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This is a free tutorial for creating the Diamond Lace crochet stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.
When I recently discovered this amazing Diamond Lace Stitch by accident, I knew I had to create something with it. But as I am finishing the pattern using this easy crochet stitch, I had to create a very detailed and easy to understand crochet tutorial for it. The Diamond Lace Stitch is for sure a beginner-friendly stitch that uses just double crochets, chains, and skipped stitches.
In fact, you could even replace all the double crochet stitches with single crochet, half double crochet or treble crochet stitches to make the diamonds appear smaller or much larger. The lacy part would of course also change.
I have seen many crocheters use this stitch for blankets, scarves, or other crochet creations. I would love to know what you will use it for.
I have another Diamond Stitch Pattern on my long list of crochet tutorials that you also mind find interesting. I used it for the Diamond Scarf and love it very much. And if you are really into diamonds like me, the Patchwork Diamond Bag would also make your heart jump a beat.
Now, let’s learn this new filet type of stitch called the Diamond Lace stitch.
How to crochet the Diamond Lace Stitch Pattern
Before I get into the detailed explanation on how to crochet this stitch, I would like to explain the below diagram that will for sure make your life so much easier when crocheting and following this tutorial. This particular Diamond Lace Stitch has a multiple of 8 stitches plus 3, plus 3 for the turning stitch that is counted as a stitch. You could change the diamonds to bigger or smaller, but then the multiple counts would change.
Looking from the bottom right, starting from the 2nd pixel the repeat starts with 8 stitches. The first and 2 last stitches are not part of the repeat and are the 3 additional stitches. Furthermore, the first 8 rows are repeated as many times as needed. The black (or filled in) pixels in the diagram are double crochets (1 black pixel = 1 dc) and the white (not filled in) pixels are skipped stitches and chains (1 white pixel = 1 skipped stitch plus 1 chain).
Knowing this information, it will now be a lot easier to understand the below Diamond Lace stitch tutorial. If this all seems to be too complicated, be sure to check out my detailed video tutorial for this stitch on the bottom of this tutorial.
- For this example, I used 30 chains, but it can be made larger or smaller (please read above). Also I will count ch spaces as stitches for simplicity. Remember the first ch 3 is counted as a dc. Chain 30 and start from the 6th ch (the 5 skipped stitches are 3 for the first stitch, and 1 for the skipped stitch and chain of 1) crochet *1 dc in the next 7 sts, sk 1 st, ch 1, repeat from * until the last stitch, place 1 dc in the last stitch. Ch 3 and turn
2. *1 dc in the ch space, sk 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, sk 1 st, ch 1, repeat from * until the last 2 sts where you place 1 dc in the ch sp and 1 dc in the 3rd ch of the first st. Ch 3, turn.
3. 1 dc in the 2nd and 3rd st, *sk 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * until the end. Ch 3 and turn.
4. 1 dc in the 2nd thru 4th st, *sk 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc, sk 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, repeat from *. BUT finish the row with 4 dc’s, not 5 dc’s. Ch 3, turn.
5. 1 dc in the 2nd thru 5th st, *sk 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next 7 sts, repeat from *. But finish the row with 5 dc’s, not 7 dc’s. Ch 3, turn.
6. Repeat step 4
7. Repeat step 3
8. *1 dc in the next st, sk 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, sk 1 st, ch 1, repeat from * until the last 2 sts where you place 1 dc in the next st and 1 dc in the 3rd ch of the first st, ch 3, turn
9. Repeat step 1, with the difference of the first st. Replace [starting from the 6th ch] with ch 4 (instead of 3 as one of them counts as the chain for the lacy part) and skip the 2nd st and start with the 3rd st and repeat the rest of step 1.
10. Repeat steps 2 through 9 until you are done.
In case you are more of a visual learner, I also created a very detailed video tutorial for the Diamond Lace stitch pattern. You can find this tutorial below.
Diamond Lace Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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