by Donna Kay Lacey 

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Printer Friendly PDF Photo Tutorial -This will take you through the block round by round.

Tested by – Rebby, Mearthlove, Mamamackie & Mugginsquilts.

Skill Level: Easy

Yarn Requirements:

Worsted Weight Yarn – Sample worked in Vanna’s Choice

Color A – Seaspray Mist (20g)

Color B – Purple (25g)

Color C – Olive (6g)

Crochet Hook:

US Size 8/H (5.0)

Notions:

Yarn Needle

Finished Measurements:

9″ block

Abbreviations and Special Stitches:

Back Loop Only (BLO)– Work only through the back loop, this is the loop farthest away from you regardless of which side of the piece is facing you.

Half-Treble Crochet (htr)– Yo 2 times, insert hook into st indicated, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.

Treble Crochet (tr)– Yo 2 times, insert hook into st indicated, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.

Double-Treble Crochet (dtr)– Yo 3 times, insert hook into st indicated, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Invisible join:

When fastening off a color, do not join last stitch in round to beginning stitch with a slip stitch. Cut yarn leaving a 4-6″ tail. Pull tail all the way through last stitch and thread onto a yarn needle. Going from front to back, put needle under top of 2nd stitch worked in the round. Bring needle back through the top of the last stitch worked (think of it as making a duplicate of the top of the first stitch in the round). Weave in the end while it’s still on the needle.

Pattern Notes:

All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.

Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

Instructions

Rnd 1:

With color A, form an adjustable ring, ch 3 (as dc), dc in ring, [tr in ring, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, tr in ring, dc in ring, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3, pull tail to tighten ring, invisible join to fasten off. (4 tr, 12 dc)

Rnd 2:

Join color B with a sc in any tr, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 3 dc, **corner as 3 sc in next tr,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (24 sc)

Rnd 3: (BLO)

Join color C with a sc in the middle sc of any 3-sc corner, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, corner as (htr, tr, htr) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, ** sc in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (4 tr, 8 htr, 8 dc, 8 hdc, 4 sc) Diamond Squared by Donna Kay Lacey Page 2

Rnd 4:

Join color B with a sc in any tr, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 7 sts, **corner as 3 sc in next tr,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (40 sc)

Rnd 5: (BLO)

Join color A with a sc in the middle sc of any 3-sc corner, *hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, htr) in next st, corner as (htr, tr, htr) in next st, (htr, dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, ** sc in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, sl st to beg sc. (4 tr,16 htr, 16 dc, 16 hdc, 4 sc)

Rnd 6:

Ch 1, sc in same st, *hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, corner as (htr, tr, htr) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, ** sc in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off . (4 tr, 8 htr, 24 dc, 24 hdc, 4 sc)

Rnd 7:

Join color B with a sc in any tr, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 15 sts, **corner as 3 sc in next tr,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (72 sc)

Rnd 8: (BLO)

Join color C with a sl st in the middle sc of any 3-sc corner, ch 7 (as tr, ch 3), tr in same st, * [dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, htr in next st] 2 times, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, ** corner as (tr, ch 3, tr) in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (8 tr, 8 htr, 24 dc, 24 hdc, 12 sc, 3 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 9:

Join color A with a sc in the 2nd tr of any corner, * [hdc in next st, dc in next st, htr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, corner as (2 tr, dtr, 2 tr) worked in front of the ch-3 sp of Rnd 8 and into the corner sc of rnd 7 (between the trs), ** sc in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (4 dtr, 16 tr, 12 htr, 24 dc, 24 hdc, 16 sc)

Rnd 10:

Join color B with a sc in any corner dtr, 2 sc in same st, * sc in next 23 sts, ** corner as 3 sc in next dtr,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, sl st to beg sc. (104 sc)

Rnd 11:

Ch 1, sc in same st, * corner as 3 sc in next st, ** sc in next 25 sts,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, sc in next 24 sts, invisible join to fasten off. (112 sc)

Finishing:

Weave in any remaining ends. Block according to yarn contents.

Playing With Colors:

© Copyright August 2012, by Donna Kay Lacey, all rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced – mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying — without the written permission of Donna Kay Lacey. Projects made from this pattern may be gifted, swapped or sold. If you use this pattern to sell items on the internet, kindly credit Donna Kay Lacey as the designer.

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