Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Diamond Stitch Baby Blanket, Free Pattern





This pattern is my original design. It cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share this pattern, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post. You can use this pattern to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items from this pattern, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet blog (lacycrochet.blogspot.com). Please, respect my work. Thank you!


The symbol chart above was created by Ginger Douglas (@wwginger on Twitter). Thank you Ginger! 




Measurements: 38 by 35 inches


Multiple of 10 plus 7


US hook size G/6 (4.25mm)

Light worsted 100% acrylic yarn, about 1260 yards (I used Snuggly Wuggly Big by Loops and Threads)


Ch 127 loosely (you will have 12 pattern repeats) 


Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 9 ch* 12 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch.


Row 2: ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space* 12 times, dc in next dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 3: ch 3, turn; dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space* 11 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 4: ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 dc, *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 3 dc* 12 times, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 5: ch 3, turn; dc in next 4 dc, *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc* 11 times, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 4 dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 6: ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 dc, *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 7 dc* 11 times, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 7: ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc* 12 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 8: ch 3, turn; dc in next 4 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc,  dc in next 5 dc* 11 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc,  dc in next 4 dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 9: ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc* 12 times, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 10: ch 3, turn; dc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc* 12 times, dc in next dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Row 11: ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next ch-1 space* 12 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Repeat Rows 2-11 until you have 81 rows in total (ending with Row 11).





Trim


Round 1:


Working in last row: ch 6, turn, dc in base of turning ch-6, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, *{ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc} 4 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space* 12 times;  ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.


Working in end of rows: *ch 1, dc in next end of row* across; ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in corner ch of last end of row.



Working in original chain: ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space, *{ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc} 4 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 space* 12 times; ch 1, skip next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in last dc.


Working in end of rows: *ch 1, dc in next end of row* across; ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.



Round 2: ch 1, 3 hdc in corner space; continue making 2 hdc in each ch-1 space and 3 hdc in each corner space around. Sl st to beginning hdc to join round. Fasten off, weave in end. 



Or you can experiment and come up with your own trim: 




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81 comments:

  1. It looks very sweet and soft !! Thanks for the pattern, Olga!!:)

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  2. How beautiful blanket, love it!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Really beautiful...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  4. It's so beautiful, thank you for the pattern. :)

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  5. Hi Olga, wow this blanket is stunning and I love this soft yellow color and the stitch pattern it made. You are truly talented. Have a great day and Happy Valentines Day.
    Julie

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  6. Lovely pattern. The blanket looks so cozy. Love the color too. :)

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  7. What an absolutely beautiful blanket. Thanks so much for the pattern. I promise I'll put it to good use. :)

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  8. This is very pretty, Olga. As always, thanks for sharing your pattern! Lovely.

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  9. Lovely, thanks for sharing.
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com

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  10. Oi Olga!
    Que manta maravilhosa!
    Obrigado por compartilhar com nós
    Beijos fique com Deus.
    donadalvaartesanatos.blogspot.com

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  11. Preciosa, preciosa manta el color muy suave perfecto para este trabajo bello ♥ besitos.

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  12. Very pretty blanket. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  13. Oh that is soooo lovely, thank you kindly for sharing the pattern! Chrissie x

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  14. that is one beautifull blanket pattern... thank you heaps for sharing!!

    I found your blog from sarah sweethearts and became a new follower now. Lovely blog!!

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  15. There is an award for you waiting on my blog!

    Lisa

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  16. Hello, I crocheted and made several afgans about fifteen years ago.
    I like the look of the "Lacy Crochet Diamond" and I wonder if you
    could tell me the skill level to making this one. Thank you.

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  17. Oh my goodness, I've been looking for a pattern like this! Thank you so so much! It's beautiful (:

    -Corey

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  18. This pattern was super easy to work up. I used 2 cones of Lily Sugar and Cream cotton in Key lime. So pretty in variegated.

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  19. Hi could u tell me .. I did not understand Trim .. What is to be done ??

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  20. Hello Karishma Bandivdekar, When I mentioned "trim" I was referring to the outside edge of the blanket. The stitches that you repeat on the edge, all around the blanket. My question was about the degree of difficulty. I do very simple crochet patterns now, Thank you .

