Updated: Mar 15
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)