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Diamonds Afghan: This entire
afghan is worked holding two strands of
yarn. It is comprised of 20 Granny
Squares in Burgundy and 12 in Soft
White, each edged holding one strand of
Lace and one of Gold Glow. The border
is simply two rows of single crochet,
again using Lace and Gold Glow together.
Size N Crochet Hook.
5 - 7 oz. skeins Red Heart #376
3 - 7 oz. skeins Red Heart #316 Soft
2 - 7 oz. skeins Caron Perfect Match
4 - 1.75 oz. skeins Patons Brilliance
#3023 Gold Glow
A basic granny square pattern is shown here, and the assembly is self-explanatory. The sixth
and final round of each square is worked using one strand of Gold Glow with one strand of
Lace. Below are instructions to join squares while crocheting (as opposed to stitching them
together), and the border instructions follow.
To join squares while crocheting: Starting with Round 7 of the square to be joined,
proceed until you reach first corner. Instead of a ch 2 sp between the corner clusters, remove
hook and insert it through the ch 2 space in a corner of the square you are joining to (make
sure the "right" side of Round 7 of each square is facing you). Pick up the loop from the
square you are joining and pull through. Yo and pull through remaining stitches on hook. 3 dc
in the same ch 2 sp of the square you are joining (finishing the corner).
*Remove hook and insert it through the next sp between clusters of the square you are joining
to. Pick up the loop from the square you are joining, pull through, yo and pull through
remaining stitches on hook. 3 dc in next sp between clusters of square being joined*.
Continue as between *, joining side(s) of the square being joined to the side(s) of the square
being joined to.
Stop before joining corner to corner, because where 4 corners meet, a neater center can be
achieved by attaching only the corners diagonally across from each other.
This method makes the border simpler -- leaving a space between the squares to insert a
stitch during the first round of the border.
Border: Holding one strand of Gold Glow and one strand of Lace, attach at any stitch and
work 1 sc in each stitch all the way around, working 3 sc in the point of each square. In the
"valley's" between squares, skip the two stitches at the bottom of each "valley". Join with a sl
st to the first sc in round, ch 1, turn and repeat so the border is comprised of two rows of sc.