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Week 5: Half-diamond Part 2

Week-5

Before continuing with the half-diamond, we will make a Flower in the non-pointy corner. The Flower consists of three rows (Flower Rows 1, 2 and 3).

Flower Row 1 (CC5)
With RS facing: join CC5 yarn by making a sl st in the second to last htr before the Flower from Round 8. Ch 3. (3-tr Bobble, ch 3) twice in each of the next three ch-4 sps. Sl st in the second htr after the next ch-1 sp. Fasten off and work away your ends.

Stitch Count: 6 3-tr Bobbles and 7 ch-3 sps

Flower Row 2 (CC6)
This row will need a bit of concentration!

With RS facing: join CC6 yarn by making a sl st in the htr from Round 8 before the htr that contains the beg sl st from Flower Row 1. Ch 4. FPdc around the next Bobble from Flower Row 1, ch 3, ttr in the ch-4 sp from Round 8, working between the two Bobbles from Flower Row 1 and in front of the ch-3 sp from Flower Row 1. You might need to squish your Bobbles apart a little bit. Ch 3, FPdc around the next Bobble from Flower Row 1.

(Ch 3, FPttr around the next Petal from Round 8, ch 3. FPdc around the next Bobble from Flower Row 1, ch 3, ttr in the ch-4 sp from Round 8, working between the two Bobbles from Flower Row 1 and in front of the ch-3 sp from Flower Row 1. Ch 3, FPdc around the next Bobble from Flower Row 1) twice. Ch 4 and sl st in the st from Round 8 directly after the one that contains the sl st from Flower Row 1. Fasten off and work away your ends.

Stitch Count: 6 FPdc, 3 ttr, 2 FPttr, 10 ch-3 sps, and 2 ch-4 sps

Flower Row 3 (CC3)
With RS facing: join CC3 yarn by making a standing FPdc around the first ‘Petal’ from Round 8, ch 3. (FPdc around the next FPdc from Flower Row 2, skip the next ch-3 sp, [3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr] in the next st, skip the next ch-3 sp) 5 times. FPdc around the last FPdc from Flower Row 2. Ch 3 and make a FPdc around the last Petal from Round 8. Fasten off and work away your ends.

Stitch Count: 8 FPdc, 5 Petals (each containing 6 tr and 1 ch-1 sp) and 2 ch-3 sps

Your flower is now complete. You will ‘catch’ the Petals from Flower Row 3 in Rounds 12 and 13. We will now continue making the half-diamond.

Round 9 (MC)
RS
facing: join MC yarn by making a sl st in the sp from Round 8 that contains the SM. Remove SM. Ch 4, (tr, 2 htr) in the same sp. Htr in the next 17 sts. Make 2 FPttr around the FPtr from Round 7 and skip the next 3 sts of Round 8, the first two of which will already contain a sl st. Ch 5, dc in the ch-3 sp from Flower Row 1 directly behind the second Petal from Flower Row 3.

Ch 6, dc in the ch-3 sp from Flower Row 1 directly behind the fourth Petal from Flower Row 3. Ch 5 and make 2 FPttr around the FPtr from Round 7. Skip the next 3 sts from Round 8, the last two of which will already contain a sl st. Htr in the next 17 sts. (2 htr, tr, dtr) between the last st and the beg ch-4 from the previous round. Sl st in the sp between the last 2 sts made. Turn.

Stitch Count Per Side: 1 dc, 19 htr, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 2 FPttr, and 1 ch-5 sp, not including central ch-6 corner sp

Round 10 (MC)
WS
facing: ch 4, (tr, 2 htr) in the same sp. Htr in the next 22 sts. Make 7 htr in the next ch-5 sp. (3 htr, ch 1, 3 htr) in the next ch-6 sp. Make 7 htr in the next ch-5 sp. Htr in the next 22 sts. (2 htr, tr, dtr) between the last st and the beg ch-4 from the previous round. Sl st in the sp between the last 2 sts made. Turn.

Stitch Count Per Side: 34 htr, 1 tr, and 1 dtr, not including central ch-1 corner sp

Round 11 (MC)
RS
facing: ch 4, make 2 tr in the same sp. Tr in the next 35 sts. (Tr, ch 1, tr) in the ch-1 corner sp. Tr in the next 35 sts. (2 tr, dtr) between the last st and the beg ch-4 from the previous round. Sl st in the sp between the last 2 sts made. Turn.

Stitch Count Per Side: 38 tr and 1 dtr, not including central ch-1 corner sp

Round 12 (MC)
WS
facing: ch 4, tr in the same sp. Tr in the next 28 sts. Tr in the next st AND the ch-1 sp of the first Petal from Flower Row 3. You will have to twist your work towards you so that you can see the Petal. Htr in the next 9 sts. (Htr, ch 1, htr) in the ch-1 corner sp AND the ch-1 sp of the third Petal from Flower Row 3. Htr in the next 9 sts. Tr in the next st AND the ch-1 sp of the last Petal from Flower Row 3. Tr in the next 28 sts. (Tr, dtr) between the last st and the beg ch-4 from the previous round. Sl st in the sp between the last 2 sts made. Turn.

Stitch Count Per Side: 10 htr, 30 tr and 1 dtr, not including central ch-1 corner sp

Round 13 (MC)
RS
facing: ch 4, (dtr, 2 tr) in the same sp. Tr in the next 6 sts. Htr in the next 28 sts. Htr in the ch-1 sp of the second Petal from Flower Row 3 AND the next st. Htr in the next 5 sts. (Htr, ch 1, htr) in the ch-1 corner sp. Htr in the next 5 sts. Htr in the ch-1 sp of the fourth Petal from Flower Row 3 AND the next st. Htr in the next 28 sts. Tr in the next 6 sts. (2 tr, 2 dtr) between the last st and the beg ch-4 from the previous round. Sl st in the sp between the last 2 sts made. Turn.

Stitch Count Per Side: 35 htr, 8 tr and 2 dtr, not including central ch-1 corner sp

Round 14 (MC)
WS
facing: ch 4, make 2 tr in the same sp. Tr in the next 5 sts. Htr in the next 39 sts. (Htr, ch 1, htr) in the ch-1 corner sp. Htr in the next 39 sts. Tr in the next 5 sts. (2 tr, dtr) between the last st and the beg ch-4 from the previous round. Place a SM between the last 2 sts made. Fasten off and turn.

Stitch Count Per Side: 40 htr, 7 tr and 1 dtr, not including central ch-1 corner sp

If you need help with any of the stitches or techniques, you can find photo tutorials here.

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