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Diamond Step Shawl

Updated: Mar 15, 2021


Free Crochet Pattern


When younger I fondly remember playing dress up with a super cosy shawl of my grandmother's, it was unusual with a collar to the shawl. The Diamond Step Shawl has been designed with this childhood memory in mind, created as a diamond shape to give you a cosy collar, by folding over the top flat edge.


The step blocks form an intricate detail in the body of the shawl and a pretty finishing edge for the shawl. The grids give an extra detail outlining the deep v shaping of the shawl.


Using an over large hook this gives a wonderful flow to the shawl, even before blocking. As with all my patterns there are both UK and US versions available for you.


I Used

  • 4 x Stylecraft Batik DK; 138m per 50g ball; 80% premium acrylic, 20% wool. Sample in Cherry 1904.

  • US size 10/6mm crochet hook

  • lobster clasp stitch marker for the centre point

  • wool needle

Size

The sample measurements are 46” wingspan, 42” depth after blocking.


Gauge

13 sts x 8 rows = 10cm /4” square in tr before blocking. Gauge is not crucial to this project but will have an impact on the final size and amount of yarn required.


Pattern Notes

  • Count the number of steps each side of the centre point to make sure they match up.(Row 9)

  • Count the number of grids each side of the centre point, if these do not match the shawl will become skewed quickly. (Row 7)

Schematic













Abbreviations - UK Terms


dc double crochet

ch chain

tr treble crochet

htr half treble crochet

ch sp chain space

rep repeat

sk skip

st(s) stitch(es)


Special Stitches

Step block: (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in the same st, skip 3 sts, dc

Grids: (tr in tr, 1 ch, tr in dc, 1 ch)



Instructions

3 ch, join in a circle with a slip stitch


Row 1: 1 Ch, 5dc in the ring. Turn (5 sts)

Row 2: 2 Ch, htr in first stitch, [1 ch, htr in next stitch] 5 times. Turn (11 sts)

Row 3: 3 Ch, tr in first stitch, [tr in ch sp, tr], 2 ch, (tr in ch sp, tr) repeat to end. Turn (7 sts, 2 ch, 7 sts)

Row 4: 3 Ch , tr in first st, 1 ch [tr, 1 ch] 6 times, (tr, 2 ch, tr) in the 2 ch space, 1 ch [tr, 1 ch] repeat to the turning chain, 2 tr in the turning chain. Turn (8 st, 2 ch, 8 st)

Row 5: (Dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in the 1st stitch, [skip ch sp, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in next tr] x 3, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) x 2 in centre 2 ch space, [skip ch sp, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in next tr] x 3, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in tr, dc in top of turning chain. Turn (10 steps)


Place a stitch marker in the dc stitch between the centre two step blocks (between block 5 and 6).


Row 6: 4 ch (as tr and 1 ch), dc in 3 ch loop, [1 ch, tr in next dc, 1 ch] repeat until centre dc, (tr, 1 ch, tr) in centre dc, [1 ch, dc in 3 ch loop, 1 ch, tr in next dc] repeat to end, dc in top of 3 ch. Turn


Move the stitch marker to the 1 ch sp in the centre group of sts.


Row 7: 4 ch (as tr and 1 ch), skip ch sp, [tr in tr, 1 ch, tr in dc, 1 ch] repeat to centre, ( tr, 2 ch, tr, 1 ch) in centre space, [tr in tr, 1 ch, tr in dc, 1 ch] repeat to end, tr in 3 rd st of turning chain. Turn


Move the stitch marker to the 2 ch space of the new centre stitches.


Row 8: 3 ch (as tr), tr in ch sp, [2 tr in each ch sp] to centre 2 ch sp, (2 tr, 3 ch, 2 tr) in centre 2 ch sp, [2 tr in each ch sp] to turning chain, tr in 3rd ch on turning chain. Turn


Move the stitch marker to the 3 ch space of the new centre stitches.


Row 9: 1 ch, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in first tr, [skip 3 st, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in next st] repeat to the centre, (dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) x 2 in the centre 3 ch sp, [(dc, 3 ch, 3 tr) in next st, skip 3 sts] repeat to last st, dc in last st.


Move the stitch Marker to the dc in the middle of the two Step Blocks in the centre 3 ch space.


Repeat Rows 6 to 9, shawl increased 4 diamond blocks with each repeat, until the end of the yarn making sure to finish with Row 9.


Fasten off and b