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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Grey Diamond Afghan Pattern

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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 Grey Diamond Afghan.  

Vintage, Paint and more... crochet afghan made with I Love That Yarn 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 afghan done in a diamond pattern with white, grey and charcoal color yarns


I love scouring Pinterest for beautiful, interesting and new to me crochet patterns I found this pattern on Pinterest.  It was a free pattern from the Canada Michael's site however they have since taken it down so I will be adding the pattern at the end of this post.   

Vintage, Paint and more... a closeup view of the stitches used to crochet an afghan in a diamond 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 gray) - 3 skeins ( but you will have most of one skein left Greybeard (the dark gray) - 2 skeins.

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

Vintage, Paint and more... close up view of the edging done on a crochet afghan done in a diamond pattern


This pattern is not without its challenges. A large portion of the pattern is obtained by making an 8 double crochet back-post 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. 

 I am adding the written pattern for you since Michael's took down the pattern on their site.  I am terrible at writing crochet patterns - I have checked it and hope there are no errors in it.  
Radiant Ridges Afghan

Color A - 18 oz, Color B - 24 oz, Color C - 12 oz
Crochet Hook - I/9

Beg at center, with A, ch 26.

1st Rnd:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *miss next 3 ch, (4dc, Ch2, 4dc)
in next ch, Miss next 3ch, 1sc in next ch.  Rep from * twice more.
Working into opposite side of ch, **miss next 3ch (4dc, Ch2, 4dc) in
next ch.  Skip next 3 Ch, 1sc in next ch.  Rep from ** twice more,
omitting sc at end of last rep.  Join B with sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten
off A.

2nd Rnd:  With B, ch1, 1sc in same sp as last sl st.  ch 3 ( yo and
draw up a loop from back to front to back around post of next dc.  Yoh
and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.  Yoh and draw through all 5
loops on hook - 4 dcbp - tog made.  **Ch e, 1sc in next ch-2 sp, Ch 3.
*(Yoh and draw up a loop from back to front to back around post of
next dc.  Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times*.  Skip next
sc. Repeat from * to * once.  Yoh and draw through all 9 loops on hook
- 8 dcbp made.  **  Rep from ** to ** once more. Ch 3, 1sc in next
ch-2 sp.  Ch 3, 4 dcbp - tog over next 4dc.  Ch3, 1sc in next sc, Ch
3, 4dcbp - tog over next 4dc.  Rep ** to ** twice more.  Ch 3, 1sc in
next ch-2 Sp.  Ch 3, 4dcbp - tog over next 4dc.  Ch 3, join with slst
to first sc.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, 1sc in same sp as last sl st.  *[(4dc, ch2)twice. 4dc]
all in top of next 4dcbp - tog.  [1sc in next sc (4dc, ch2, 4dc) all
in top of next 8 dcbp - tog] twice.  1sc in next sc.  [(4dc,
ch2)twice, 4dc] all in top of next 4dcbp - tog **1sc in next sc.  Rep
from * to ** once more.  Join with a sl st to first sc.  Fasten off.

Rnd 4:  Join C with a slst in 1st Ch-2 sp of last rnd.  Ch1, 1sc in
same sp *Ch 3, 4dcbp - tog over next 4dc, (Ch3, 1sc in next ch2 sp, Ch
3, 8dcbp - tog over next 8dc) 3 times.  Ch 3, 1sc in next ch-2 sp.  Ch
3, 4dcbp -tog over next 4dc.  Ch 3, 1sc in next ch-2sp.  ch 3,
8dcbp-tog over next 8dc.  Ch3.  **1sc in next ch-2sp.  Rep from * to
** once more.   Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 5:  Ch1, 1sc, in smae sp as last slst.  *](4dc, Ch2)twice, 4dc]
all in top of next 4dcbp-tog.  [1sc in next sc. (4dc,Ch2, 4dc) all in
top of next 8dcbp-tog]3times.  1sc in next sc.  [(4dc,Ch2) twice 4dc]all in top of next 4dcbp-tog.  1sc in next sc.  (4dc, Ch2, 4dc) all in
top of next 8dcbp-tog ** 1sc in next sc.  Rep from * to ** once more.
Join with slst to first sc.  Fasten off.

Rnd 6:  Join B with slst. in first Ch2 sp of last rnd.  Ch1, 1sc in
same sp.  *Ch3, 4dcbp-tog over next 4dc (Ch3, 1sc in next ch-2 sp,
Ch3, 8dcbp-tog over next dc)4 times.  Ch3, 2sc in next ch2 sp.  Ch 3.
4dcbp-tog over next 4dc.  (Ch3, 1sc in next ch-2sp.  Ch3.  8dcbp-tog
over next 8dc)twice.  Ch3 ** 1sc in next ch-2 sp.  Rep from * to **
once more. Join with sl st to first sc.Rnd 7:  Ch1, 1sc in same sp as last sl st.  *[(4dc, ch2)twice, 4dc]
all in top of next 4dcbp-tog.  [1sc in next sc. (4dc, ch2, 4dc) all in
top of next 8dcbp-tog]4 times.  1sc in next sc. (4dc, ch2)twice 4dc]
all in top of next 4dcbp-tog.  1sc in next sc.  [(4dc, ch2, 4dc) all
in top of next 8dcbp-tog]twice. ** 1sc in next sc.  Rep from * to **
once more.  Join with a sl st to first sc.  Fasten off.Rnd 8:  Join A with a sl st in first ch2 sp of last rnd. Ch1, 1sc in
same sp.  *Ch3, 4dcbp-tog over next 4dc (ch3, 1sc in next ch-2 sp.  Ch
3.  8 dcbp-tog over next 8dc)5 times.  Ch3, 1sc in next ch2 sp.  Ch 3,
4dcbp-tog over next 4dc.  (Ch3, 1sc in next ch-2 sp,  Ch3.  8dcbp-tog
over next 8dc) 3 times.  Ch3 ** 1sc in next ch-2 sp.  Rep from * to
**once more.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 9:  Ch1, 1sc in same sp as last slst.  *[(4dc, ch2) twice, 4dc]
all in top of next 4dcbp-tog.  [1sc in next sc (4dc, ch2,4dc) all in
top of next 8 dcbp-tog] 5 times.  [ 1sc in next sc, (4dc, ch2) twice,
4dc] all in top of next 4dcbp-tog.  1sc in next sc.  [(4dc, ch2. 4dc)
all in top of next 8dcbp-tog] 3 times.  ** 1sc in next sc.  Rep from 8
to ** once more.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Fasten off.

Continue in pattern as established (working 1 more rep of 8dcbp-tog at
each side and each end of next and following rnds.  AT SAME TIME,
working in stripe pattern as follows:  2 rnds B, 2 rnds C, 2rnds B, 2
rnds A - 4 times more (41 rnds in total),  Fastne off.



Vintage, Paint and more... a crocheted afghan done in a diamond pattern with I Love That Yarn


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.


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