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    1. thanks so much for sharing this. it will make a beautiful light summer blanket for a new baby boy we are expecting in june. ♥

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  21. I have a question on the pattern (I'm new to crochet), is it possible to make it a little larger ? How many chains for starting, i don't understand how to calculate the number of chains for the start : 127 + 20 for instance, and the first row would read
    " Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 9 ch* 14 times (instead of 12), ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch...
    is it possible ? Thank you...

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    1. You've probably already figured this out, but where she says "multiples of 10 plus 7" that shows how to make different sizes. Hers is a repeat of 12 diamonds, but if you wanted a repeat of 14 diamonds, for example, chain 140 + 7 = 147 chains. Hope that makes sense. :-)

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  22. Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas!

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  23. Just stopped by to say how much I liked this pattern. It turned out beautiful and I'm sure it'll be repeated. I crochet for charity...I know they'll love this one.

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  24. I am looking forward to trying my hand at this one. I love the lacy diamonds... absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  25. I am expecting my first grandchild and I have found so many beautiful patterns on here, I am going to start on this blanket first. Thank you for sharing, you are very talented.

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  26. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. It is perfect change the color and you can make it for a boy or a little girl all depends on the color you use.

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  27. I tried to work the pattern as a scarf and I found a mis-type in the pattern.(11x11) 121+6= 127. So it should be multiples of 11+6 for working the pattern. Because with 12+6 that would have made the foundation chain (12x10)=120+7. So is the multiples suppose to be 12+6 or is the 11+6 correct?

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    1. Multiples of 12 + 6 worked for me, otherwise you have an extra stitch in the foundation chain

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  28. I just made a blanket using this pattern. I gave the blanket to a co-worker as a baby shower gift. It was just lovely. Your instructions were very easy to follow. Plus, once I had the first 11 rows done I was able to work off of my prior rows instead of constantly referring back to the pattern. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful design!

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  29. I'am new to crochet and this is the first time i've tried to follow a pattern,after a few pulling outs everything seems to be going great now,thanks for the pattern.

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  30. I'am new to crochet and this is the first time i've tried to follow a pattern,after a few pulling outs everything seems to be going great now,thanks for the pattern.

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  31. Thank you so much for this lovely (and easy to follow) pattern. I have made two and plan on making more!

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  32. multiple of 12 or 11. in a previous comment someon said it was really 11, I see that because 127 is not a multiple of 12 plus 6. so what is the answer?

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    1. I just made several first rows of the blanket to figure out what the mistake was. It actually should be a multiple of 10, plus 7. Then starting with ch 127, you'll get 12 pattern repeats (I mixed up pattern repeats with multiple of). But anyway, starting with ch 127 the pattern still works!

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    2. Olga, thank you for this beautiful pattern. I have tried numerous times but was unable get past Row 4. I hope you can help me with this. Starting with Row 5 (after ch 3 and turn, it says dc in next 4 dc, *dc in next ch-1 space. When I dc in the next 4 dc, the last stitch ends up in the ch-1 space. So I am off one stitch. Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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    3. It's been such a long time since I made this blanket and wrote the pattern. Honestly, I can't just help you from the top of my head. A lot of people on Ravelry have made this blanket, some of them quite recent, so perhaps you can ask in the forum there.

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  33. Hello Olga, I made this blanket and it came out beautiful. I was wondering how to make this blanket a larger size. If I chain 147 instead of the 127. Would I do 14 pattern repeats instead of the 12? Thanks for your help.

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    1. Hi Maria, yes, starting with ch 147 you should get 14 pattern repeats.

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  34. Beautiful blanket. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. I do not consider myself a beginner yet I am having such a hard time trying to get this started.

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  36. Beautiful! About how much yarn did you use?

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  37. This pattern has been around for years. I have made in baby blanket and adult size.

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  38. Just finished this lovely blanket...pattern was prefect and turned out just like the pic! Thank you for posting this! My new favorite!

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  39. Ciao carissima...ti ho trovata x caso tramite un amica!!! Io sono alle prime armi con l uncinetto!!! Non capisco le spiegazioni...preferisco gli schemi!!! Potresti mandarmelo??? Voglio fare una copertina x mia nipote!!! Saranitigiusi@gmail.com grazie!¡ ciao.

