Diamond Weave Afghan Pattern

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Diamond Weave Afghan Pattern

First a simple mesh background is crocheted, then colored chains are woven through to form the diamond pattern.

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply (4 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 9 skeins of No. 602 Dk. Gold, 3 skeins of No. 1 White and 2 skeins of No. 12 Black.

Crochet Hook Size H.

A bodkin or a plastic wool needle with blunt point, for weaving.

Afghan measures 45 x 63 inches, excluding fringe

GAUGE: 1 bl and 1 sp = 1 inch; 6 rows = 3½ inches.

MESH BACKGROUND … Starting at narrow end with Gold, ch 186 (4 ch sts to 1 inch). 1st row: Dc in 6th ch from hookstarting sp made; * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch—another sp made. Repeat from * across—91 sps. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, dc in next dcstarting sp over sp made; * ch l, dc in next dcsp over sp made. Repeat from * across, ending with ch 1, skip first ch of turning chain, dc in next ch—91 sps. Ch 4, turn. 3rd row: Make 6 sps, * holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, make 2 dc in next sp, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook, dc in next dc—bl over sp made; make 12 sps. Repeat from * across, ending with 6 sps. Ch 4, turn. 4th row: Make 5 sps, * 1 bl, ch 1, dc in last dc of next blocksp over bl made; 1 bl, 10 sps. Repeat from * across, ending with 5 sps. Ch 4, turn. 5th row: Make 4 sps, * 1 bl, 3 sps, 1 bl, 8 sps. Repeat from * across, ending with 4 sps. Ch 4, turn. 6th row: Make 3 sps, * (1 bl, 2 sps) twice; 1 bl, 6 sps. Repeat from * across, ending with 3 sps. Ch 4, turn. 7th row: Make 2 sps, * 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 1 sp, 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 4 sps. Re­peat from * across, ending with 2 sps. Ch 4, turn. 8th row: Make 1 sp, * 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 3 sps, (1 bl, 2 sps) twice. Repeat from * across, ending with 1 sp. Ch 3, turn. 9th row: Make 1 bl, * 2 sps, 1 bl, 5 sps, 1 bl, 2 sps, 2 bls. Repeat from * across, ending with 1 bl. Ch 4, turn. 10th row: Make 2 sps, * 1 bl, 7 sps, 1 bl, 4 sps. Repeat from * across, ending with 2 sps. Ch 4, turn. 11th row: Make 1 sp, * 1 bl, 9 sps, 1 bl, 2 sps. Repeat from * across, end­ing with 1 sp. Ch 3, turn. 12th row: Make 1 bl, * 11 sps, 2 bls. Repeat from * across, ending with 1 bl. Ch 4, turn. 13th row: Make 91 sps. Ch 4, turn. 14th row: Make 91 sps. Ch 3, turn. 15th row: Repeat 12th row. 16th row: Repeat 11th row, ending with ch 4 (instead of ch 3), turn. 17th row: Repeat 10th row. 18th row: Repeat 9th row, ending with ch 3 (instead of ch 4), turn. 19th row: Repeat 8th row, ending with ch 4, turn. 20th through 24th row: Continuing in reverse order, repeat 7th through 3rd row. 25th and 26th rows: Make 91 sps. Ch 4, turn. Repeat 3rd through 26th row 4 times more. Break off and fasten.

WEAVINGWhite Stripe: With White, make a chain 80 inches long. Thread one end into a bodkin or plas­tic wool needle, and starting at narrow end, weave chain through first row of mesh along long edge as follows: 1st row: Up in first sp, down in 2nd sp, * up in next sp, down in next sp. Re­peat from * to other narrow end, be­ing sure that chain goes under each block and that nubby side of chain is on same side throughout. Make another 80-inch White chain and weave through 2nd row of mesh as follows: 2nd row: Down in first sp, up in 2nd sp, * down in next sp, up in next sp. Repeat from * to other nar­row end, being sure that chain goes under each block and that nubby side of chain is on same side throughout. 3rd through 13th row: Make 11 more 80-inch White chains and repeat first and 2nd rows of weaving 5 more times; then repeat first row once more. Black Stripe14th through 26th row: Make 13 Black 80-inch chains and re­peat first and 2nd rows of weaving 6 times; then repeat first row once more. Repeat White Stripe, then Black Stripe, 2 more times; then repeat White Stripe once more.
   Block to measurements, evening up chains. Fasten ends of chains to cor­responding narrow edges of mesh.

FRINGE ... Cut 3 strands of White, each 10 inches long. Double these strands to form a loop. With right side facing, insert hook from back to front through the corner mesh at narrow end and draw loop through, draw loose ends through loop and pull up tightly to form a knot. Matching col­ors, make a fringe in each mesh on each narrow edge. Trim ends evenly.


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