Solomon’s Knot Tutorial

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With the evening getting cooler I found it was time to put way my summer wardrobe and exchange it for my winter one. Away with the short sleeves and out came the sweater’s and scarves. One of the items I retrieved was a scarf I had crocheted around twelve years ago and it was crocheted using a stitch called, Solomon’s Knot. Over the years I have received many compliments for it. Unfortunately I have not seen it in many patterns since and I thought, “What a wonderful stitch to share with my bloggers!”

Sometimes I will take out my crochet dictionary and practice learning new stitches that look interesting. It was in one of those times that I first become acquainted with the Solomon’s Knot.  The next step after mastering the stitch was to start looking for patterns which uses that stitch and this is when I discovered that there was not a lot of patterns using this stitch and so I decided to accept the challenge and crochet a scarf without one. It soon became one of my favorite scarves. However this now, twelve year old scarf has begin to wear and show signs of use, so I decided to crochet a new one.

When I crocheted this scarf, I crocheted 20 1 chain loops in my foundation row and then crocheted how many rows I needed until it was the desired length. With the pattern being so easy, it makes this the perfect pattern for anyone to duplicate.

I used a gray wool with the K hook.  This is the time you should stop reading and get your yarn and hook and get ready to learn this beautiful new stitch.

Solomon’s Knot or Lover’s Knot

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start out with a slip knot and a chain 2 (pictured above)

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single crochet into the first chain (pictured above)

 

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Row 1: Pull up loop on hook to usally about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Yarn over and draw a loop through extended loop on hook, (pictured above)

Note:  The taller the loop, the more open the lacey and open you work will look.

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I use my thumb to keep the strains separated.

Note: To make the loops even you will need something as a guide, I personally used my thumb.  You could use a ruler or anything that would help you keep the loops the same size.

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insert hook from front to back into the loop just made, (pictured above)

Note: There should be two strains on the bottom and one on top of hook.  Again I use my thumb to keep the strains separted.

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yarn over and draw through, there are now 2 loops on hook, (pictured above)

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yarn over and complete your single crochet. (1 chain loop compleated)  (pictured above)

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Repeat this process 19 more times.  This should give you a total of 20 – 1 chain loops.

Note: make sure all your single strains are on the top and your double strains are on the bottom.

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Row 2: Turn, skip the first four single crochet (or knots), insert hook into the center of the next single crochet

(pictured above)

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then work a single crochet.

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Then crochet 2 chain loops

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Skip two chain loops,then single crochet into the next single crochet. Repeat across until you come to the last single crochet. Single Crochet into the last single crochet.

Note: This gives you your first complete row of Solomon’s knot.

Note: This is an open stitch which means it goes really fast once your get started on it.

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Row 3:  Work 2 – 1 chain loops (pictured above) and turn

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Single crochet into next single crochet. (forming a triangle)  (pictured above)

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Crochet 2 – 1 chain loops (pictrued above)

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skip 1 single crochet (which is also skipping 2- 1 chain loops)  single crochet in next single crochet, (pictured above)

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then repeat across until you have 1 – 1 chain loop left unworked (pictured above)

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work 1 – 1 chain loop (pictured above)

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in the last sc, work 1 – 1 chain loop.  Row 3 compleated (pictured above)

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Row 4:  Turn, work 2 – 1 chain loops (pictured above)

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skip 1 single crochet and work a single crochet in second single crochet (pictured above)

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repeat across, ending with the last single crochet. (pictured above)

 

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired length

I hope your enjoy crocheting this stitch as much as I did. Remember if you would like to duplicate my scarf, I crocheted 1 chain loops across and then end with the row that give me my desired length.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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12 Responses to Solomon’s Knot Tutorial

  1. daniellajoe says:

    I love that stitch it so easy and versatile

  2. KerryCan says:

    That doesn’t look too hard! Thanks for the lesson!

  3. I am glad you enjoyed this post. This is one my favorite stitches and it is a really easy stitch to learn. I hope you enjoy trying it KerryCan.

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  5. Tricia Curry says:

    This is a great turorial, but Im confused at the end of row 3, what do you mean work a loop into the sc? Could you explain a little more where and when a draw up the loop and when I sc in it? I’d really appreciate you help

  6. When you have finished row 3 you should work a loop and then work into the last single crochet of row 3. This loop will then be used in the row 4. I hope this helps. If not please let me know.

  7. qanknit says:

    I’m surprised that you weren’t able to find many patterns done in/with this stitch. I just put Solomon’s Knot into Ravelry’s pattern search and got more than 300 matches! OK, not every one is correct, but more are with it than are not.

    Whatever, I thank you for the lovely photo-tutorial. It’s been over thirty years since I made a shawl in this stitch. Since then it’s been given away and the pattern is lost somewhere in my wool-room.

  8. When I wrote this post, I was getting most of my patterns from hard copy. I only started recently to look for patterns on the internet. Now I am downloading several a week. It is a beautiful stitch and I am glad you enjoyed the post.

  9. Thank you……I had forgotten this stitch. I am going to try it in mohair!

  10. This stitch looks great with mohair! Let me know how it comes out. I post picture of finished projects on my Facebook page.

  11. Noreen Slatter says:

    How can a circle be achieved? I am attempting a centre piece. Two friends who have been crocheting for years, tried to help and we’ve all given up on the pattern. Any help will be appreciated.

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