Week 33 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Diamond stitch. This stitch is a challenge, but the result is well worth the effort. This stitch is made using front post treble crochet, and needs you to carefully keep count of your stitch placement over the first few rows.
You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = Double crochet
Double crochet (dc) = Treble Crochet
front post treble crochet (fptr) = front post double treble crochet
front post treble crochet 2 together (fptr2tog) = front post double treble 2 together
For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook
Start by making a foundation chain of 31
Row 1. Sc in the 3rd chain from your hook (turning chain counts as a stitch) sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 2. Chain 1, sc in the first stitch and in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 3. Chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 4. This row can be tricky to get your stitches in the right place. It can make things easier to count out your stitches in advance and place stitch markers in both row 3 and row 2 where each stitch needs to be made.
Chain 1. Around the post of the 3rd sc in row 2 make a treble crochet (fptr).
*In the next 3 stitches make a sc. The next stitch is a fptr2tog (front post treble crochet 2 together). Make the first part of the stitch around the post of the same as the previous fptr. Skip 3 sc in row 2 and make the second part of the fptr2tog around the next sc in row 2.*
Repeat between *and* sc in the next 3 stitches then fptr around the second part of the last fptr2tog. Make a sc in the last stitch.
Row 5. Repeat row 3
Row 6. Chain 1 and sc in the first 2 stitches. *Fptr2tog around the posts of the treble stitches made in row 4 on either side. Sc in the next 3 stitches* repeat between *and* fptr2tog around the posts of the treble stitches made in row 4 on either side. Sc in the last 3 stitches
Row 7. Repeat row 3
Row 8. Chain 1 fptr around the fptr2tog in row 6. *sc in the next 3 stitches. Fptr2tog around the posts of the treble stitches made in row 4 on either side.* repeat between *and* sc in the next 3 stitches. Fptr around the last tr stitch in row 6. Sc in the last stitch.
Rows 9 – 20. Repeat rows 5-8
Row 21 – sc in each stitch across.
Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom.
For the sides make 1 sc in the side of every row with treble stitches and 2 sc in the side of each dc row.
You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)
You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends
You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.