The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 6

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Our final pattern in the granny motif series is the diamond. Now, while it’s true that some crochet patterns simply create a diamond design by joining squares “on point,” often a truer diamond shape is needed to create the desired effect in a design. This can be achieved by making two triangle motifs and joining them together to create a diamond, as does our pattern included here.

Depending on the arrangement of colors in your motif, you can create all kinds of interesting patterns, such as pillows or afghans, for example, when these granny diamonds are joined together in off-setting rows. Or, with a choice of fun, trendy yarns, you can join these diamond granny motifs end-to-end and make a cool, funky scarf. Add a sassy tassel to each end for extra pizzazz!

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Diamond Granny Motif

Materials: Medium (worsted) weight yarn: small amounts of various colors as desired, crochet hook size G/6/4mm or size needed for gauge, yarn needle

Gauge: Row 1 of triangle motif measures 1½ inches in length.

Make 2 small triangle motifs, as follows:

Row 1: With first color, ch 5, sk 4 chs, in last ch work (3 dc, ch 1, dc), fasten off.

Row 2: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Row 3: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Row 4: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1]  across to last ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Rep Row 4 for desired size.

Sew triangles together at center.

Optional: For a finished edge, work a simple single crochet border around the entire diamond, increasing the number of stitches equally at each corner as needed to keep corners flat.

We hope you enjoyed this series on different-shaped Granny motifs. We would love the see what you create with these not-so-square grannies!

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