2013 CAL Stitch of the Month Afghan – Lacy Diamonds

Lacy Diamonds

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Lacy DiamondsThis is a great beginner pattern stitch for clothing, bags and scarves.

Chain a multiple of 6 + 4 (for square ch 22)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in next 4 sc; * ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to last 5 sc; ch 5, sk net sc, sc in last 4 sc.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 3:  sc in next 3 sc; * ch 3, sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 4:  Sc in next 2 sc; * ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, in the next sc, and in next ch-3 loop; ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc. Ch 2, turn. (ch to counts s 1st dc on the next row) 

Row 5:  Dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, in next 3 sc, and in next ch-3 loop; * ch 5, sc in next ch-3 loop, in next 3 sc, and in next ch-3 loop; rep from * to last 2 sc; ch 3, dc in last 2 sc.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 6:  Sc in next 2 dc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; * ch 3, sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last ch-3 loop, sc in next dc nd in turning ch.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 7:  Sc in next 2 sc and in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3; * sc in next ch-3 loop, in next sc, and in next ch-3 loop; ch 3, sk next sc, s in next sc, ch 3; rep from * to last ch-3 loop; sc in last ch-3 loop and in last 2 sc.  Ch 1, turn

Row 8:   Sc in next 3 sc and in next ch-3 loop, ch 5; * sc in next ch-3 loop, in next 3 sc, and in next ch-3 loop; ch 5; rep from * to last ch-3 loop; sc in last ch-3 loop and in last 3 sc.  Ch 1, Turn.

Repeat Rows 3-8 for pattern ending with Row 8.

Last row:  Sc in each sc and in 3rd ch of each ch 5 sp.

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