It’s been a while, but I come with exciting news…
I have written up my first beginner level crochet pattern. It’s been tested by some of my fantastic Instagram pals who have provided me with lots of constructive feedback and encouragement to keep going with it.
It is one thing crocheting as a hobby, but actually designing and getting it just right, I feel is much more complex.
One of the most useful things that I have followed along the way and a total ‘must read’ for those wanting to do this too is the Dora Does blog for:
My free pattern can be found here (below) or downloaded from Love Crafts. I hope that you enjoy making it as much as I did creating it!
V ‘My Diamond’ Scarf Pattern
You will need the following materials to make this scarf:
- 1 x King Cole Curiosity DK 150g 480m
- 4.0mm crochet hook
- Yarn darning needle
- Stitch marker(s) optional
- You could use another DK yarn of your choice. Use a hook size that is suitable for the yarn that you choose
- Tension and gauge is not important when making this scarf
- The finished scarf when blocked should measure approximately 166cm from end to end and 24cm across at the widest point
Stitches in UK terms and abbreviations
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- slst – slip stitch
- tr – treble crochet
- v-st – v stitch
- tr2tog – treble two together
Pattern notes and adaptations
- ch1 does not count as a stitch throughout increase or decrease rows
- You can use stitch markers to mark rows for ease of counting if you wish
- If you would like a longer scarf and are not using a colour changing yarn cake you can make the centre section of v stitch as long as you like and then start on the decrease section when your scarf is the desired length. You will use more yarn
- You could sew tassels or pom poms to the ends of the points with any leftover yarn
It is created by working 1 treble crochet, chain 1, treble crochet into a single stitch (tr, ch1, tr).
Row 1 – ch3, place 2tr in the first ch from hook, 1tr into next st, turn (3).
Row 2 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 2 st, turn (4).
Row 3 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 3 st, turn (5).
Row 4 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 4 st, turn (6).
Row 5 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 5 st, turn (7).
Row 6 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 6 st, turn (8).
Row 7 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 7 st, turn (9).
Row 8 – ch1, 2tr in base st, 1tr in next 8 st, turn (10).
Continue in this fashion until you have reached the end of row 37, turn (39).
V stitch rows
Row 38 – ch3, skip 1 st, *[tr, ch1, tr] in next st, skip 1 st*, repeat from * to * ending with tr in last st, turn (56 st and 18 v-st in row).
Row 39 – ch3, [tr, ch1, tr] into each ch sp from the previous row, tr in last st, turn (56 st and 18 v-st in row).
Rows 40 to 87 – repeat as row 39, turn.
(50 v-st rows).
Row 88 – ch3, tr into each tr from the previous row, turn (38).
Row 89 – ch1, tr into each st across until the last 2 st remain, tr2tog (one is end ch), turn (37).
Row 90 to 124 – ch1, tr into each st across until the last 2 st remain, tr2tog (one is end ch), turn (36).
Continue as above until there are 2 st left, tr2tog and slst to fasten off.
Sew in tail ends at top and bottom of points and you can block to even out the shape if you prefer.
That’s it! Thank you so much for making this pattern.
This pattern has been created and written by Marcia Dring ‘au fait crochet’ and must not be distributed. You can of course make this pattern to sell but please do credit me as the designer when doing so.