Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Rhombus Crochet Afghan

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern
I'm so excited to be sharing my rhombus afghan crochet project with you. 

I really enjoyed making this crochet project, it worked up nice and fast providing that wonderful gratification a quick project gives you. I didn't keep track of the time I spent on it but I made it up over about a week.

To begin I worked up a few rhombus rows in each colour.

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

By beginning every other rhombus row in the middle rather then at the point the row nest together wonderfully.

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

The colour scheme sort of developed as I went, edging some of the rows in contrasting colour and some in the same colours. 

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

Joining the rhombus rows was interesting, A third colour would have been nice but I only had my 2 colours to work with. It all worked out in the end.

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

The edging and the joins give this wonderful three dimensional feel and a wonderful textural contrast that doesn't really come through in the photos the way it does in real life.

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free patternrhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

Trying to get photos was a bit of a challenge with my little helper, Geri the Wonder Dog doing her bit. She was not impressed when I shooed her off. 

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern

Click here for the pattern.

rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan with free pattern


rhombus (diamond) crochet afghan



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