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Aran Diamond Throw
July 17 2017
August 1 2017
Project info
Aran Diamond Throw
Aran Hearts Throw by Bonnie Barker
Hooks & yarn
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Stylecraft Special Double Knit

This is going to be a smaller throw this time. I was intending to make it for one of the babies to be born to friends of my daughters, but I got a little carried away and made it too big, so it will be a lap quilt throw instead and I will try to make a smaller one to be suitable for a baby next time.

Because these blankets are made lengthwise, I always seem to struggle to get an oblong blanket. I must make an effort to make the panels smaller.

Not sure whether I will add the hearts to the centre panel, or perhaps do diamonds instead. Diamonds won.

I can’t believe how rusty I am, I kept making the most silly mistakes at first. Probably because I have been knitting doll’s cardigans for weeks and am out of practice with only one stick instead of two!

Note to Self:

When adding the top and bottom borders in woven stitch, don’t forget to work a sc row first, for a neater finish.

For a few tips see below:-

There are Youtube tutorials for all of Bonnie’s patterns here

Popcorn - 4 + 1 over 4 rows (I always use dc instead of sc and don’t change hook size as recommended, (I make my Popcorns with 4 dc ch1 sc ch1 4dc popcorn).

Cable = 3 + 1 over 2 rows

Arrow = 4 + 2 over 2 rows

Celtic Weave = 4 + 2 over 4 rows (I would use a size larger hook for this one as it does nip in at the edges)

Basket-weave = 6 + 1 over 6 rows (I always use a size smaller hook for this pattern and work an extra row of beige before and after the basket-weave to give a neater appearance).

You can view all of my Aran Throws here


184ch = (183 sc)
cables = 60 (4.00mm)
popcorns = 45 on 1st row 46 on 3rd (4.00mm)
arrows = 45 (3.75mm)

Centre panel (diamond) I used 3.50 hook and decreased stitches by 10 to 173. This helps to keep the edges straight.

Diamond panel, I used 3.50 hook

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July 17 2017
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  • Project created: July 17, 2017
  • Finished: August 2, 2017
  • Updated: February 13, 2018
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