Flying Diamonds baby blanket

Can you believe we’re halfway through January already? I swear it was only Christmas last week, but no, today is the 15th, and time, as ever, is hurtling forwards.

On the subject of time, the pattern I’m about to share with you is one I completed a while ago and then….forgot about. No, I’m not exaggerating, I honestly forgot. With all my Christmas crafting, the blanket just got shoved into a bag, and out of sight is out of mind.

However, one of my lovely testers prodded me about it last week, and since the pattern has now been tested, I can finally share it with you.

Ta da!

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A lovely, elegant repeating pattern of diamonds, created by chain spaces.

I love how easy this is to work up. Once you’ve learned the pattern repeat, it really  spins off the hook very quickly. And, of course, being a repeating pattern, you can easily work it to any size you like.

I used Stylecraft Batik Swirl for this blanket, to get lovely blocks of colour without the corresponding ends to sew in! As the blanket gets bigger, each colour block becomes a stripe or even a part-stripe, creating an interesting busy-ness and really highlighting various parts of the diamond shape.


Details

  • The pattern is written in US terms.
  • There is also a stitch chart available.
  • With a 4.5mm hook and Batik Swirl yarn, after four rounds, my blanket measures ~4”/10cm across. However, because this is a repeating pattern, matching gauge is not essential.
  • I used approximately 340g of yarn at this gauge, which is roughly a ball and a half of Batik Swirl (I used ‘Highland’). This makes a blanket 30”/76cm square.
  • You will also need a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

This pattern has been tested, but we’re only human; please forgive any errors.


The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.

Enjoy!


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