Black diamond pullover – free crochet pattern

This is a simple crochet pullover, made out of motifs that are joined as you go.

Yarn – I have used 2 yarns held together: Yarnart Tulip, and a cone yarn that’s a combination of mohair and a thin metallic thread. Together, they feel like a sports weight, about 400g in total for the whole garment.

Hook – 3 mm

Sizing – my pullover is M/L size. The body measures approximately 48cm wide and 52 cm long. Each motif measures about 12 cm across the diagonal.

Here is the schematics of how the motifs are joined together to make up the pullover – the front is depicted in blue, and the additional motifs for the back are in green. In total, my sweater used 93 square motifs, and 11 triangles.

Instructions

Start with the first square, following the instructions for the square motif. Once your first diamond is done, continue making more diamonds, joining them as you go, following the above schematics. I have first completed the from part of the body, starting with a diagonal strip that goes from the shoulder and goes all the way to the bottom, then finished the bottom part in the round, then created top f back, and finished off with sleeves. You can of course use any order that you are comfortable with. I then added triangle motifs to the bottom of the pullover, and to the top of the back.

To finish the garment, I used ribbing pattern: 1st round: round double crochet across; 2nd and following rounds: ch3, (FPdc, BPdc) until the end. I did 5 rounds for the bottom edge and the neck opening, and 3 rounds for the sleeves.

For the neck opening, I did 2 decreases (dc2tog) in the middle and for each of the shoulders.

Square motif

Round 1: Start with ml, ch 3, 15 dc in magic loop, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch.

Round 2: Ch3, dc in the next st, [ch 5, dc in next 2 st]x7, ch 2, dc in the 3rd ch to join the round

Round 3: Ch, sc in the same ch-sp, [ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 5, sc in the same ch-sp, ch5, sc in next ch-sp]x3, ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 5, sc in the same ch-sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-sp to join the round

Round 4: Ch, sc in the same ch-sp, [ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, (dc, ch, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, ch 3, sc next ch-sp]x 3, ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, (dc, ch, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, ch1, hdc in next ch-sp to join the round

Round 5: Ch, sc in the same ch-sp, ch5, sc in next ch-sp, [ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, (3dc, ch3, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, ch 3, sc next ch-sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-sp]x 3, ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, (3dc, ch3, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in the first sc of the round, b/o

Triangle motif

Round 1: Start with ml, 10dc in ml, turn,

Round 2: ch5, [dc in next 2 st, ch5]x3, dc in next 2 st , ch 2, dc, turn

Round 3: [Ch5, sc in next ch-sp]x3, ch5, sc in the same ch-sp, [ch5, sc in next ch-sp]x2, ch 2,dc, turn

Round 4: Ch5, dc in the 2ch-sp, ch3, sc in next ch-sp, ch5, sc in next ch-sp , ( ch3 dc ch3 dc, ch3 sc) in next ch-sp, ch5, sc in next ch-sp, ch3, (dc,ch1, DC) in next ch-sp, turn

Round 5:  Ch 4, 3 dc in the ch1-sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, [ch5, sc in next ch-sp]x2, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, [ch5, sc in next ch-sp]x2, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 1,dc) in next ch-sp

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