I would like to show you a summer version of my Diamond Shawl, along with the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make it. The original one is very much a winter shawl because of the Mohair yarn used together with a Scheepjes Whirl cake to make a warm wrap. This summer version of the wrap uses a fun and bight Whirl, but you can use any shade you like.
- 1 x Scheepjes Whirl (60% Cotton / 40& Acrylic, 225g/1000m) – Fruity O’Tutty (763)
- 4.0mm (US G/6) hook
Scheepjes Whirl is a twined, slow color changing yarn cake with a handsome 1000m per cake. There are many shades to choose from, including several shades of Woolly Whirl which is a natural fiber alternative, and Frosted Whirl which contains a sparkling thread.
The size of my shawl is approximately 50cm (22inch) x 250cm (100inch). However, the yarn is very stretchy, so I expect that it will become larger with use.
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
Diamond Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern
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This is a pattern with a two-row repeat which you continue till your yarn is finished. Work with the Whirl and Mohair Rhythm yarn together, in other words you will have both yarns on your hook at the same time. You can start on either side of the Whirl.
The wrap starts with 112 chain stitches, this makes the height of the wrap. If you wish to change the height you need to add or subtract multiples of 3 stitches to the base chain.
Row 1 (WS) Ch112, 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. [35 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. [34 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. [35 tr2tog, 1 tr]
Rows 4 and further Repeat Rows 2 and 3 till the end of the yarn, finishing on a Row 2 repeat. Fasten off at the end of the last row.
The chart shows the general pattern of the wrap on a smaller number of repeats. For practical purposes I have not done the full 112 chains for row 1.
I have made a short video showing the first 3 rows of the pattern. In the video I don’t make the full 112 chains for row 1, but only 22. Nonetheless, everything you need to know to make this shawl is in the video.
I believe that it’s really important to block this wrap. The reason is that the diamond patterned stitches need to be opened up to have the full effect of the design visible. Blocking your wrap will add significantly to the beauty of your finished work.
Maybe you would like to make a Diamond Shawl of your own. Feel free to tag me on Facebook or Instagram, 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.
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