It’s the Granny Diamond, because you can never have enough ways to do the “granny.” Recently I used these simple shapes and thought a full-blown tutorial was due. One simple tweak to the granny square and you got yourself a granny diamond, I promise its real easy. You can make them any size in any color combo making them a very useful shape to have in your knowledge banks.
Gauge is not important for this pattern, just try to maintain the same tension throughout.
For this tutorial I used the following:
- Red Heart Super Saver
- Pretty n’ Pink
- 6.0mm Hook
- You may substitute any yarn and hook size for this pattern.
- A “Cluster” is 3DC stitches separated by CH space(s).
- Scroll to the end for the video tutorial.
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SS – Slip Stitch
(click any stitch above for a brief tutorial if ya’ need it)
Lets Begin Making the Granny Diamond:
Make a MR, CH 1.
Place 1 DC into the MR, CH2.
3DC, CH2, into the MR.
Repeat step 3, two more times.
2DC, into the MR.
Pull MR closed and SS to the first stitch of the round.
To begin round 2, SS into the next CH2 space, CH1.
DC once into the same CH2 space, CH1.
Skip over the next cluster, in the next CH2 space, place (DC, 2TRC, CH2, 2TRC, DC), CH1.
Skip over the next cluster, in the next CH2 space place, (3DC, CH2, 3DC), CH1.
Repeat step 9 in the next CH 2 space.
Skip over the cluster, in the last CH2 space place, (3DC, CH2, 2DC).
SS to the first stitch of the round, round 2 is complete, you can fasten off or continue to grow your diamond.
SS into the next CH1 space, CH1, DC in the same CH space, CH1.
Skip over the first cluster, in the next CH2 space place, (DC, 2TRC, CH2, 2TRC, DC), CH1.
Skip over the next cluster, in the next CH1 space, place 3DC, CH1, skip over the next cluster, in the next CH2 space, (3DC, CH2, 3DC), CH1.
Continue building your sides and corners, placing 3DC in each CH1 space, separated by a CH1, and 2 clusters separated by a CH2 space in each corner, until you reach the same space that you began in, complete the cluster in the last space, placing 2DC.
SS in the first stitch to join the round, third round complete.
If you would like to grow your diamond larger continue to repeat steps 14 through 18, keeping a few tips in mind:
- Always start the round in a CH1 space with one DC, finish the cluster when you come back around to join. Doing this, lines you up nicely each round.
- The amount of clusters between the corners spaces will increase each round.
- Always use the (DC, 2TRC, CH2, 2TRC, DC) stitch combo in the long corners. (or the same corners as the TRC combos from the prior round) and the (3DC, CH2, 3DC) combo for the short corners.
- Always maintain 2 long corners, and 2 short corners.
- The short corner should always be directly across from each other, same goes for the long corners.
- Use a CH1 space to separate clusters, a CH2 space is only used in the corners, separating two clusters in the same CH space.
Video Tutorial (Granny Diamond):
I hope this was helpful, if you have any questions or hung up please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form below this message.
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