Diamond Knitting Patterns
Diamonds are a knitter’s best friend – diamond motifs that is — in diamond lace, diamond cables, diamond stitch patterns, diamond colorwork in these knitting patterns, most are free.
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For other shape motifs, see
Free Knitting Patterns
Diamond Lace Sweater
A simply shaped pullover sweater worked in garter stitch with diamonds outlined by eyelets.
Susan’s Blissful Sunset Cardigan
Kathy Zimmerman’s cropped cardigan with three-quarter sleeves features diamonds formed by cables and openwork lace.
Gala Print Cardigan
Lana Grossa designed this bell sleeve cardigan with diamond lace pattern. Great for multi-color yarn!
In Between Seasons Hat
Adult and Child sized hat with diamond lace pattern designed by Elena Nodel. Great use for multi-colored yarn in the body to contrast with the lace band. Sizes Small – Extra Large; 18-24″
Designed by Melissa Leapman for Cascade Yarns, this long-sleeved pullover sweater features a diamond cable pattern. Woman’s Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Cabled Rangoli Beret
Technically, Desi Knitter’s design is not based on diamonds but “inspired by an 8-point lotus-shaped ‘rangoli’ design my mother makes, one of the many rice-powder free-hand designs drawn outside many South Indian homes”, but the cable pattern, especially for houndiesmom’s project, looks like a diamond shape to me.
This purse design by Knitwise features a diamond brocade pattern. Approximate size 27cm wide 20cm high 7cm deep.
Jo Strong designed this cowl with alternating panels of diamond (checkerboard) lace mesh and garter stitch. She recommends two lace weight yarn strands knit together or fingering weight yarn.
Classic Cables Afghan
Moss stitch adds textures to the diamond cable trellis in this throw. Knit with two strands of yarn together on US 11 needles. Approx. 46″ [117 cm] wide x 60″ [152.5 cm] long.
Cable and Lace Baby Blanket
Designed by Yarnspirations with diamond lace and cables. Approx 36″ [91.5 cm] square.
Jasseron Pullover Sweater
Becky Wolf designed this intriguing pullover with feminine lace sleeves and ballet neckline contrasting with a casual body. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Amy Christoffers designed this lace stole for Berroco that forms a geometric diamond pattern.
Diamond Patterned Bag
This roomy bag is knitted mainly in garter stitch with a diamond-patterned panel across the front measures 43cm wide x 38cm deep
Modern Argyle Pullover Sweater
Nancy Rieck’s sweater features a diamond argyle pattern with cables and twisted stitches. Sizes 32-52
Top Down Summer Lace Cardigan
Vera Sanon’s cropped short-sleeved cardigan is knit seamlessly and features a diamond lace detail. S (34-36), M(38-40) L/XL(42-46)” XXL(47″)
To Zola With Love Wrap
Kay Meador’s lace prayer shawl features a central medallion panel of diamonds. Great for multi-colored yarn!
Easy shrug by DROPS Design features a diamond lace pattern. Worked flat in one piece. Size: S/M – L – XL /XXL – XXXL
Embroidered Wrist Warmers
Knit and Crochet Now designed these two-color fingerless mitts with a diamond pattern embellishment. Yarn is also available at the pattern site.
Teresa Gregorio designed this hoodie pullover sweater with diamond pattern trim. Sizes 28″ – 54″
Enya Fair Isle Shawl
Rita Maassen’s shawl is knitted in fair isle from the bottom up with diamond colorwork.
Lacy Diamond Purse
Designed by Jill Chatelain, this bag is 9.5″ wide by 7.5″ in length.
Diamond Cashmere Poncho
The diamond pattern and fringe of the Vintage Cashmere Poncho designed by Pierrot Yarns for DK yarn is topped off by a collar.
Perfect edging for decorations, table settings, dresses, and shawls, especially for weddings.
Patterns for Purchase
Matterhorn Long Fingerless Mitts
There are three distinct cables in the mitts with the center cables forming a diamond pattern.
Diamond Weave Hat
Clear & simple instructions along with picture tutorials make this a beautiful & fun project. Sized for teens and adults.
Diamond Funnelneck Pullover
This sweater features a pretty slip stitch diamond pattern, dolman sleeves, and funnel collar. Finished Size: 40 (44, 47 1/2, 51 1/2, 55 1/2, 59)” bust circumference.
Cottage Baby Blanket
Not only does this baby blanket have diamond lace edging and border, the other motifs are knit in concentric diamond shaped panels. This pattern is one of 21 patterns in the Interweave Knits Summer 2015. Designed by Ava T. Coleman, this counterpane is a variation on a popular pre–Civil War pattern called Grandmother Anderson’s Pattern.
Finished Size 46” square.
Reversible Smocked Head Wrap
Quick project for reversible ear warmer with diamond smocking.
Chunky Lace Scarf
A lovely diamond pattern is trimmed with fringe. Finished size is 9 1/2″W x 60″L, excluding fringe.
Tuscany Lace Tunic
This well structured pattern allows for a balance between a flattering stabilizing yoke continuing into a lovely draped diamond patterned lace lower tunic. Sizes 36 (40, 44, 48)” (91.5 [101.5, 112, 122] cm) finished bust circumference
Woodland Walk Headband
This headwrap features diamond cables. This headband comes in 4 different sizes (length x width).
Sign of Four Scarf
This scarf features solid and openwork diamonds.
Trimble Court Scarf
Reversible argyle scarf double knit with a diamond motif.
Last Minute Afghans
Made as smaller separate pieces that are joined together later, the knit patterns inLast-Minute Afghans are fun, fast and great for on-the-go knitting. Knit with bulky yarn or two strands of yarn knit together. On sale for only $3.49 at Annie’s. That’s about 58 cents per pattern!