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Diamonds are Forever Scarf (FREE PATTERN)

Like many of my pattern ideas, I’d had this one in my mind for a while… It wasn’t until my Mum told me her and Dad had booked themselves a lovely long trip away to New Zealand that I thought this would be a perfect time to get the pattern out of my head and onto a hook!

Mum has always loved the idea of scarves, but doesn’t really like the feeling of something tied around her neck – I’m the total opposite: I love feeling rugged up to the point of only seeing my eyes! But not mum – so I wanted to make a (1) reasonably light-weight scarf that (2) could be worn many ways, but (3) would always look quite pretty. And to be honest, I think I’ve done a pretty good job of meeting that project brief!

(1) This scarf is light-weight thanks to the beautiful, soft James C Brett Baby Shimmer DK yarn; and DK yarn is kind of your ‘middle of the weight range’ yarn (more on that in another post, very soon!) so it’s thin, but still perfect for projects like this. The lightness of the fabric is also thanks to the somewhat lacey design, with the holes between each ‘diamond’. Plus all this ‘lightness’ is perfect for all types of weather, so it’s a great accessory to have on hand all year round.

(2) This scarf can be worn many ways – at least four (4) ways that I’ve been able to discover! And I really love how the slit / keyhole turned out, which can be used to slide the other end of the scarf through to hold it in place around your neck. This was perfect for my mum as it meant it wasn’t too tight around her neck, but wouldn’t get blown away either. The slit / keyhole otherwise hides itself away when you start tying the scarf up in other ways.

(3) This scarf always looks pretty – I think it does anyway… The diamond pattern didn’t come out quite as I imagined (I didn’t really want the lines in between each row of diamonds, but I haven’t worked out how to remove them) – but nevertheless, they still look quite nice. And I adore the James C Brett Baby Shimmer yarn – it’s glamorous with its slight shine, without being too glitzy and sparkly. And white is my favourite colour (I know, I know: white technically isn’t a colour) so I especially love the crispness of this scarf, and the fact that it would go beautifully with any outfit.

I think this pattern is reasonably straight forward as it’s quite repetitive so it should be quick to pick up. If you know how to single crochet and double crochet (US terms), and once you figure out the 3dctog stitches (three double crochets together), then you’re set! I think this is a great one for beginner-intermediate crocheters who know the basics of crochet and are ready to start branching out into something a bit more exciting than just rows of half double crochets, or standard granny squares (but hey, we all have to start somewhere – and that’s exactly where I started!)…

And remember: Mother’s Day is this weekend for our Aussie mums! *wink wink*

Diamonds are Forever
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Materials:

  • James C Brett Shimmer Baby DK (white)
  • J10 / 6mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations (US):

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet two-together
  • dc3tog = double crochet three-together
  • fsc = foundation single crochet (optional)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st  = slip stitch
  • st = stitch

Instructions:

1. The scarf

[if you decide to add a fringe, leave a long tail (approx. 5”) when creating the initial slip knot]

Row 1: ch 38, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch, turn (37)

Optional Row 1: 37fsc, turn (37) – complete this row 1 option if you feel comfortable with foundation single crochet; otherwise complete row 1 above

Row 2: ch 3 [counts as first dc], 1dc in each st, turn (37)

Row 3: ch1, 1sc in same st, 1sc in each st, turn (37)

Row 4-11: repeat row 2 and 3

Row 12: ch 3 [counts as first dc], 2dc in same, (skip 2 st, 3dc in next st) x12, turn (39)

Row 13: ch 2 [counts as half of first dc], dc2tog, (ch 3, dc3tog) x12, turn (13)

Row 14: ch 1, 1sc in same st, (2sc in ch3 space, 1sc in top of dc3tog x12, turn (37)

Row 15-75: repeat row 12, 13 and 14

Row 76: ch 3 [counts as first dc], 2dc in same, (skip 2 st, 3dc in next st) x12, turn (39)

Row 77: ch 2 [counts as half of first dc], dc2tog, (ch 3, dc3tog) x3, ch 18, (dc3tog, ch 3) x3, dc3tog, turn

Row 78: ch 1, 1sc in same, (2sc in ch 3 space, 1sc in top of dc3tog) x3, 17sc in ch 18 space, (1sc in top of dc3tog, 2sc in ch 3 space), x3, 1sc in top of dc3tog, turn (37)

[row 77 & 78 creates the slit in the scarf to be able to pull the other end through when wearing it]

Row 79-119: repeat row 12, 13 and 14

Row 120-129: repeat row 2 and 3, tie off

[again, if you decide to add a fringe leave a long tail (approx. 5”) after tying off – otherwise sew in the ends]

2. The fringe

If you’re adding a fringe:

  1. Cut 76x 10-inch lengths of yarn.
  2. Using 2 lengths at a time, pull them through the first single crochet stitch on one of the short ends so that you have half (approx. 5-inches) on either side of the scarf. It will now look like there are 4 strands of yarn.
  3. Tie an overhand knot with all 4 strands of yarn, with the knot as close to the edge of the scarf as possible, to secure it to the scarf
  4. Do this in every second single crochet stitch along both short ends of the scarf.

 

Don’t forget to pin this pattern to your Pinterest so you don’t lose it… And I’d love to see your finished Diamonds scarf, so please share your photos. Happy crocheting! Pixel Heart

Like many of my pattern ideas, I'd had this one in my mind for a while... This scarf is light and elegant, easy to wear all year round.

 

3 thoughts on “Diamonds are Forever Scarf (FREE PATTERN)”

  1. I tend to think of crochet scarves as not being soft enough to wrap round your neck but this one looks really pretty and flowing so I think it will go on my long project list! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! It is definitely a super soft scarf.

      My tip for you when crocheting scarves, if you haven’t tried this already, is: always go up a hook size or two more than suggested for the yarn you’re using – that way the stitches are much bigger and looser, and the fabric comes out lovely and soft! 🙂 (Of course, choosing a soft yarn helps too.)

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