Crochet Pattern: Expanding Diamond Motif

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 4 Comments
Recently I have written a couple of posts on making expandable geometric motifs, the Expanding Pentagon Motif, and the Expanding Geometric Motif Crochet Tutorial, where each shape follows a similar design. Unfortunately, not all shapes can be created so simply. My method is based on the amount of identical sides a shape has. But in the case of a diamond, for example, there are the same number of sides as a square but all sides are not identical. Expanding Diamond Motif

After reading a comment by a reader requesting help while using my tutorial to make a rhombus, or diamond, I set about making the necessary changes. So here is a pattern in the same expanding design but for a more unique shape!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) wide, 4 3/4″ (12 cm) long

Materials:
Light Weight Yarn (approximately 15 yards)
Crochet Hook B (2.25 mm)

Gauge:
Round 1 in pattern measures 1” (2.5 cm)

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Expanding Diamond Motif
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), 15 dc in ring, sl st to top of beginning ch-3: 16 dc

Round 2: ch 6, dc in same dc as last sl st, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next 3 dc, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-6: 20 dc, 4 ch-spaces

Round 3: (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-3 space, dc in next 3 dc, tr in next 2 dc, (2 tr, ch 5, 2 tr) in next ch-3 space, tr in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, dc in next 3 dc, tr in next 2 dc, (2 tr, ch 5, 2 tr) in next ch-3 space, tr in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 36 sts, 4 ch-spaces

Round 4: sl st in next dc, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-3 space, dc in next 9 dc, (2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc) in next ch-5 space, dc in next 9 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, (2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc) in next ch-5 space, dc in next 9 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 52 dc, 4 ch-spaces

Finish off or continue increasing in this manner until motif measures desired size.

Be sure and tell me if you have any questions or comments. I’m here to help!

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4 Comments

  1. barbara olufe says:

    Wow, I did not expect a response, but I am so grateful that you did. I am going to incorporate this shape into a couple of throws for the “boys” for the football season and your timely response has given me the Go for this project that I know they will appreciate.

  2. Darlene says:

    Do you do the trebles every other row for expanding?

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