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Diamond Shawlette – Free Crochet Pattern

I bought beautiful silk ombre mini skeins when I visited Unravel. In this post you find a free pattern to turn a set of 5 mini skeins into a great to wear shawlette. As an alternative, any 100g skein of DK weight yarn will also work beautifully.

Resources

Materials

Willow Knits is an indie dyer who dies predominantly silk yarns and blends.

Tip: Replace the 5 mini skeins with any 100g skein of DK weight (silk blend) yarn.

Size

The size of my shawl is approximately 200cm (78″) wide and 15cm (6″) deep.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US crochet terms. If you are more familiar with UK crochet terms, please see this conversion table for the most common terms.

  • ch – chain
  • tr – treble crochet
  • tr2tog – two trebles worked together
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side

Preparation

Turn the 5 mini skeins into one yarn cake by winding the individual skeins into a single cake, attaching a new color to the old color as you go. Arrange the colors light to dark.


Diamond Shawlette – Free Crochet Pattern

© Esther Dijkstra 2019. All rights reserved.

This is a pattern with a two-row repeat which you continue till your yarn is finished.

Row 1 (WS) Ch265, tr2tog with the legs in 7th and 10th ch from hook, *ch2, tr2tog with first leg in same position as previous tr2tog and second leg in 3rd ch so there are two empty chain stitches between the legs of the tr2tog; repeat from * to end. Turn.
[86 tr2tog, 1 tr]

Row 2 (RS) Ch4 (counts as tr here and further), tr in next tr2tog, *ch2, tr2tog with the first leg in the current tr2tog-stitch and the second leg in the next tr2tog; repeat from * to last tr2tog. Ch2, tr2tog with legs in last tr2tog and 4th ch of turning ch6, ch2, tr in 4th ch. Turn.
[85 tr2tog, 2 tr]

Row 3 (WS) Ch6 (counts as 1tr and ch2), tr2tog in current tr and next tr2tog, *ch2, tr2tog in current tr2tog and next tr2tog; repeat from * to end where the last leg of the tr2tog is worked on the turning ch4 of Row 2. Turn
[86 tr2tog, 1 tr]

Rows 4 and further
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 till the end of the yarn finishing on a RS repeat. Depending on your yarn and personal tension, you will be able to make 8 to 12 rows. I was able to make 10 rows. Fasten off at the end of the last row.

Chart

The chart shows the general pattern of the wrap on a smaller number of repeats. For practical purposes I have not done the full 265 chains for row 1.

 

Video tutorial

This pattern is based on a similar pattern, my Diamond Shawl pattern. In the video I don’t make the full 265 chains for row 1, but only 22. Nonetheless, everything you need to know to make this shawl is in the video.

Finishing

Work away all yarn tails. I believe that it’s really important to block the shawlette. The reason is that the diamond patterned stitches need to be opened up to show the diamonds fully and to accentuate the pointed ends of the shawlette. Blocking your wrap will add significantly to the beauty of your finished work.


Maybe you would like to make a Diamond Shawlette of your own. Feel free to share your work on my Facebook page, tag me on Instagram with #itsallinanutshell, or share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook. I would love to see your beautiful creations.

With love,

Esther

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