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Rainbow Diamonds Crochet Granny Square Afghan

Updated June 10, 2019
Rainbow Diamonds Crochet Granny Square Afghan
Rainbow Diamonds Crochet Granny Square Afghan
This image courtesy of caron.com

This cozy Rainbow Diamonds Crochet Granny Square Afghan is the perfect blanket to have around during the cool summer evenings. With alternating diamond square patterns, you'll love how quick this crochet blanket pattern will come together. Once finished, you can use your crochet throw to decorate a bedroom, living room, or even give to someone as a gift item. All you have to do is follow this handy tutorial and free crochet throw pattern. With such a gorgeous design, you'll have your new favorite crochet blanket in no time!

Notes1. Motif (make 30).
2. Ch 3 at beg of rows counts as dc.

Intermediate

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Crochet Gauge14 sts and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat.

Finished SizeApprox 50" [127 cm] wide x 60" [152.5 cm] long, excluding fringe.

Materials List

  • Caron® Cotton Cakes™ (8.8 oz/250 g; 530 yds/485 m)
  • Main Color (MC) Cream (57030) - 5 balls
  • Contrast A Peach Blossom (57017) - 4 balls
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions

With MC, ch 36. Beg working Chart, noting that each square is equal to 2 dc and reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right. Only carrying MC when not being used. Change colors by drawing contrast color through last 2 loops on hook.

  1. 1st row: (RS) 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 34 dc.

  2. 2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.

  3. Rep 2nd row and cont working Chart until 17th row of chart is complete. Fasten off.

  4. Assembly

    With A and WS of two motifs tog, sc tog Motifs through front loops only into 5 Strips, having 6 Motifs in each Strip. With A and WS of 2 Strips tog, sc Strips tog through front loops only.

  5. Border

    With RS facing, join MC with sl st to any corner.

    1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around, working 5 dc in each corner. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

  6. Fringe

    Cut strands of A 10" [25.5 cm] long. Taking 3 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe in every other st across Bottom and Top of Blanket. Trim fringe evenly.

Abbreviations

Beg
Begin(ning)
Ch
Chain(s)
Cont
Continue(ity)
Dc
Double crochet
Pat
Pattern
Rep
Repeat
RS
Right side
Tog
Together
Sl st
Slip stitch
WS
Wrong side
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