My grandparents are coming up on their 60th wedding Anniversary in a few months’ time and I have been thinking about making them some “his and hers” diamond themed scarves as a gift (since we can’t afford to give them actual diamonds)!
I came across this diamond infinity scarf, and I think it could work well for both men and women. I haven’t tried this exact one yet as there are a few birthdays and Christmas gifts to be getting on with first.
One of the birthdays coming up is my dad’s. I had been planning on making a regular scarf for him, and so I have made a modified version of the diamond pattern scarf as I wanted to try out the special fptrc2tog stitch.
I used 3 colours (grey, blue, and mustard) of rowan all seasons cotton yarn and a size 6mm hook.
The pattern is worked in rounds about an initial starting row to keep it symmetrical and to keep down the number of ends which need weaving in (you could modify it to work backwards and forwards in rows if you prefer).
Special stitch: Front post treble crochet 2 together (fptrc2tog).
This makes a V-shaped stitch in front of the work with the two arms of the V being worked around the posts of sc stitches 2 rows below. All the V’s worked side by side make the zigzag pattern.
Work the first fptrc2tog as follows:
- Yarn over hook twice, insert hook horizontally (from front to back to front again) behind the “post” of the 2nd sc in the initial start row, yarn over hook and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). *Yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from *, 2 loops left on hook (one arm of the V made).
- Yarn over hook twice, skip 3 sc posts, insert hook horizontally behind the next post. Yarn over hook and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). *Yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from *, 3 loops left on hook. Yarn over hook, draw through all three loops.
- There will be an “unworked” stitch left in the row below (behind the newly made fptrc2tog stitch).
The remaining fptrc2tog stitches of round 2 are worked the same but with the first arm of the V worked around the same post as the last arm of the previous stitch.
After round 2 the fptrc2tog stitch is worked around the top of the previous fptr2tog stitches rather than the sc posts (except at corner locations).
Starting with your first colour (grey in my case), chain 187 (or any multiple of 4 +3 stitches).
Initial row: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc to end, ch2 (counts as 1 dc) and turn.
Now work back along the single crochet stitches, but at the end rotate the piece to continue working into the same chain as the initial row, thus working in rounds from now onwards.
Round 1: 1dc into each st to last st, work 2sc into the side of the dc just made, sc into the sc in the intitial row, (2sc, 1dc) into 1st ch, dc in each ch to end, work 5sc across the dc just made and end sts, join with a sl st and fasten off.
(You should now have a long strip with 5 sts plus 2 corner sts at each end.)
Round 2: Join the 2nd colour (in my case this was mustard) into a corner st (to work along the long edge).
2sc, *fptrc2tog, 3sc, repeat from * to first corner, 3sc in corner st, 5sc, 3sc in 2nd corner, 2sc, *fptrc2tog, 3sc, repeat from * to 3rd corner, 3sc in corner st, 5sc, 3 sc in final corner, join with a sl-st into starting sc.
Round 3: ch2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around but work 3 dc into each of the 4 corner sts. Join with a sl-st and fasten off.
Round 4: Join the 3rd colour (in my case this was blue) into any st directly above an fptrc2tog st along a long edge.
2sc, *fptrc2tog, 3sc, repeat from * until the 1st corner, work the last arm of the last fptrc2tog into the post of the 2nd dc in the corner st (this will make an extra zigzag arm to the previous round). 2sc.
#3sc in corner st, 2sc, fptrc2tog (working the first arm into the same location as the last arm of the previous fptrc2tog and the last arm into the central sc of round 2), 3sc, fptrc2tog (mirror the previous st for the arm locations), 2sc, 3sc into 2nd corner st, 2sc.
Continue to work in (fptrc2tog, 3sc) pattern until the 3rd corner and repeat from #. Continue in pattern until the round is complete, joining with a sl-st.
Round 5: Repeat round 3.
Round 6: Repeat round 4 (with first colour). At the short edges add in an extra fptrc2tog st to keep pattern.
Round 7: Repeat round 3.
Round 8-9: Repeat rounds 6-7 (with 2nd colour).
Round 10: Joint colour 3 and sc around entire piece putting 3 sc into each corner st. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Block as desired.