Diamond Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Welcome crocheter to the Diamond Stitch Crochet Stitch Tutorial! This is a new stitch I’m excited to work on as well using Carla’s tutorial below and her crochet patterns too :) I can’t wait to see what you make using this tutorial!! After the tutorial there is a list of crochet patterns you can go to when you want to make something using your new found knowledge of the Diamond Stitch Crochet Stitch to include an awesome pineapple amigurumi as well as the previous crochet stitch tutorials also found here.
Diamond Stitch Crochet Tutorial
By Carla Ngan of Yali’s & Yabo’s
My name is Carla Ngan, and I’m a hot mess of a mother, crochet enthusiast, and passionate about spreading motivation to others. I started Yali's & Yabo's as a means to be more mindful in day to day life. It helps to create a calmness around me, when life with kids can be so chaotic! It keeps me connected to my grandmother, who always had several projects on the go, and allows me to share my love of creating with my own daughters.
Stitches and abbreviations:
Slip Stitch = SLST
Single Crochet = SC
Duble Crochet = DC
Front Post Triple Crochet = FPTC
Front Post Triple Crochet 2 Together = FPTC2TG
Chain = CH
Finish Off = FO
Stitch = ST
Things you will need:
4.5 mm hook (you can find some gorgeous ones at this round up on the Crochet Hooks
Any medium weight yarn
I have also included a link to a private YouTube tutorial that will walk you through each step to complete the diamond stitch. Just copy and paste into your browser this link: http://bit.ly/diamondstitchforpineapple.
The diamond stitch is worked in multiples of 4 plus 1.
With your hook and yarn make a CH of 33.
Row 1: in the 2nd CH from hook make 1 SC.
Continue making 1 SC into each CH. CH 2 and turn your work.
Row 2: Make 1 DC in each stitch all the way across. CH 1 and turn your work.
Row 3: Beginning the Diamond Stitch Pattern. I’ve broken this down into steps:
Step 5a: Make 1 SC in first ST.
Step 5b: Now locate the 3rd DC post from row 2. See the SC crochet post just below it? This post is where you will make your first front post triple crochet (FPTC). Make the FPTC.
Step 5c: Now make 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches in row 3.
Step 5d: Now we will do the next front post triple crochet (FPTC), this is going to make the “V” shape. Wrap your yarn around your hook twice. Insert hook around the same stitch you worked your last FPTC. Pull up a loop and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on hook. Leave the last 2 loops on your hook.
Step 5e: Count over 3 stitches from row 3, and locate the SC post just below it. You will make your next FPTC here.
Step 5f: Make 1 SC in the next 3 stitches of row 3.
Step 5g: Repeat this process from step 5b-5f all the way across. CH 2 and turn your work.
Row 4: Make 1 DC in each stitch across. CH 1, turn.
Row 5: I’ve broken it down into steps.
Step 7a: 1 SC in the first 3 stitches.
Step 7b: Crochet 2 FPTC2TG from row 3. Leave last 2 loops on the hook and yarn over twice. Insert your hook around the next two FPTC and yarn over once then pull back through. Complete FPTC.
Step 7c: Crochet 1 SC in the next 3 stitches of row 5.
Step 7d: Yarn over twice, FPTC2TG, leaving last 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over twice, insert your hook around the next 2 FPTC and yarn over. Pull back through. Complete FPTC.
Step 7e: Repeat this process from step 1-4 all the way across. CH 2 and turn.
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Here are a number of patterns that use the above stitch so you can practice and make some of your first crochet pieces!!!
Pineapple Toy Yalio's and Yabo's fun and awesome Pineapple Toy that is show here in this tutorial.
Rustic Pumpkin Pattern by Meghan Makes Do is a large pumpkin pattern using the diamond crochet stitch and can be done using multiple colors to make fall or even winter pumpkins!
Crochet Beanie for Women by Fur Babies CB is a gorgeous beanie using the diamond stitch that creates amazing texture and can be crocheted using a variety of colors.
Diamond Headband is a FREE pattern by SnowDrop Creates and it is a beautiful headband pattern that can be created in several different sizes and colors.
Another free Diamond Crochet Pattern is the Diamond Crochet Cable Blanket by YarnHookNeedles which she has first shown you in a baby size blanket but also shared how you can create a bigger blanket to fit the size you want.
Diamond Trellis Cellphone Holder Crochet Pattern is a fun free pattern where you can create your own diamond stitch cellphone holder!! What a fun way to carry your phone around :)
Also, here is a left handed stitch tutorial for the diamond stitch so you can make these patterns as well if you are left handed.
If you have arthritis or issues with your hands here are some extra tutorials and tips specifically designed with you in mind. :)
The Arthritis Foundation has an article with specific tips for knitting, crocheting, and cross stitching with arthritic hands. They have specific tips for each craft on things you can do to help make manage your arthritis while still allowing you to enjoy the craft you love.
Every Day Health has an article all about how to knit/crochet with Arthritis with 10 tips for how to keep crocheting/knitting. They even encourage you to crochet and craft with Arthritis because it can actually help you with managing it.
All Free Crochet has a full Crochet and Arthritis Tip Guide for those that have arthritis or issues with their hands complete with information about how to help your hands each time you crochet or craft and tips on how to adjust for your craft based on whether you have a good day or a bad day.
You can also find ergonomic crochet hooks (recommended for those with hand pain to ease it and allow you to crochet longer or at all) among the amazing crochet hook shops of Etsy in an earlier round up of crochet hooks.
For those of us trying to prevent hand pain from repetitive motion hand pain, Yarn Obsession has written an article specifically for us :) She goes through several recommendations for how to keep our hands healthy as well as ways to stretch and items that could help if you crochet a lot (for work or pleasure).
YouTube has several videos where people have discussed tips that have helped them with crocheting or knitting with Arthritis or other health issues that cause your hands and body to be stiff.
Jen B discusses how she crochets in this 3 minute video and shows you how to best hold the yarn and more.
Motion Works Blog has an article on tips for crocheting and using your hands despite having arthritis and also gives several stretches that you can do to help your hands while crocheting or crafting.
Laughing Hens has an article specifically about stretches (complete with pictures!) that are great for both crocheters and knitters. I think I’ll start doing these too to help my hands when I’m working on a variety of projects!
Thank you for joining us for this Diamond Stitch Crochet Tutorial! What crochet stitches are you wanting to learn about? I’d also love to hear from you about what types of resources you want more information on as well as Makers you would like to nominate for a Maker Feature! Please email (email@example.com) or leave a comment on this article! Looking forward to hearing from you and have a great day!