Friday, December 7, 2012

Solomon’s Knot

by M. J. Joachim
Now don’t get yourself all tied up in knots over this one. I tried that, becoming more befuddled by the moment, as I looked through a few resources with instructions about Solomon’s knot. Turns out, it’s not nearly as difficult as all that, and once you get the hang of it, it’s actually quite fun – oh, and very quick to make too J

Step 1:  Start with a large loop

Step 2:  Yarn over, draw yarn through loop

Step 3:  Insert hook behind 1st loop and make a single crochet stitch

*Solomon’s knot is 2 parts, consisting of the large loop + the single crochet stitch
[Repeat Step 3 until your base is the length you want it to be.]
Step 4:  Working from right to left, single crochet in the 5th knot from your hook

Step 5:  Make 2 more Solomon’s knots (large loop + sc behind it)

Step 6:  Skip 1 knot and make a single crochet in the next knot

[Repeat Steps 5 & 6 across first row, finishing with a single crochet in the last sc.]
Step 7:  Start next row by making 3 Solomon’s knots; skip 1st knot, single crochet in next knot

[Repeat Steps 5 – 7 to continue pattern.]
Note:  Large loop size works best when it is ½ inch to an inch long. However, you can vary this, depending on your project and the overall appearance you are trying to achieve.
Oh, and don’t forget to check in with the Lots of Crochet Stitches Website Updates. I added an original snowflake pattern to the site yesterday, plus those stars I told you about earlier this week.
That’s all for now, kind followers. Looking forward to seeing you again soon J
M. J.
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