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Diamonds
8 inch square. Good with solids and variegated. 
Materials:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn

dc cluster: takes 3 st. (yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull thru 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, pull loop thru all 4 loops on hook.
 
Ch 4, join to form a loop
Round 1: Ch 3, 2dc in loop, ch 3, (3dc in loop, ch 3) 3 times, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 2: Sl st to corner, ch 3, 4dc in corner, [skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, 5 dc in corner] 3 times skip next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 3: Sl st to 3rd dc of 5 dc corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in same st, [*skip next 2 dc, (dc, hdc, sc) in next dc, skip next sp, (sc, hdc, dc) in next dc, skip next 2 dc*, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner dc] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 4: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, [*ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc cluster in next 3 st, ch 3, dc cluster in next 3 st, ch 3*, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 5: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3dc) in corner, [*ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next cluster, 3 dc in next cluster, skip next sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc*, (3dc, ch 3, 3dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 6: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3dc) in corner, [*ch 3, skip next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc cluster in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc cluster in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next sp and next 3 dc*, (3dc, ch 3, 3dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 7: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, [*dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next sp, dc in next st) 4 times, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 3 dc*, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off.


© Dayna Audirsch - June 17, 2004
 
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