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


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.