The Diamond Daydream Scarf is made up of clusters, shells, and chains. I haven’t written many patterns, so please let me know if something is unclear or wrong. Thanks in advance! (Please be gentle, I’m fragile! haha).
Diamond Daydream Scarf
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: I used Bernat Bamboo which is considered a 5 – Bulky weight. I used 4 skeins of the Bamboo, which are 2.1 oz each. My scarf ended up being 6 inches wide by 5 foot long. (Personally I don’t think this yarn is very bulky, but hey, whatever floats Bernat’s boat!)
DC – Double crochet
Ch – chain
St – stitch
YO – Yarn over
Shell – A shell consists of 4 Double Crochets in the same 1 stitch, which is the ‘tip’ of the cluster from the row below.
Cluster – A cluster is worked over the 4 stitches from the shell in the row below.
To make the cluster:
- Yarn Over (YO), insert hook through the first stitch of the shell, YO, draw the yarn through the stitch, YO, draw the yarn through first two loops on the hook. You should have 2 loops still on the hook.
- YO, insert hook through next stitch, YO, draw the yarn through the stitch, YO, draw through first two loops on the hook. Now you should have 3 loops left on hook.
- YO, insert hook through next stitch, YO, draw yarn through the stitch, YO, draw through first two loops on hook. 4 loops left on hook.
- YO, insert hook through next stitch, YO, draw yarn through the stitch, YO, draw through first two looks on hook. YO, pull through all remaining 5 loops left on the hook.
Note: A half cluster works steps 1 – 3. At end of step 3, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Chain 24 + 3.
Row 1: 2 DC in 4th st from hook. *Chain 2, skip 2 st then work a cluster over next 4 st. Ch-2, skip 2 st then work a shell in the next st.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch-2, work a half-cluster over last 3 st.
Row 2: Ch 3 (this counts as first DC). 2 DC in next st. *Chain 2, then work a cluster over the 4 st of the shell below. Ch-2, work a shell in the top st from the cluster below.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch-2, work a half-cluster over last 3 st (3rd st is the top st of the chain 3 from row below).
Repeat Row 2 until scarf is desired length. Finish off row and weave tails into scarf.
NOTE 1: I have started a second scarf using Deborah Norville Everyday yarn ( 4 worsted weight) using an I hook. The scarf is almost 7 inches wide. My Mom tested the pattern using Bernat Softee Baby yarn (3 sport weight) and a size G hook and the scarf is approximately 4 inches wide.
NOTE 2: This pattern should easily transfer into an afghan pattern by doing the chain in multiples of 24 then adding +3 at the end of the chain to be the turning chain/first DC.