There are so many amazing crochet designers and teachers out there, I like to take the chance to highlight them when I can - so today I'm sharing a guest tutorial by my good friend and amazing crocheter Linda Dean!
Linda Dean blogs at Linda Dean Crochet and Linda designed the 2nd square for the MooglyCAL2019, as well as one of the last ones for 2018! Linda is also the current president of the Crochet Guild of America, a busy and well-respected crochet instructor, and a crochet expert. So I'm very excited that she's here today to tell us all about crochet Love Knots, aka Solomon's Knot!
Thank you Moogly for inviting me to share the classic Love Knot, a.k.a. Solomon’s Knot, with your readers. This is a very light and airy stitch that lends itself well to projects that you want to have a delicate look, and the name itself is pretty fitting for today, Valentine’s Day.
Creating the stitch is relatively simple, and for everyone that creates, the stitch is definitely unique to the maker. Meaning that no two Love Knots are the same. The approach is simply this:
Step 1: Pull the loop up as long as you would like the airy part of the stitch, and chain.
Step 2: Insert the hook in the back bump of the long looped chain you just created.
Step 3: Essentially work a single crochet by: Yarn over, pull through a loop, yarn over pull through 2.
Check out my visual step by step tutorial if you need some visual assistance with this understanding: CLICK HERE
Even though the stitch itself is relatively straight forward, the confusion usually comes from how to work the additional rows, and thus create a fabric. This is done my slip stitching into the “join point”, or the completion of step 3 of the stitch, after a love knot is created.
In simpler terms, when you finish a love knot stitch, you would then slip stitch into a previously completed Love Knot. The variation comes within a pattern as to how many love knots to create and then skip, before working these slip stitches to create a various lace pattern.
If you would like to try your hand at a Love Knot pattern, check out my free “Gotta Love that Shawl” pattern: CLICK HERE. It allows you to create a good size lacy shawl, in most cases, with only 1 skein of yarn. It really makes splurging on a specialty yarn cost effect and still having a beautiful outcome.
I hope you fall in love with this classic crochet technique!
Thank you again to Linda for this fantastic look at the Love Knot! Be sure to check out Linda Dean Crochet for more fantastic patterns and articles on crochet - and join the Crochet Guild of America while you're at it too! Linda and I will both be at the Chainlink Conference this summer and would love to see you there!
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Great stuff here.
Loved the design & concept Linda.
Can this stitch be used to make a market tote?