The diamond stitch in one color but also in two colors

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The diamond stitch explained step by step in the photo tutorials below

Ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands.

Start

  • row 1

We start with a foundation chain with 22 sc (*). If you make it wider then use the next rule, 1 sc for the edge, use a quadruple of stitches and end with 1 sc.

(*) It is also possible to replace the foundation chain with 22 chain stitches and 1 row of single crochets.

  • row 2

Chain 2 (which counts as the first single crochet) and work 21 more sc.

The diamond stitch in detail

The diamond stitch is actually a pattern and not a stitch. It is a couple of single crochets and double crochets to repeat. So it consists of 4 rows. The first row is a combination of double crochets and single crochets, the 2nd is a single row of single crochets, the 3rd again a combination of double crochets and single crochets in a different order to the 2nd row. The 4th row is again a row of single crochets. These 4 rows are further described as a sequence. Only the first series is slightly different from the following series.


Series 1

  • row 1:

step 1 : chain 2 (applies as first single crochet), then work 3 single crochets


step 2: work the first linked double crochets. Crochet the first double crochet around the 2nd sc in the foundation chain, the second double crochet in the 6th.


step 3: skip 1 sc (the linked dc from step 2 counts as 1 stitch, so we skip 1 sc), then work 3 sc


step 4: work a linked double crochet, with the first double crochet being worked around the second double crochet of the previously linked double crochets. The second double crochet is worked around the fourth single crochet in the foundation chain following the second double crochet from the previously linked double crochets. Now also skip 1 sc from the previous row and work 3 sc.


Repeat this pattern until the end of the row: work 3 single crochets, last linked double crochets, and skip 1 single crochet.

At the end of the row you crochet 1 more single crochet.


  • row 2

step 1: Chain 2 (applies as first sc in row), then sc to end of row.


  • row 3

step 2: Start with 2 chains. Crochet a double crochet around the linked treble crochets from row 1 as in the photo.


step 3: Skip 1 sc and work 3 sc.


step 4: Work 2 linked double crochets. The first double crochet is worked around the linked double crochets below, the second around the next linked double crochets.


step 5: Skip 1 sc and work 3 sc again.


step 6: Repeat to the end and finish with 4 sc.


  • row 4

Start with ch 2 and end the series with a row of single crochets.


Series 2 and subsequent series

  • row 1

step 1 : chain 2 (applies as first single crochet), then work 3 single crochets


step 2: Work 2 linked double crochets. The first double crochet is worked around the double crochet below diagonally, the second round the next linked double crochet.


step 3: skip 1 sc (the linked dc from step 2 counts as 1 stitch, so we skip 1 sc), then work 3 sc


step 4: work two linked double crochets, of which the first double crochet is worked around the second double crochet of the previous linked double crochets from the previous row of linked double crochets. the second around the next linked double crochets. Now also skip 1 single crochet from the previous row and work 3 single crochets.


Repeat this pattern until the end of the row: work 3 single crochets, work 2 linked double crochets, skip 1 single crochet.

At the end of the row you crochet 1 more single crochet.


  • row 2

Chain 2 (applies as first sc in row), then sc to end of row.


  • row 3

Crochet this row completely the same as row 3 from the first series


  • row 4

Chain 2 and sc to end the row and this series.


Now work a number of series until you have mastered the diamond stitch!


How to crochet the linked double crochets in row 1 and row 3 of a series.

Below is a series of photos showing in detail how to crochet the linked double crochets.

Attention points for the diamond stitch

In principle, the diamond stitch is not difficult at all, but there are a number of pitfalls through which things can go wrong. Below I list a number of points where it is easy to make a mistake with the diamond stitch. These are points of attention that I have made test by myself.🙃

  • always count whether the total number of stitches has remained the same, the rows of single crochets are ideal for this
  • check this carefully during a series, one odd row you start with 3 sc, the other odd row you start with a dc.
  • it’s not strange at all to end up with a single double crochet instead of a linked two doubles crochets.
  • check carefully after crocheting linked double crochets to skip 1 underlying sc, a mistake is easily made!

The diamond stitch in 2 colors

Double linked double crochets in a different color from the single crochet

As described above, the diamond stitch consists of sequences of 4 rows. The intention is to work the single crochets in 1 color, here yellow and the linked double crochets in the second color, gray.

The even rows, the single crochets, are crocheted in the first color yellow. We crochet the 2nd color so that you do not see the thread along the back. The photo below shows what this means.

single crochet in 1 color, worked 2nd color along

In the odd rows, we work single crochets in the first color, yellow. Always make sure that you work the gray yarn with the yellow single crochets. The linked double crochets are yellow. You can see how to do this via the photos below.

See you next time!

Enjoy this special stitch. Anyway, I’m out of it. This stitch can mainly be used for accessories and decoration items. In one of the next posts a bag will be made in this unique stitch.

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PS. Here you see a little bag crocheted in the diamond stitch, the pattern will follow very soon!

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