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Diamond Lattice Neckwarmer crochet pattern

In preparation for my move back to the Great White North later this week, I decided to crochet myself a new neckwarmer. I used my Diamond Lattice Neckwarmer pattern and a cosy merino-silk blend yarn, and look what I ended up with…

diamond lattice neckwarmer crochet pattern by planetjune

Don’t you just love it? I do!

I was a bit worried about the wool content in my yarn, especially around my neck where I’m extra sensitive, but I gave it a long soak in my favourite Soak Wash (just in case) and, after blocking and drying, I can report that the yarn is soft and not at all scratchy on my neck. (It’s KnitPicks Gloss DK Yarn in Velveteen, in case you were wondering…)

As the finishing touch, I discovered I had two adorable hazelnut buttons in my button box:

diamond lattice neckwarmer crochet pattern by planetjune

(I have no idea when/where I bought the buttons, but aren’t they amazing? So realistic!)

And now I can demonstrate that this is truly a unisex pattern. It works so well for men or women…

diamond lattice neckwarmer crochet pattern by planetjune

I can attest that it works up really quickly, and it was fascinating watching my cable design taking shape – I designed it so long ago, it felt completely new to me, even though I was following my own pattern.

If you’ve already bought the Diamond Lattice Neckwarmer pattern, I’ve updated it with the new photos and yarn details, so feel free to download it again from your PlanetJune account! If you haven’t picked it up yet, now’s a great time πŸ™‚

And don’t forget that you can also buy it as part of the value-priced Custom Set of any three PlanetJune Accessories – a bargain if you’re looking for crochet patterns for Christmas gifts (or just for yourself)! Here are all the other pattern choices:

PlanetJune Accessories crochet patterns

Treat yourself to a Custom Set of your favourite three PJ Accessories patterns here πŸ™‚

And – bonus for me! – now I have a new headshot of myself wearing my new neckwarmer, to replace the photo I’ve been using as my profile photo for over 7 years:

June Gilbank - PlanetJune

Hi there!

It’s so nerve-wracking changing my photo everywhere, but I really don’t look or feel like the me in the old photo any more, so it’s time to be brave and freshen things up with a photo of the 40-year-old me πŸ™‚

6 Comments »

  1. Rita M Karaffa said

    I really Love your new cowl! I am also glad that you finally updated your profile pic. You look absolutely Fabulous! I will have to give this pattern a try . It is quite unique.

    • June said

      Thank you, Rita! I feel like the new photo shows I’m making a fresh start to go with my new life in Canada πŸ™‚

  2. Sherry Park said

    I left a note on your FB page, before I found this page. I do love your new photo. You are very attractive.

    I would love to have the pattern for the Diamond Lattice Neckwarmer, but am concerned I may not be able to do the stitches correctly. Is it necessary to make button holes?

    • June said

      Sherry, you do need to use front and back post stitches to form the cable lattice, but these are explained with photos in the pattern if you aren’t familiar with them, or need a refresher. And you’ll laugh when you see how easy the buttonholes are – it’s just chain stitches – so nothing to worry about there!

      All PlanetJune pattern licences also come with support from me if you need it, so I can help you by email if you do have any difficulties with the pattern πŸ™‚

    • Alicia Brink said

      I have found all of June’s patterns very easy to work up. She writes detailed instructions and lots of pictures are in the pattern. June and the people on her Raverly site are very supportive if you run into any problems or questions.

  3. Nancy said

    I very rarely buy patterns because there are so many free ones out there but I fell in love with this one and had to buy it! I found it very doable even as someone who Is relatively new to crocheting. I had never done front and back post stitches and enjoyed learning how to do them. Also, I am left handed and the pattern had descriptions and photos for us too!! You do need to pay attention and it’s not one to do mindlessly while watching TV but it is well worth it!! I made it for my sister but will definitely make one for me too!!

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