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.
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
The sample measurements are 46” wingspan, 42” depth after blocking.
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.
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)
Abbreviations - UK Terms
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
htr half treble crochet
ch sp chain space
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)
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