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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Learn to Crochet - Solomon's Knot Video Tutorial

A lacy crocheted scarf or wrap is sometimes just the perfect accessory for your spring or fall wardrobe, or a beautiful and thoughtful gift for someone special. Here is a stitch that works up fairly quickly and could be worked in a fine fancy yarn, or something big and chunky, and come out quite nice. It's called Solomon's Knot, and it's fun to do!


Solomon's Knot - CrochetHere you can see the small sample I worked up and used to demonstrate the stitch in the video below. It looks complicated, but in fact is quite simple, as long as you pay attention to where you put your hook when making the knot.

Watch the video, and then grab some yarn and a hook and stitch along with the video until you get the hang of it. It's fun to do and turns out so pretty.


video

Solomon's Knot

Beginning chain is a multiple of 4, plus 2 extra.

Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in second chain (ch) from hook. Work a double knot (see video). Skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, *1 double knot, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next stitch.* Work from * to * to the end of the chain. Work 3 single knots for the 3-knot turning 'chain'. Turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in center of last double knot of previous row. *1 double knot, 1 sc in center of next double knot of previous row.* Work from * to * across the row. Work 3-knot turning 'chain'.

Turn and repeat Row 2 until desired length. End last row with a double knot instead of a 3-knot turning 'chain'. To finish, work (3 sc, sc in center of double knot) across and finish off.


I'll be using this stitch for a new project very soon. Have you ever used this stitch? What kind of project do you think it would be good for? I'd love to know what you think.

Happy Stitching!


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5 Comments:

  • Mary Grace...that makes a really pretty stitch, doesn't it? I'll have to try it out sometime....I have got to get a couple of knitting projects done, before I begin another crochet project...LOL! Thanks for another great video....I've never heard of that stitch before!
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry, At February 27, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

  • Thank you so much for this video!! I am teaching myself to crochet and I can't read patterns, I have to see it. I am half way through the scarf and it looks awesome.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At December 27, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

  • THANK YOU for this tutorial! I've watched several other videos, but yours explains it the best for me. I was getting rather frustrated until I found your site. I'm excited to now know a new stitch. Thanks again!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM  

  • I used these instructions with chunky yarn and a size 13 crochet hook to make a beautiful, textured baby blanket. Blogged about it here (http://bit.ly/WdJvxi), and included a link to this page. Just thought I'd let you know. Thanks for the inspiration!

    By Blogger Meg, At October 2, 2012 at 9:18 AM  

  • It *finally* makes sense! Thank you! :) :)

    By Blogger Jess, At May 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM  

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