Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Free Pattern: Diamond Windowpane


DIAMOND WINDOWPANE
a crochet square
design by Reyna Thera Lorele






Your first round begins just like a traditional Granny Square, but before long, it’s clear that Granny has a bit of bourbon in her tea.  Traditional no more--or is it?  I guess that depends on your granny!

For a conversion of this square into UK terminology, go to spincushions blog, and read down a little; it's just past the first few pretty pictures.  Spincushions not only presents many free patterns from different designers for a CAL, she makes super cute pincushions in her Etsy shop.  Check it out!

Finished size: 7 inch square
Gauge:  4 sts per inch in double crochet
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn  (about 25 yards)
H hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
beg = beginnning
st, sts = stitch, stitches
sp = space
sk = skip
rep = repeat

Directions:
Foundation:  ch 6, join with sl st into first ch to form a ring.

Round 1:  ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times into ring, 2 dc into ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5.

Round 2:  ch 1, sc in same st, (4 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc) 3 times, 4 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dc, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 3:  ch 1, sc in same st and next st, (ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts) 3 times, ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 4:  sl st in next 2 sts and into first ch 5 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and on future rounds), 2 more dc in same ch 5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 5 sp*, rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Round 5:  ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp**, dc in each of next 3 sts*, rep from * to * around, with last rep ending at **, join with sl st to beg ch 3.


Round 6:  sl st over to first ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, [*sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st*, rep from * to * across to ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, rep from * to * across to corner ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp], rep from [ to ] 3 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Round 7:  ch 1, sc in each st around, with 2 sc in each corner ch 2 sp.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Finish off.  Weave in ends.  Block if necessary.


© 2012 Reyna Thera Lorele.  All rights reserved.
Ravelry:  captainhook

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This square first appeared on this blog in this post.  I combined Diamond Windowpanes with some squares from Jan Eaton's wonderful book, 200 Crochet Blocks to make a charity blanket.

3 comments:

  1. I really like the design of this square. It makes me want to dig out my crochet hooks and take a stab at it. Wonder if I could make one of these with sock yarn that would end up being about 2.5 inches square that I could add to my sock yarn blanket. off to ponder that.

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  2. I really love this. I am going to do a sample w/#3 glitzy thread, add a chopstick & VIOLA! a shawl pin!

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