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.
To get the patterns, scroll down to the individual pattern you want and click on the pattern link.
For other shape motifs, see
Free Knitting Patterns
Diamond Lace Sweater
Instructions for knitting lattice diamond stitch.
Susan’s Blissful Sunset Cardigan
Kathy Zimmerman’s cropped cardigan with three-quarter sleeves features diamonds formed by cables and openwork lace.
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.
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.
Lacy Diamond Purse
Designed by Jill Chatelain, this bag is 9.5″ wide by 7.5″ in length.
Patterns for Purchase
Matterhorn Long Fingerless Mitts
There are three distinct cables in the mitts with the center cables forming a diamond pattern.
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.
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
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!