The Gilal Diamond Throw is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet throw that takes your living space from nice to wow! It can be crocheted quickly thanks to using two strands of worsted/aran weight yarn at once and 9 mm Tunisian crochet hook. It features simple and stylish ribbing and large and small diamonds patterns. These are made using stranded colourwork that is a great skill to develop, which can be used for many future projects from home décor to garments.
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Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and return passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian purl stitch (tps), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), Tunisian simple stitch bind-off, stranded colourwork, using two strands of yarn at once, blocking.
The final blanket measurements (blocked):
101 cm x 151.25 cm (approx. 40.5 x 60.5 in)
Materials and tools
Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth Aran (available exclusively from Hobbycraft) (100% Acrylic | Aran | 400 g (14.1 oz) = 660 m (722 yds)), Light Teal (MC) 4 skeins (approx. 1500 g), Teal (CC) 1 skein (approx. 130 g)
Tunisian crochet hook size 9 mm (US size M/N-13) with cable (at least 100 cm (40 in)) or size to obtain the gauge
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10 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over tss
Gilal Diamond Throw schematic and diagram
Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in 2 steps; forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of sts (lps) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.
Return pass is worked in the same way for all stitches (rows of sts) used in this project as follows : 1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 1 lp on hook.
Right edge stitch- This is the first lp on hook and counts as first st unless otherwise stated.
Left edge stitch- This st is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (ES) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.
- First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across.
- Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul.
- Tunisian purl stitch: Bring yarn to the front on the work and hook, insert the hook from right to left under the front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul.
- Tunisian knit stitch: Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yrh and pul.
Tunisian Simple stitch bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One lp remains on the hook.
Changing colours as you go: When changing the colours within a row in Tunisian crochet, place the new strand of yarn over the old strand. This locks the old colour in place and prevent gaps occurring between the different colour sections.
|ch- chain||yrh- yarn round the hook|
|st(s)- stitch(es)||pul- pull up a loop|
|lp(s)- loop(s)||FP- forward pass|
|tss- Tunisian simple stitch||RP- return pass|
|tps- Tunisian purl stitch||approx.- approximately|
|tks- Tunisian knit stitch||rep- repeat|
|RS- right side||ES- End stitch|
The Throw is worked flat, RS facing from right to left.
The yarn is held double throughout the project.
The chart is worked flat.
Both Diamond patterns are crocheted using stranded colourwork; the background colour is carried over and wrapped around the pattern colour every 2-3 stitches to avoid loose floats. It is important to keep the passive yarn taut but not too tight to avoid distorting of Diamond patterns.
The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.
With MC, chain 101.
Row 1 FP: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. 101 lps on hook.
Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.
Row 2: *Tps in next, tks in next 2 sts; rep from * to last st, ES.
Rows 3-6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Tss across to last st, ES.
Rows 8-11: Rep Row 7.
Row 12: Tss in next 49 sts, following the throw diagram, work Large Diamond chart, tss in next 49 sts, ES.
Rows 13-44: Continue working Large Diamond pattern centrally with tss in MC on either side of the pattern.
Rows 45-52: Rep Row 7.
Row 53: Tss in next 16 sts, following the throw diagram, work Small Diamond chart, tss in next 32 sts, following the throw diagram, work Small Diamond chart, tss in next 32 sts, following the throw diagram, work Small Diamond chart, tss in next 16 sts, ES.
Rows 54-69: Continue working Small Diamond patterns as commenced in Row 53 with tss in MC around the three diamond patterns.
Rows 70-77: Rep Row 7.
Rows 78-110: Rep Rows 12-44.
Rows 111-115: Rep Row 7.
Rows 116-120: Rep Row 2.
Row 121: Tunisian Simple Stitch Bind off.
Weave in ends and block to final measurements as in schematic.
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