along side ( 12, 1 in corner of diamond, 12)*. Repeat 3 more times. Join with sl st in ch.
Row 2: Sc in each stitch, remembering to increase 3 sc in each corner.
Measure the square’s width. If it is 8” (20cm) across, then end. If it is less, repeat row 2.
Fasten off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Weave in all yarn ends.
Leave a 20” (50cm) tail, used for sewing the squares together. Butterfly the tail to the square.
How to “butterfly the tail”
Use contrasting yarn and follow these directions:
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