Sometimes called "knot stitch," "hailstone stitch," or "Solomon's knot," the love knot is a fascinating and unique crochet lace stitch. They create a unique loft and drape that is both elegant and fun. While it may look complicated, this lace stitch is merely comprised of chain stitches and single crochet. You can do that!
The openwork nature of the stitch is created by pulling up long loops before working your chain stitch-essentially creating very long chains. And while there is always something to be said for consistency, don't worry if the stitches you create are slightly irregular. Stitches that aren't uniform simply add to the loft of the neighboring stitches.
With the addition of a row of crochet flower motifs, the Love is a Rose Shawl, seen on the cover of Interweave Crochet Summer 2013, is one of my favorite examples of this stitch. First let me give you a quick overview of how the basic love knot is created.