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
start out with a slip knot and a chain 2 (pictured above)
single crochet into the first chain (pictured above)
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.
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.
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.
yarn over and draw through, there are now 2 loops on hook, (pictured above)
yarn over and complete your single crochet. (1 chain loop compleated) (pictured above)
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.
Row 2: Turn, skip the first four single crochet (or knots), insert hook into the center of the next single crochet
then work a single crochet.
Then crochet 2 chain loops
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.
Row 3: Work 2 – 1 chain loops (pictured above) and turn
Crochet 2 – 1 chain loops (pictrued above)
skip 1 single crochet (which is also skipping 2- 1 chain loops) single crochet in next single crochet, (pictured above)
then repeat across until you have 1 – 1 chain loop left unworked (pictured above)
work 1 – 1 chain loop (pictured above)
in the last sc, work 1 – 1 chain loop. Row 3 compleated (pictured above)
Row 4: Turn, work 2 – 1 chain loops (pictured above)
skip 1 single crochet and work a single crochet in second single crochet (pictured above)
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.