Welcome to Creations by Courtney for the Diamond Trellis crochet stitch tutorial!
It’s has been a goal for 2021 to create more tutorials to accompany the published crochet patterns, and I’m even working on videos to go along with it. ??
The Diamond Trellis Stitch or Diamond Stitch is created in a four-row repeat using front post treble crochet, double crochet and single crochet stitches.
The third row is likely the trickiest row because it set ups the beginning of the diamonds, but once the first row of front post treble stitches are made and remembering to work into the ch-1, it’s an easy pattern to remember and make.
Multiples needed for the stitch
The Diamond Trellis Stitch requires a multiple of 4+3 when starting with a foundation chain that will be worked into.
If you’re like me and like to use foundation stitches whenever possible, this stitch will require a multiple of 4+2 in foundation single crochet.
- The first row of front post treble stitches will be worked around the first row of single crochet, and foundation single crochet are not as easy to work around.
- The CSDC of each row is included in the total st count. It can be replaced with a ch 3, but a noticeable gap will form.
- Be sure to sk the st behind each FPtr and FPtr2tog.
- All FPtr2tog have 3 skipped sts btw each leg of the st to create half of the diamond shape.
- All FPtr2tog and FPtr are linked to create the diamond shape.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
CSDC: Chainless starting double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Fptr: front post treble crochet
FPtr2tog: front post treble crochet 2 together
RS: right side
Sc: single crochet
CSDC: pull up a loop to height of row, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
FPtr: YO twice, inert hook from front to back to front around indicated st, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times
Fptr2tog: *YO twice, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times**; sk next 3 sts, rep from * to **, YO, pull through all 3 loops
Red Heart Soft
Furls Crochet Odyssey, size I-9/ 5.50mm
Step by Step Instructions
- Ch 19
2. Starting in the second ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, turn – 18 sc
3. CSDC in first st or ch 3, dc in each st to end, turn – 18 dc
4. Ch 1, FPtr around 3rd sc 2 rows below (sk 3 sts between the legs; don’t forget to sk the sc behind the FPtr), sc in next 3 sts
5. *FPtr2tog beg around same sc 2 rows below (connects to the first FPtr), sc in next 3 sts, rep from * until 2 sts remain, FPtr around same st as last FPtr2tog, sc in last st, turn
6. CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
*Make sure to place the last dc in the first FPtr of the previous row.
7. Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, FPtr2tog around 1st and 4th st 2 rows below (connects to make first diamond)
8. *Sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog; rep from * until 3 sts remain, sc in last 3 sts, turn
9. CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
10. Repeat Steps 4-9, but working around the same st as previously made FPtr and FPtr2tog to connect and make the diamond shape
Row 1: Starting in second ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, turn – 18 sc
Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn – 18 dc
Note: Be sure to skip a st behind each FPtr and FPtr2tog; skip 3 sts between each leg of the FPtr2tog and work around the next sc 2 rows below.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, FPtr around 3rd sc 2 rows below, sc in next 3 sts, *FPtr2tog beg around same sc 2 rows below, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * until 2 sts remain, FPtr around same st as last FPtr2tog, sc in last st, turn
Row 4: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, FPtr2tog around 1st and 4th st 2 rows below (connects to make first diamond), *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog; rep from * until 2 sts remain, sc in last 2 sts, turn
Row 6: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
Next Rows: Repeat Rows 3-6 until desired length
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Check out step by step in video below. Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever worked this stitch before.
That’s all there is to making the Diamond Trellis Stitch in crochet. Have fun creating lots of crochet projects.
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