Ombre Pyramid Afghan

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Retro Diamond Pattern Combined With Ombre Colors Make a Striking Afghan For Your Home.

This may have a retro feel to it but it sure catches your eye when you walk into a room.   The color gradiant in the diamonds creates a stunning design that is both decorative and functional.  You’ll stay warm this winter snuggled up under this.

See the directions for creating this beautiful afghan below.

Happy Crocheting!

Red Ombre Pyramid Afghan

Crochet Hook: F/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

DIAMONDS (1 on chart)—With Scarlet A, ch 4, * yarn over, draw up a loop (about 1/2 inch) in 4th st from hook; repeat from * twice, yarn over and through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 (bean st), 1 d c in same st. 2nd row: ch 3, turn, work a bean st in first space (the space between the d c and the bean st of row below) 1 bean st in next space, 1 d c in same space.

3rd row: ch 3, turn, work a bean st in each space, end with 1 d c in same space as last bean st. Repeat last row, with 1 bean st more in each row, until 6 rows from beginning; break off.

Join scarlet B in last st and work 6 rows as before; break off. Join scarlet C and work 3 more rows (15 bean sts). This is half of diamond.

First dec. row: ch 3, turn, skip first space, 1 bean st in each space to within 1 space of end, 1 d c in last space (14 bean sts). Repeat last row twice, break off. Join garnet D and work 6 rows as before, break off. Join garnet E and work 5 more rows, turn, work 1 s c in 2nd space and fasten off. Each diamond should measure 12 ½ ins. in length and 7 ½ ins. in width. Make 71 of these diamonds.

HALF DIAMONDS (2 on bottom of chart)—Follow directions for the first 15 rows of diamond (1). Fasten off. Make 7 of these half diamonds (2). HALF DIAMONDS (3 on top of chart)—With scarlet C ch 30 sts. 1 bean st in 4th st from hook. * skip 1 st on ch. 1 bean st in next st; repeat from *, end 1 d c in same st as last bean st (14 bean sts). Finish as for diamond (1), beginning with row after first dec. row. Make 7 of these half diamonds (3).

HALF DIAMONDS (4 on each side of chart)—With scarlet A ch 4, 1 bean st and 1 d c in 4th st from hook. 2nd row: ch 3, turn, skip first space, 1 bean st and 1 d c in next space. 3rd row: ch 3, turn, 1 bean st in each space, end 1 d c in same st as last bean st. 4th row: ch 3, turn, skip first space, finish row; repeat last 2 rows once, break off. Join scarlet B and continue as before (with 1 bean st more in every 2nd row) for 6 rows, break off. Join scarlet C and work 3 more rows (8 bean sts). 16th row: ch 3, turn, skip first space, work to within 1 space of end. 1 d c in last space. 17th row: ch 3, turn, skip first space, finish row. 18th row: same as 16th row, break off. Join Garnet D and repeat 17th and 18th row 3 times, break off. Join garnet E and work 5 more rows, turn, 1 s c in 2nd space, fasten off. Make 12 of these half diamonds (4).

CRISS-CROSS JOINING—Beginning at lower right hand corner place a half diamond (4) with light end up, and a half diamond (2) to the left of it (see chart). Fasten garnet E in last st of 4 and draw up a loop, insert hook downward in first row of 2, keeping yarn underneath of work, draw up a loop through 2 and loop on hook, * insert hook downward in next row of 4 and draw up loop through 4 and loop on hook, insert hook in next row of 2 and draw up loop through 2 and loop on hook; repeat from * to point of 2, place a diamond (1), with dark point meeting light point of 2, alongside upper part of 4 (see chart) and continue the criss-cross joining as before, taking care to avoid forming a hole when joining points, until there are 6 half diamonds (4) at each side, 7 half diamonds (2) at lower end, and 7 half diamonds (3) at upper end of afghan.

EDGING—With garnet E and working from right side, work 1 s c in space before a corner; † ch 1, 1 s c in corner st, ch 1, 1 s c in same st, * ch 1, 1 s c in next space; repeat from * to next corner, repeat from † 3 times, join with a slip st in next s c. 2nd round: ch 1, skip 1 space, * a bean st in corner space, ch 3, 1 s c in s c (the eye) of bean st just made; repeat from * twice (a shell). Skip 1 space, 1 s c in next space, * skip 1 space, a shell in next space, skip 1 space, 1 s c in next space; repeat from last * to end of round, working a shell in space at each corner. Join with a slip st in first s c. Fasten off.

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