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Diamond in the Middle
8 inch square
Nice diamond in the middle, I think this would make a nice fall colors square as well. 
Materials:
I Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn in Black, Yellow, and Orange.

 

Round 1: With yellow, do a granny daughter (1st round of a traditional granny square.) finish off.

Round 2: Join orange in any ch 3 sp, ch 1, [sc in ch 3 sp, skip next dc, (4 trc, ch 3, 4trc) in next dc, skip next dc] 4 times, join to 1st sc. Finish off orange.

Round 3: Join black to any corner (ch 3 sp), ch 1 [3 sc in corner, sc in each st across] 4 times, join to 1st sc.

Round 4: Sl st to middle sc of 3 sc corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in sc, [*(ch 1, skip sc, dc in next sc) across*, (2 dc, ch 3, 2dc) in 2nd sc of 3 sc corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 5: Sl st to corner, ch 1, [3 sc in corner, sc in each st and sp across] 4 times. Finish off Black

Round 6: With orange, do round 3, do not finish off.

Round 7: With orange, do round 4, do not finish off.

Round 8: Sl st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, [*dc in each dc and sp across,* (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more. Finish off.

© Dayna Audirsch, August 28, 2005 
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