I was inspired to create this design (technically it’s a variation of Flower Lattice) by a crochet blanket I found on the Yarnspirations website. They called it “Little Dots Will Do Ya,” but I remembered it as a play on the old Brylcreem commercial, “A little dab’ll do ya.” That’s why mine is called Diamond Dabs.

Diamond Dabs, front

Diamond Dabs, back

Diamond Dabs

INSTRUCTIONS

R1: P
R2: U1, *(O2, U1, O2, P7) x 2, O2, U1, O2, U1
R3: (U3, O1, U3, P5) x 2, U3, O1, U3
R4: P6, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P6
R5: (P7, O2, U1, O2) x 2, P7
R6: Rpt R4
R7: Rpt R3
R8: Rpt R2
R9: Rpt R3
R10: Rpt R4
R11: Rpt R5
R12: Rpt R4
R13: Rpt R3
R14: Rpt R2
R15: Rpt R3
R16: P

*The O2, U1, O2 construct is unusual looking, but don’t be intimidated by it. Follow exactly what’s written and it will work out.

This is a close-up of the O2, U1, O2 stitch combination. It might look a bit different, but it works.

Shout out to Brian Whitley for naming this pattern; his was one that jumped out at me as I read, and stuck with me later on when I wasn’t at the computer. I had a hard time selecting a name from the many excellent suggestions made by the members of the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. (I’d run out of ideas for names and had resorted to calling my new designs Uuuuh 1, Uuuuh 2, etc. “A Run on Diamonds” was formerly known as Uuuuh 4b.)

A Run on Diamonds

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Several names suggested themselves to me for this design—most containing some form of the word diamond. In the end I decided to name it after Dame Diana Rigg who starred in the movie I watched while weaving this square. (I was watching In This House of Brede, based on the book of the same name by Rumer Godden. I could go into my lifelong obsession with Rumer Godden’s writing, but won’t. I enjoyed the movie very much. It was very thought-provoking.)

Diana

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