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Here are the links to the patterns so far:
Part 1: Circle in a Granny Square
Part 4: Mini Granny Square
Part 6: Dc Rows
Today's pattern is:
Diamond Stitch Granny Stripe
The Diamond Stitch Granny Stripe is just as easy to do as the simple Granny Stripe - the only difference being that your dc groups are 2dc instead of 3dc.
This section of the pattern is worked onto the Circle In Squares Granny strip (to which you will then join your Traditional Granny strip)
PATTERN TERMS: US
YARN WEIGHT: DK (8PLY / LIGHT WORSTED WEIGHT)
HOOK SIZE: 5.00mm
Row 1: Working on the right side of your work, join your into the corner 3ch of the first square in the row, 1ch, 1sc into same place as join (counts as 1sc); 1sc into the top of each dc, when you reach a corner on a block 1sc into corner, 1sc into loop of join (if you have used my visible join: alternatively 1ch over a join - which will count as 1sc), 1sc into corner on next block. Repeat this to the end of the row of blocks. 1sc into the last corner 3ch.
Row 2: Into top of first sc on the right side of your work, crochet 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch); (skip 1sc, 2dc into 2nd sc from hook) rep to last 2sc; skip 1sc; 1ch, 1dc into last sc; turn work.
Row 3: turn work - now working on the wrong side; ch 3 (counts as 1dc); 1dc into 1ch space; (2dc into space between 2dc groups) rep to end of row, with your last 2dc being worked into the 4ch at the start of your previous row; turn work.
Row 4: Working on the right side of your work; 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch); (2dc into space between each 2dc group) repeat to last 2dc group; 1ch, 1dc into last dc; turn work.
Rows 3 and 4 form the pattern repeat. Continue until your stripe is the required size.
Congratulations! You've managed the diamond stitch and joined your last square strips. Now we're looking forward to the last part, the edging.