Navajo Indian Diamond Crochet Pattern 60 x 40 inch Blanket/Afghan and Pillow Cover.




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Size: 60" x 40"  or 72" x 52" Blanket/Afghan and Pillow cover.

Yarn: acrylic weight 4
colors in order of pattern:
chain dark red
3 rows of dark red
1 row of bright red
3 rows of light gray
1 row of black
3 rows of raspberry
1 row of bright white
3 rows of beige or off white
1 row of brown

If you are doing a 40x60 inch blanket and pillow cover you will probably need about 20 skeins.
3 dark red, 3 light gray, 3 raspberry, 3 beige, 2 bright red, 2 black, 2 bright white and 2 brown

Hook I used is size I 5.50 mm

Note: Do not turn work, cut off at end leaving a 3" tail for fringe.

sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
blp=back loop only
flp=front loop only
st=stitch
ch=chain
sl st=slip stitch
( )=Repeat what is in parentheses

All single crochets are made in back loops of sitches.

All double crochet are made in front loop of sitch in second row from top.

You can make any size you like with this formula: 2 ch needed at beginning 3 ch + 1ch for knot at end, ch in multiples of 20 in middle.

Slip knot at the begining is for fringe knot. Ch1 at end is for knot. Do not work in these knots.

Cast on using single crochet stitch. Please watch video tutorial to learn how to do this.

Using Dark red yarn  Ch 246 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.   [Ch 286 for 72" x 52" size]

Rows 1: Using Dark red yarn cast on with sc,  1sc in each st,  ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 2: Using dark red yarn Cast on with sc in blp, 1 sc blp in each st. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 3: Using dark red yarn Cast on with sc in blp, 1 sc blp in each st. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 4: Using bright red yarn cast on with sc blp, 1sc blp in next  st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  ( 1sc blp in next 19 st, 1dc flp of second row from top.) Repeat until end of row. Leave last 2 st 1sc blp, Ch1 cut yarn  leaving 3" tail.

Row 5: Using light gray yarn cast on with 1sc blp, 1sc blp in next 2 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 17 st, 1dc flp of second row from top, 1sc blp in next st, 1dc flp of second row from top) repeat until end of row. Leaving last 2 st 1sc. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 6: Using light gray yarn Cast on with sc blp, 1sc blp in next 3 st, 1dc flp of second row, (1sc blp in next 15 st, 1dc flp of second row from top, 1sc blp in next 3 st, 1dc flp of second row from top) repeat until end of row Leaving last 3 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 7: Using light gray yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 4 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 13 st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 5 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 4 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 8: Using black yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 5 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 11 st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 7 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 5 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 9: Using raspberry yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 6 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 9 st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 9 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 6 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 10: Using raspberry yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 7 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 7 st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 11 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 7 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 11: Using raspberry yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 8 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 5 st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 13 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 8 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 12: Using white yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 9 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next 3 st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 15 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 9 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 13: Using beige yarn cast on with sc blp,  1sc blp in next 10 st, 1dc flp of second row from top,  (1sc blp in next st, 1dc flp, 1sc blp in next 17 st, 1dc flp, ) repeat until end of row Leaving last 10 st 1sc blp. Ch1 cut yarn leaving 3" tail.

Row 14: Using beige yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blpin next 10 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 17 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 10 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 15: Using beige yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 9 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 3 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 15 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 9 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 16: Using brown yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 8 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 5 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 13 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 8 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 17: Using dark red yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 7 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 7 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 11 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 7 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 18: Using dark red yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 6 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 9 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 9 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 6 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 19: Using dark red yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 5 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 11 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 7 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 5 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 20: Using bright red yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 4 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 13 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 5 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 4 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 21: Using light gray gray yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 3 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 15 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 3 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 3 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 22: Using light gray yarn cast on with sc blp, 
1 sc blp in next 2 st, (1dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 17 st, 1 dc flp in second row from top, 1 sc blp in next 1 st) repeat until end of row leaving last 2 st 1 sc blp. Ch 1 cut yarn leaving a 3" tail.

Row 22: go back to row 5 in written pattern start from there and repeat all rows after row 5. Adjust color of yarn accordingly. Keep repeating pattern until finished.
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