13 Dec

tutorial – Solomon’s knot aka lover’s knot

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

In this post, I want to introduce you to a very lovely crochet stitch: The Solomon’s knot stitch. This particular crochet stitch is also known as the “Lovers Knot.” This stitch is ideal for scarves and shawls with an open and airy structure.

The Solomon’s knot stitch gives a beautiful result when worked in a very thin yarn as well as when it is made in a thicker yarn. And because the stitch is very “airy”, it also gives very quick results. Perfect for when you need a last minute present!

Do not be put off by the many steps, this stitch is easier than it seems!

Solomon’s knot step by step

In this example I used a relatively thick acrylic yarn, to be able to show you well how to work it. However, as said, the result is also very nice when using a very thin and light fluffy yarn like a kid-silk type yarn. These instructions are written in American English crochet terminology.

Row 1

1. Crochet 2 chains.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

2. Make a single crochet in the first stitch of the chain. Insert your hook under both loops of this first stitch.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

3. Make the loop on the hook bigger, with this it is important to maintain a constant size. I used my finger to assist with this. Next, make a yarn over and loosely pull up a loop through the enlarged loop.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

4. Insert the hook from front to back through the enlarged loop you just created. Yarn over and pull up a loop through the first loop on the hook. You now have two loops on your hook.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

5. Again make a yarn over and pull through both loops on the needle. You have now created one elongated loop.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 for a multiple of 2 + 3 times. When starting with Step 2, insert the hook in the single crochet (the “knot”) that has been made last. In this example, I repeated steps 2 to 5 for a total of 7 times.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

Row 2

7. Turn piece, skip the first four knots, insert the needle in the middle of the next knot (the fifth from the hook) and make 1 single crochet.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

8. Make 2 elongated loops by working steps 3 to 5 as before, followed by steps 2 to 5 once more.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

9. Skip 1 knot, insert the hook in the middle of the next knot and make 1 single crochet.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

10. Repeat 8 and 9 until the end of the row, finish with 1 single crochet in the last knot.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

Row 3

11. Make 2 elongated loops by working steps 3 to 5 as before, followed by steps 2 to 5 once more. Turn the piece.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

12. Make 1 single crochet in the next knot.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

13. Make 2 elongated loops by working steps 3 to 5 as before, followed by steps 2 to 5 once more. Skip 1 knot, insert the hook in the middle of the next knot and make 1 single crochet. Repeat this until the last knot of the previous row.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

14. Make 2 elongated loops by working steps 3 to 5.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

15. Then insert the hook into the knot of two rows below and make an extended loop. Then, make a yarn over and loosely pull up a loop through the enlarged loop. next, repeat steps 4 and 5.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

Row 4

16. Make 2 elongated loops by working steps 3 to 5 as before, followed by steps 2 to 5 once more. Turn the piece.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

17. Skip 1 knot and crochet 1 single crochet in the next knot.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

18. Repeat steps 16 and 17 until the end of the row and finish the row with 1 single crochet in the last single crochet/knot.

Crochet the Solomon's knot - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until your work has the desired height.

And this is how to work the Solomon’s knot stitch!

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