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  40. is there a video tutorial on this as I am new to crochet?

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    1. Hi Suzy,
      No, I don't have a video for this blanket. I've never done any crochet videos, so I'm a bit intimidated by the idea. But hopefully one day I'll try it.

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  41. Just found your blog - so many beautiful things! Thank you for sharing and your inspiration! Now, I need to get busy making one of these gorgeous blankets!

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  42. This is a lovely blanket. I know the pattern very well and have had many successes with it.

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  43. Where are the directions for the diamond baby blanket with the cross in the center?

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    1. You should ask on Ravelry. That was someone else's variation/modification of this pattern. I didn't make/write that pattern.

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  44. Thank you so much for sharing the Lacy Crochet Diamond pattern. I have made two already to be used as Christening or Baptismal blankets at De Kalb First United Methodist Church, in De Kalb, Texas. I've made several others from other patterns, but I know I will come back to this pattern.

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  45. I tried several diamond stitch patterns; the instructions were confusing. I gave up until I came upon your blog and tried the Lacy Crochet Diamond pattern. The instructions are so easy to follow. The blanket is exactly what I was looking for. Absolutely beautiful. I needed a smaller size (8 diamonds) for a preemie in the NICU. I just chained a long chain then worked the pattern. I believe it should be 80+7. This pattern is a keeper.

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  46. Is there a matching hat for this blanket? I see one in a photo but can't find a pattern anywhere.

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    1. Hi,
      Unfortunately no, I don't have a pattern for the hat. That is a picture of someone's work from Ravelry. It's not my work.

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  47. I love this pattern, I was wondering if there was a chart for it?

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    1. Hi! No, unfortunately, I don't have a chart; only a written pattern.

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    2. Now the chart is available too!

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  48. Hello,
    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I plan to crochet it in baby blue for an expectant mother as a baby gift. I love it!!

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  49. I am experiencing some confusion on my end with this pattern. At the end of each row it says to DC in the 2nd ch of turning, then ch 3. So I'm double crocheting in the 2nd chain of the previous row's chain 3? I'm ending up with a half moon shape instead of a straight edge. Am I adding too many stitches? The pattern is still intact. Thank you!

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  50. Love the pattern! Looks simple yet special. Do you remember how much yarn you used for it? Thanks.

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    1. I used one big skein of Snuggly Wuggly by Loops&Threads, which is 1260 yards.

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  51. Hi, i used your lovely pattern for a beautiful blanket for my niece. I just wrote a blog about different stuff to crochet for baby's and people really liked this link. I was hoping i could translate of in Dutch and post that in a blog, of course with your link and permission.
    Hope to hear from you.

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    1. I'm sorry, somehow I've missed this comment. No, I don't mind, you may translate the pattern, but please give me the credit and link to my blog. Thank you.

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  52. I cannot seem to find this pattern with the cross, to make it a christening blanket. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern.

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    1. That was someone else's variation/modification of this pattern. I didn't make/write that pattern. You may want to try asking the person who made that blanket on Ravelry.

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    2. Do you skip the first dc of each row when starting new rows?? Or do you ch3 and dc in same stitch. Ive frogged this 3 times because skipping that first stitch doesnt look right as well as the space at the end f each row

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  53. Do you skip the first dc of each row when starting new rows?? Or do you ch3 and dc in same stitch. Ive frogged this 3 times because skipping that first stitch doesnt look right as well as the space at the end f each row

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    1. Yes, you need to skip the very first stitch. Your turning ch-3 counts as a stitch over the first stitch.
      Hope this helps,
      Olga

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  54. Yes thank you so much!! I was doing that part right but was crocheting into the ch1 instead of ch1 space once i fixed that its working out better.
    Very well written just way over thought the beginnning of each row lol

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  55. Could the diamond stitch be done in worsted weight yarn instead of baby yarn?

    Sherry

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    1. I don't see why not! The texture is going to be a bit thicker, but otherwise it would't be a problem.
      The only thing is I would't recommend making it with variegated yarn. The pattern won't be visible.

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  56. wanted to tell you your row 2 is incorrect..

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    1. The row 2 is incorrect in the written pattern or in the symbol chart? And what exactly seems incorrect?

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