Crochet Infant’s Afghan – Diamond and Manhattan Stripe





MATERIAL









Worsted weight yarn, 122 yards per ounce
5 ounces white
12 ounces color
Crochet Hook size 5
Crochet Hook size 6

INSTRUCTIONS

With No. 6 hook and colored yarn make a chain of 166 stitches, work 165 S.C. on chain.
Row 2—With white work 1 S.C. in each stitch of preceding row, always taking up the back loop to form a rib, this is done on every row, break off yarn, turn on each row.
Row 3—With color work 1 S.C. in each of the first 2 stitches, yarn over hook, insert hook under the 3rd stitch of chain, * draw up a loop, work off as D. C, skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in each of the next 7 stitches, yarn over, insert hook under the 8th stitch of chain from last D. C, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4—Same as row 2.
Row 5—With color work 1 S.C. in each of the first 3 stitches, yarn over, insert hook under the 4th stitch of row 2, draw up a loop, work off as D. C, * skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in each of the next 5 stitches, yarn over, insert hook under the 6th stitch from last D. C. of row 2, work off as D. C, skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in next stitch, 1 D. C. in next stitch of row 2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6—Same as row 2.
Row 7—With color work 1 S.C. in each of the first 4 stitches, 1 D. C. in the 5th stitch of row 4, * skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 D. C. in the 4th stitch from last D. C. on row 4, skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 D. C. in the next stitch, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 8—Same as row 2.
Row 9—With color 1 S.C. in each of the first 5 stitches, 1 D. C. in the 6th stitch of row 6, * skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in the next stitch, 1 D. C. in the next stitch, 1 S.C. in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 D. C. in the next stitch, repeat from * across.
Row 10 – Same as row 2.
Row 11— 1 S.C. in each of the first 6 stitches, * 1 D. C. in the 7th stitch of row 8, skip 1 stitch, 1 S.C. in each of the next 7 stitches, repeat from * across.

This completes one-half of the diamond, reverse from row 10 to 1 to complete the diamond.

Now start the Manhattan stitch as follows, using No. 5 needle.
Row 1—
With colored yarn and right side of work toward you, draw up a loop in 3rd stitch, insert hook back in 1st stitch, draw up a loop, draw up a loop in 3rd stitch, draw up a loop in 1st stitch, draw up a loop in 3rd stitch, draw up a loop in 1st stitch, * yarn over hook, draw through all 7 loops on hook, chain 1, draw up a loop in the same stitch where last stitch was drawn, skip 1 stitch, draw up a loop in next stitch, repeat alternately until there are 7 loops on hook, repeat from * across, ending with 1 D.C. in last stitch, chain 3, turn.
Row 2—Draw up a loop through space after D. C. of preceding row, * draw up a loop through next space, repeat alternately until there are 7 loops on hook, yarn over, draw through all 7 loops, chain 1, draw up a loop in same space with last loop, repeat from * across, ending with 1 D. C. in last stitch, chain 3, turn.
Work 8 rows color, 2 rows white, 8 rows color, this completes the Manhattan stripe, work alternately
1 of Diamond, and 1 of Manhattan until there are 3 Diamond and 2 Manhattan.
With white yarn make a row of shells all around, having 8 D. C. in each shell, fastened down with S.C, finish with picot edge of colored yarn.

manhattan stitch detail

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