Have you ever fallen in love with a stitch? I have and I’ve fallen hard! I first used the Diamond Lace Stitch in the Diamond Lace Blanket after finding a graph for it on Pinterest made by Tejiendo Peru. (If you’d like to see the graph, the easiest way is to search “diamond lace stitch” on Pinterest.
When I finished that blanket, I knew I wanted to use the stitch again (and maybe again and again) in more designs. It is fun and simple and it makes such a gorgeous pattern that looks amazing blocked or unblocked. It is made up almost entirely of chains and single crochets, with a double crochet thrown in there every so often.
I do have a confession, while I absolutely love the Lion Brand Mandala Warlock colorway, I did not love the lightest color of the group so………….I cut it out! I almost feel wrong saying that. I felt wrong doing it, but it was so right! The color, while beautiful, just didn’t flow.
Three cakes of Mandala in Warlock were used, but it wasn’t 3 full cakes since I cut out an entire color from each cake. Also, the third cake was wound quite differently than the other two so I ended up rolling half of it into a ball, cutting, and working through that ball first to maintain the same striping pattern.
The wrap turned out even fancier and even more beautiful than I imagined! My plan was to make something I could wrap myself in around the house as the evenings get cooler, but it is so lovely I think I will end up wearing it out. It also works as a great, large scarf. No matter how I end up using it, I am excited that it will look nice draped on the side of my couch when not in use!
Wrap me in Diamonds
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US-Size I/9 Crochet Hook (I fancy Clover Amour Hooks available on Amazon- See why I like them HERE. They are also available at Joann’s which would be a great way to use a 40% off coupon!)
3 cakes of Lion Brand Mandala in Warlock (you can see it and many other color options here on Amazon)
Large Eye Tapestry Needle (my go to needles on Amazon)
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc(s) – single crochet(s)
dc(s) – double crochet(s)
beg – beginning
Unblocked: 19″ x 74″
Gauge is not critical for this project
Chain 92 (multiples of 9+2)
Foundation Row: Ch 5, sc in 8th ch from hook, sc in next 6 chs, *ch 5, skip 2 ch, sc in next 7 ch, *repeat until the last 2 chs remain; ch 2, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch 1, sc in dc, ch 3, skip ch 2 and skip 1 sc, *sc in each of the next 5 scs, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in center of ch 5 space, ch 3, skip 1 sc, *repeat to end of row ending with sc in the last ch 5, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in sc below, sc at the beginning of ch 3 sp, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in each of the next 3 scs, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc at the end of the ch 3 space, sc in sc, sc in beg of ch 3 space; *repeat ending with sc at the end of the ch 3 sp then sc in the last sc, turn
Row 4: ch 1, sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in beg of ch 3 sp, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in sc, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc at beg of next ch 3 sp; *repeat to top of the last diamond, ch 3, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in each of the next 2 sc, turn
Row 5: ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in beg of ch 3 sp, *ch 5, skip sc, sc in end of next ch 3 sp, sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc in beg of next ch 3 sp; *repeat ending with sc in each of the last 3 scs, turn
Row 6: ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sc, *ch 3, skip sc, sc in center of ch 5 sp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc; *repeat ending with 3 sc in last 3 sc (instead of 5 scs), turn
Row 7: ch 1, sc in each of the next 2 sc, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in sc, sc in beg of ch 3 sp, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc; *repeat ending with sc in the each of the last 2 sc (instead of 3 scs), turn
Row 8: ch 1, sc in sc, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in beg of next ch 3 sp, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in the next sc; * repeat ending with sc in last sc (instead of 2 scs), turn
Row 9: *ch 5, skip sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc in beg of next ch 3 sp, * repeat ending with ch 2, dc in last sc, turn
Repeat Rows 2-9 to continue the pattern until desired length is reached.
Block if desired.
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