Create an amazingly warm, textured blanket with the free Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket pattern. It looks complicated but is really a simple repeat.
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Design Story and Inspiration for the Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
I have loved this stitch for a long time. I’ve seen it online and wanted to use it before, but it quickly got lost on my Pinterest board of favorite stitches.
Then, one night my hubs and I were at Books a Million together on a Parent’s Night Out and I came across my new favorite stitch dictionary – 500 Crochet Stitches, The Ultimate Stitch Bible.
Oh, wow. I love this book. I could stitch from it forever!! And, there was a variation of the diamond crochet stitch in there! I practiced with a swatch and was good to go.
About the Yarn
I have used Lion Brand Scarfie for several projects on the blog, including several hats, and I love the color changes in this yarn and the way it works up.
I knew this stitch with this yarn would be a match made in heaven – and I was certainly NOT disappointed!!
Scarfie is a number 5 bulky weight yarn, so this project works up quickly. For the smallest size listed here I used three skeins almost to the last tiny bit.
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Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern Video Tutorial
This pattern looks complicated, but it really is not. I’ve provided a video tutorial to help you work the stitch pattern, which is a multiple multiple of four stitches plus three, then you add one for the turning chain (so you would chain a multiple of 4).
Once you get the pattern established there is a simple four row repeat and it’s always easy to tell what row you should begin with by where the diamond shape is on the edge.
I’ll walk you through it in the video if you need more help.
Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie, 3 (5) skeins in Cream/Silver. This is a bulky (#5) yarn with 312 yards per skein.
Hook: US Size L (8.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Approximately 36″ x 26″ (small), 36″ x 52″ (large)
Gauge: 13 sts and 10 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stitch pattern
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations:
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)
Front Post Treble (fptr) – yo twice, insert hook in stitch indicated, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) three times
Front Post Treble 2 Together (fptr2tog) – *yo twice, insert hook in stitch indicated, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, (two loops left on hook); repeat from * with three loops left on hook, draw through three loops.
Changes for larger size are given in parenthesis. When only one number is given it applies to both sizes.
Both sizes are worked the same. The smaller size has with the chain edge being the long side, and the larger size has the chain edge as the short side.
Ch 3 counts as double crochet.
Diamond Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
Chain 100 (or any multiple of 4).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 99 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc 3, Fptr2tog, inserting hook into second sc two rows below and sixth sc two rows below (skipping 3 sc in between), *sc 3, Fptr2tog, inserting hook into same sc two rows below as second leg of last Fptr2tog, skip 3 sc two rows below, complete Fptr2tog in next sc two rows below; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, fptr, inserting hook around post of fptr2tog two rows below, *sc 3, fptr2tog, inserting hook around same fptr2tog two rows below and next fptr2tog two rows below; repeat from * to last 2 sts, fptr, inserting hook around last post of fptr2tog two rows below, sc3, fptr in last fptr2tog two rows below, sc in last st; turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, *sc 3, Fptr2tog, inserting hook around fptr2tog two rows below and next fptr2tog two rows below; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st; turn.
Repeat rows 4-7 for 56 (72) rows for a total of 63 (79) rows.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc evenly around, working (dc, ch 1, dc) in each corner. Join to turning chain with slip stitch; turn, slip st into ch-1 space.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same ch-1 space, [*fpdc, bpdc; repeat from * to corner, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner], repeat around to turning ch, join with slip stitch in turning chain.
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