It is well known that the Solomon’s Knot – also known as the Lover’s Knot – is one of the most beautiful, fun crochet stitches that will really make the wearer stand out in a crowd. Solomon’s Knot is very easy to make, as you only need to know how to make two crochet stitches in order to make it: the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. It’s time to learn how to do it!
SOLOMON’S KNOT TUTORIAL
It is very simple to make a Solomon’s Knot. The first step is to make one tall chain and then to single crochet through the middle of it. This stitch will be made in a series of “sets” so that when the stitch is completed, it will form a diamond shape. In reality, it looks much more intimidating than it really is, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that the rows fly by in no time! If you want to learn how to make this beautiful design, you should take your time and learn it properly.
There are a few things to note about the Lover’s Knot…
It will be determined by the pattern you’re following as to what height the loops should be. The shortest ones you will usually find are about 1/2 inch tall, while the largest ones can be well over 2 inches tall. Normally, when following a pattern that uses the Solomon’s Knot, the designer will tell you exactly how tall to make your loops in order to achieve the desired result. As much as possible, keep your loops as consistent in height as you can.
A crochet pattern will abbreviate this stitch in one of two ways: either with Sk (Solomon’s Knot) or with Lk (Lover’s Knot).
There are two Solomon’s Knot stitches in each set and they are called “pairs” or “sets” of stitches. Most of the time, you will have two crocheted together (necessary to form half of the diamond shape), with the single crochet in the center of them. In the stitch, the single crochet is what you would call the “knot”.
It is possible to make this stitch either starting with the knots themselves or by working the knots into a row of single crochet that is as wide as the piece you are making. When you go into a row of single crochets, it’s MUCH easier to learn how to do it! After you have mastered this, it will be very easy for you to start from scratch when you need to. The first thing you will need to do is to start with a row of single crochets.
A ROW OF SINGLE CROCHETS IS MADE BY WORKING AS FOLLOWS:
- The first thing you need to do is to start with a foundation row of a multiple of four stitches plus one. As an example, you might start by crocheting 21 single crochets in a row. The 21 total stitches represents 4 single crochet stitches x 5, plus 1 additional stitch. Another example of this would be a total of 33 stitches, which would be a multiple of 4 stitches x 8 for a total of 32 stitches plus 1 additional stitch, for a total of 33 stitches.
- Chain-one, turn, and single crochet into very first stitch.
- Make a chain by pulling up a loop about half-an-inch high.
- The hook should be inserted under the back bar and a single crochet should be made.
- Your first Solomon’s Knot has been made! Repeat steps 3 & 4 in order to make the second Sk in the “set.” (Two Sks equals one “set.”)
- On the foundation row, skip three stitches and single crochet into the next stitch.
- You will need to make two Sks. (Two Sks equals one “set.”)
- You will need to repeat steps 6 & 7 all the way to the end of the row, ending with a single crochet into the last stitch.
In order to start a new row, follow these steps:
- Make a chain-4, and then a Sk. Turn your work.
- Make a single crochet into the single crochet of the first Sk “set.”
- Make two Sks, skip two Sks from the row below, and then make a single crochet in the middle of the next Sk “set”. Repeat this process until the row is completed.
- As soon as you get to the end of this row, you should have only half of a “set” left over.
- You will need to make a Sk, then make a treble crochet into the very last single crochet of the row.
It is now time to alternate that row with this row…
From step 1, you need to start over with the chain-4. As your piece grows in height, alternate between the two rows of Solomon’s Knots until it reaches the height you desire.
A flat edge is important to me when I am finishing a project. Finish with step 6 above, then create the flat top by following the steps below:
In order to end up with a flat edge, follow these steps:
- Chain-1 and turn. Make a single crochet in the very first single crochet. Then, make 2 Sks, skip 2 Sks, then find the middle single crochet of the “set” below, and single crochet into that single crochet.
- You will continue making Sk “sets” until the end of the row, ending with a single crochet at the top of the chain-4 from the previous row at the end of the row.
Ch-5 (counts as a tc + a ch-1), turn, sc in the first sc, loosely ch-3, sc in the center of the next Sk set. Repeat this process three more times. Ch-1, tc in the last sc of the row.