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Multi-Colored Afghan
From: Yvonne R
Convert this to knit  Diamond pattern afghan
 

HOME...Where friends are always welcome.   Size: 60" x 40".

Materials: 4 skeins each, red, gray and white 4-ply yarn, 3 skeins black 4-ply yarn; 

size G crochet hk.

Note: Each Row is worked separately; the ending of each row is the same as the beginning of the pattern. Do not turn, leave a 4" end of yarn at the start and end of each row for fringe.

All  single crochets [sc] are made in back lps of sts.

All double crochets [dc] are made in front lps of sts in second Row from one being worked on.

Start with black for border.  Ch 245 and break yarn.   [285 for 72" x 52" size]

Border:
Rows 1-5: Sc in each st across with border color [black].

Row 6: Sc in 2 sc, 1 dc, [19 sc, 1 dc] end with 2 sc.  Be sure to skip 1 sc behind each dc.

 Repeat pattern in [ ].
Red    

 Row 7: 3 sc, 1 dc, [17 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc, 1 dc].

Row 8: 4 sc, 1 dc, [15 sc, 1 dc, 3 sc, 1 dc].

Row 9: 5 sc, 1 dc, [13 sc, 1 dc, 5 sc, 1 dc].

Gray     

Row 10: 6 sc, 1dc, [11 sc, 1 dc, 7 sc, 1 dc].

 Row 11: 7 sc, 1 dc, [9 sc, 1 dc, 9 sc, 1 dc].

 Row 12: 8 sc, 1 dc, [7 sc, 1 dc, 11 sc, 1 dc].

White    

Row 13: 9 sc, 1 dc, [5 sc, 1 dc, 13 sc, 1 dc].

Row 14: 10 sc, 1 dc, [3 sc, 1 dc, 15 sc, 1 dc].

Row 15: 11 sc, 1 dc, [1 sc, 1 dc, 17 sc, 1 dc].

Black   

 Row 16: 12 sc, 1 dc, [19 sc, 1 dc] end with 12 sc.

Rep rows 15, 14, and 13.

 Rep rows 12, 11 and 10.

Rep rows 9, 8, and 7.

Rep Row 6, then begin pattern again with Row 7.

When afghan reaches desired size, rep rows 1-5 after Row 6 to complete pattern.