Front Post Double Crochet Diamond Scarf

20 Dec
Front Post Double Crochet Diamond Scarf

Front Post Double Crochet Diamond Scarf

Here’s my latest lovely that I think turned out quite well if I do say so myself.   This has to be the fastest scarf that  I have ever worked up!  The pattern looks gorgeous and complicated but is actually easy to do once you get the hang of Front Post & Back Post Double Crochet.  I don’t know about you, but alternating between the two in a pattern always requires a bit of mental gymnastics on my part.  (The extra mental exertion always causes my tongue to poke out in concentration.  I don’t know how, but somehow crocheting with my tongue poking out like a loon helps.)

Front Post Double Crochet Diamond Scarf

The pattern is basically shells that increase in size as you work that are framed by diagonal front post and back post double crochets.  The result is this beautiful diamond-like pattern that I absolutely adore.  I chose a crimson tweed yarn for this particular piece.  The recipient is fond of tweed and hounds-tooth and I thought this to be a perfect fit for her.  Once I was done, I made another once in a deep crimson yarn sans the tweedy bits.  It too turned out to be lovely but found its way into some wrapping paper before I remembered to take a photo.  Oops.  These completed my Christmas gifts for the season and they were wonderful pieces to end on.

Once again I pulled the pattern from my favorite pattern reference book.  I know, I know.  You want a free pattern to link to!  You don’t want to have to go out and buy a book!  But trust me, this is well worth the purchase.  You’ll thank me in the end.

I’ll be absent for the next week as we travel back to Georgia to spend Christmas with my side of the family.  With the trip being 18 hours one way, I may need to bring some yarn along with me just in case.  Surely I can come up with something wonderful in 18 hours!  Suggestions are welcomed.  :]

I hope that you and yours enjoy the Holiday season and I’ll see you again before New Years!


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