Tag Archives: texture

Diamond Trail Scarf Pattern

diamond-trail-wm2-small.jpg My latest design project is a pattern for a one-skein scarf that’s easy enough for beginning crocheters.

The model was made using Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue. Gauge isn’t critical for this pattern, but I wanted something with good stitch definition and CSS fit the bill.

The pattern is for sale at Crochet Cottage.


The Harmony of Stitch and Color

diagonal-boxstitch-005-small.jpg diagbox-relief.jpg diagbox-relief2.jpg This morning, I’d laid my work down to walk to the kitchen for a cup of coffee and, as I was walking back into the living room, the light from the windows cast just the right angle of light to show the full dimensional effect of the stitches in conjunction to the color bands. Along with the bands of color created by the SWS yarn, the diagonal box stitch created bands of ridges, only visible from certain angles. And from different angles, the appearance changes to reveal a basketweave effect.

This is what makes crochet exciting…..when color and stitch combine to produce unexpected results that surprise and delight!

diagbox-scarf.jpg Paton’s SWS, Natural Earth, 2 skeins. J hook. Diagonal Box Stitch. Finished size 3 1/2″ x 63″.