Pictured here: two different variations of a the same theme, which is a diamond nested within a square nested within another square. Lately I've been playing with embedding simple geometric shapes inside other simple geometric shapes, then using bunches of these patterns together to create an afghan.
The square on the left shows my first attempt at crocheting a diamond square to coordinate with my series of mix and match afghan squares.
While I like that one OK, I thought perhaps it could be improved on, so I created the second one, pictured on the right. I like this one even better.
There are nice things about both versions. The first version is noteworthy because it makes significant use of all three of the colors I've been using throughout the series of afghan squares. The second version of the diamond emphasizes two colors, with the third color being used sparingly as an accent.
If all goes according to plan, both of these afghan squares will occupy a spot in my mix and match afghan when it is complete. I can't wait to get this one finished!
Update: Both of these squares, plus others, were incorporated into this custom crochet afghan. The free patterns are available on our website for you to use. We hope you'll enjoy 'em.
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I've also begun a page listing diamond crochet patterns. So far it's a short list, but I'm sure that it'll grow in time.