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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Grey Diamond Afghan

Hi everyone.  It seems the heat has become a bit more bearable for us but still too warm for me during the day.  I do go out around 8 each evening as does a lot of our little community to enjoy the cool breezes coming in from the ocean.  But during most of the day you will find me inside working on something. Today I am going to share an afghan I just finished up.  I call it the the Grey Diamond Afghan.  


Vintage, Paint and more... crochet afghan from a free pattern in a diamond pattern


Isn't it gorgeous.  I love how the stitches make those wonderful diamonds.  And the colors are just so warm and inviting.  This one is also a gift and I can't wait to give it to that person.

Vintage, Paint and more... crochet diamond pattern afghan

I found this pattern on Pinterest.  It is a free pattern from the Canada Michael's site that you can find here.  I love scouring Pinterest for beautiful, interesting and new to me crochet patterns.  

Vintage, Paint and more... crochet afghan from a free pattern

I used a yarn I have never used before that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  The brand is "I Love This Yarn!"  And I have to say I definitely agree with the name.  It is 100% acrylic, so soft and so easy to work with.  It comes in 7oz skeins and is only $3.99 each at our Hobby Lobby but was on sale when I purchased it.  
I used the colors:
White - 3 skeins
Graymist (the light grey) - 3 skeins ( but you will have most of one skein left Greybeard (the dark grey) - 2 skeins.

I used a "J" crochet hook to make this afghan.  The size is approximately 44 x 54.


Vintage, Paint and more... crochet diamond pattern afghan

This pattern is not without its challenges. A large portion of the pattern is obtained by making an 8 double crochet backpost stitch ( 8dcbp ) that makes the ridges around each diamond you see.  It did take me a couple tries to get the gist of the pattern down.  But after I made a couple of rows I was able to move along quite easily.  Usually they have a skill level but I didn't see one on this pattern so I would have to say it is medium on the hard scale - it's definitely not for beginners.  Would I make this pattern again? I really doubt it.  Don't get me wrong I love this afghan - the pattern, the texture, the beauty of the stitches however I do like a pattern that I can mindlessly do and watch TV or have a conversation with someone and this is not it - you really have to keep your mind on what you are doing or you are ripping out stitches and redoing.  Don't ask me how I know this.  

Vintage, Paint and more... crochet afghan with a diamond pattern from a free pattern

So here it is all ready to go to its new home.  It really does go so well in our new living room redo.  I wonder if anyone would notice if I made a different one to gift? Hmmm....

What do you do on these "too hot to go outside days" ?  Would love for you to tell me about it in the comments below.  

Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.


I will be linking up to the parties found on the Where I Party page.  Please visit them.  I am sure you will find all kinds of great inspiration and creativeness at each one you'll love.



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20 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I love the colors you choose! I wish I could create something like this! :)

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  2. This is gorgeous! I'm redoing our bedroom in yellows and greys and this would go perfect with that...if only I knew how to crochet :( No better time than now to learn right?!

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  3. How gorgeous Cathy ! I LOVE that pattern ( and anything grey is perfection in my world )
    xox

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  4. How gorgeous Cathy ! I LOVE that pattern ( and anything grey is perfection in my world )
    xox

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  5. Cathy, it really is gorgeous! We don't get the humidty here, so it's never too hot for me. But then I can take the heat easier than the cold. If it's warmer than I like I just find shade. lol! Hope it cools down for you soon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Very pretty! I really like your colour choices.

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  7. Oooh! So pretty! I love all of your afgahns but the colors and diamond pattern in this one is just stunning! Hopping over from Dream. Create. Inspire. this time. :)

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  8. awesomely beautiful! love the colors and the stitch!!

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  9. That is just gorgeous! I have only done basic knitting and zero crocheting and I am in awe of this kind of skill! Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty with us!

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  10. How beautiful! This looks flawless. I'm in awe of such talent. It reminds me of afghans my grandmother made. Those are treasures as I'm sure yours is. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  11. It is beautiful! Great stitch and awesome coloring! Thank you so much for sharing :)
    Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday

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  12. Beautiful work Cathy! The stitch is so pretty, and I love the colors you chose!
    Thank you for sharing on Fiber Tuesdays!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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  13. This pattern is gorgeous! I'm wondering if you have a copy of the pattern as the Michael's website doesn't have it anymore. I ordered the yarn for it and now the pattern is gone. Thanks!

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  14. Hello, I was wondering if by chance you had a copy of this pattern that you could share, as it is not on the Michaels Canada sight anymore. I would be so grateful for any help you can give me. I love your blog.
    Thank you,
    Warm regards,
    Susie

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  15. This pattern is no longer available on the aforementioned website. Can anyone help me with finding or receiving this pattern?

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  16. where is the pattern, i really would like to make this as its a rectangle which i like better than a square,

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  17. I inherited the same afghan from my grandmother, it's a treasure! I've been scouring the Internet looking for the pattern, so that I can crochet one for my sister. The link to the pattern no longer seems to work. Do you know if there is anyway of obtaining this patteren? It would be so a joy to make the same one :)

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