Fall in Love with the Love Knot


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.


Draw up a long loop on the hook to the length specified in the pattern; yarn over, draw the yarn through the loop.

Work a long chain as the first part of the Solomon's Knot.


Insert the hook from the front to the back between the back loop of the chain and the two front loops. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the back loop (two loops on hook).

Yarn over once more, draw the yarn through both loops on the hook. This creates a "single crochet" to close the Solomon's Knot.

Are you ready to try the love knot yourself now? I am excited about a special kit we have put together for you! You can now get the digital pattern for the gorgeous Love is a Rose Shawl plus the required yarn in either Campbell (the color used in the original sample) or Dusk (a gorgeous purple/gray). Quantities are limited so order yours in Campbell or Dusk today.

Best wishes,


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