Saturday, February 8, 2014

Diamonds and Columns Infinity Scarf

A simple stitch sequence forms this light diamond scarf pattern. The alternating columns of diagonals and straight stitches creates an interesting texture. 
I used about 2/3s of a skein on Simply Soft in Blue Mint with an I hook. 
* ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as first dc. 
*diagonal block: dc in indicated st, ch 3, 3 dc around last dc worked
Ch 29
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sk next 2 chs, diagonal block in next ch, sk 2 chs, dc in each of next 3 chs* repeat from * to * to end, ch 3, turn. 
Row 2: dc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of diagonal block, ch 2, dc in each of next 3 sts* repeat from * to *, ch 3, turn
Row 3: dc in each of next 2 sts, *diagonal block in next sc, dc in each of next 3 sts,* repeat from * to *, ch 3, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3. 
Fasten off, stitch ends together, and weave in ends. 
All finished!
The diamond shaped stitch pattern makes for a great simple project. My scarf is about 72" x 7". 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

26 comments:

  1. Hi Alyssa, your scarf is gorgeous! Love the color too.Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful scarf! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Susan Jones

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  3. Hi, having trouble with the turning ch, my 1st row ends with a block diag, then ch 3 turn, Row 3 says doub in next 2 stiches, but w/the turn ch it makes 3, looking at the other end, there is only 1 doub and a turning ch.
    I love this pattern and I want to get it right.
    thanks :)

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    1. Your first row should end with three double crochet stitches. I think if you can fix that, that should fix the problem of having one stitch on the one side. Also, the ch 3 turning chain counts as a double crochet stitch. Maybe you weren't counting it as one?
      I hope that helps, but feel free to comment again if it doesn't.

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  4. Thank you Alyssa, I will try again :)

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  5. thank you alyssa, it took me a few minuted the get the pattern in my head, but am enjoying the process. I love the color.

    Lemongrass

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    1. It is a wonderful, mindless pattern once you get used to it. Enjoy it!

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  6. Love this pattern (and the color you chose) ! I'm definitely going to make this scarf, but this stitch would be so pretty in other items. I have visions of a lapghan in soft sage . . . Thank you so much for the gorgeous pattern!

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    1. It would make a beautiful lapghan, I'm sure.
      Thank you for your kinds words!

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  7. I wanted to know if this scarf could be made with caron yarn instead of red heart yarn. You have such talent and thank you for showing us your Art.

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    1. Simply Soft is by Caron, so I would say definitely! You can use whatever yarn you want.

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  8. I don't understand what you mean by "3 dc around last dc worked.

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    1. Instead of making the next dc into the next stitch, dc around the stitch you just worked three times. It's also called working around the post sometimes.

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  9. Hello, I had the same problem as Anonymous of July 1, in that one end was a block diagonal, & the other end was 2 dc. After four tries & much frustration, I realized that in row 1, after dc in fourth chain, we need one more dc before starting the pattern. So, chain 29, then dc in 4th & 5th chain. This makes 3 dc on both ends as it should be. Hope this helps. It really is a beautiful pattern, can't wait to finish!

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    1. You're right, you do need to have three dc sts on either side. I'm surprised this got past me for so long!

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  10. The cowl is beautiful! Do you have a gauge so I can tell that I'm not too loose or too tight? Thanks!

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    1. I never gauge my work actually, since I figure it's a scarf not an actual garment (I do gauge those!) but with the pattern here, I can't tell you what a four inch square would be. The block of three dc is 3/4" wide and 1" tall, if that helps.

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  11. Nice scarf! I like the stitch it looks lovely ! :)

    Lisa
    Needles and Wool (needlesandwool.blogspot.com)

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  12. This was such an amazing read. I always find something interesting in your blogs and at artisna.com as well. That is a wonderful place to buy Online Handmade Silver initial necklace online. Anyway, thanks so much and congrats on your articles!!

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  13. Is the "3rd ch of the diagonal block" meaning of the "chain 3's" the 3rd one going back or the actual 3rd one done??

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    1. The 3rd ch of the diagonal block is referring to the ch 3, which then has 3 dc worked around it.

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  14. I guess I don't understand how to "work around it". I looked up Diagonal block and it looked to me like you went into each of the loops of the double crochet????

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    1. If you pretend that the dc is a stitch, you have to ch3, and then work 3dc around that dc. Basically, you cover it up with the 3dc.

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