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Rustic Diamond Scarf – Christmas CAL!

Free crochet pattern, the Rustic Diamond Scarf in Puzzle yarn from Premier. Part of the Christmas in July CAL 2018

This nicely textured scarf is easy to stitch with a two-row repeat, and a yarn that slowly changes color as you stitch!

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First off – here’s some info about the CAL this pattern is a part of:

How the 2018 Christmas in July CAL Works

Pia from Stitches n Scraps and Marie from Underground Crafter have teamed up with 14 crochet designers to bring you a month full of patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season. Each week will have a theme.

Week 1 (July 2-6): Babies, Kids, and Teens

Week 2 (July 9-13): Home

Week 3 (July 16-20): Women

Week 4 (July 23-27): Men

Week 5 (July 30-31): Roundup of Roundups and End-of-CAL giveaway

During Weeks 1-4, new patterns will be released from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, visit Stitches n Scraps and Underground Crafter for even more gift ideas and to learn more about great end-of-CAL giveaway prizes from Page Street Publishing, Global Backyard Industries, LoveCrafts, and Akerworks.

Share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to enter for your chance to win!

How To Join the 2018 Christmas in July CAL

You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.

Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CrochetChristmasInJuly on all social media.

If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Scrappy Stitchers and Underground Crafters Facebook groups or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.

By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 16 awesome projects. Get ready for the holiday season while having fun with us!

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Softie CAL post as it is released.

So my mission in life was to come up with something men might like to wear. Not that most crochet patterns are gendered, mind you, but I took that prompt to mean something textured rather than lacy, and warm rather than (or in addition to!) decorative. And as in all of my scarf patterns, I was really looking for a stitch pattern that looked good on both sides, and this one filled the bill.

The Rustic Diamond Scarf is easy to stitch once you get the hang of where to stick the hook – and isn’t that always the way in crochet? I have made a video for you that I will link below but here is the pattern.

Both sides of the free crochet scarf pattern Rustic Diamond Scarf from Hooked for Life.

Finished Size: 10″ wide x 72″ long or desired length (you can probably go up to 108″ or so before you rung out of yarn!)

Materials:

2 skeins Premier Yarns Puzzle (bulky weight; 100% acrylic; 7 oz/328 yds). Colorway shown is Dominoes #1050-18

Hook size K/10.5/6.5mm or size needed to obtain a pleasing fabric – gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Notes:

Ch-3 counts as 1 dc throughout.

It’s important to keep the angled stitches on the RS of the work! Sometimes you will be working behind previously made stitches and sometimes in front but the angled stitches are ALWAYS on the RS.

Scarf:

Ch 29.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 28 sc

Row 2 (RS): (Sk next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in skipped st keeping this angled stitch on RS of work, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in each of 2 skipped sts working behind angled st so that stays on RS of work, dc in each of next 4 sts) 3 times; final rep ends with only 1 dc after the diamond. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3 (WS): (Sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in each of 2 skipped dc working in front of angled st so that stays on RS of work, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in skipped dc keeping this angled st on RS of work, dc in each of next 4 dc) 3 times; final rep ends with only 1 dc after the diamond. Ch 3, turn.

Close up of pattern stitch for Rustic Diamond Crochet Scarf, a free pattern from Hooked for Life.

Rep Rows 2 – 3 for pattern until work measures 72″ or desired length, ending with a WS row, and chaining 1 to turn after that last WS row.

Final Row: Sc in each st across. End off.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends; block if desired. I didn’t block it – I liked the elasticity of the fabric the way it was, and I didn’t think it needed any side edging.

Thanks for stopping by!

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