Single Skein Solomon's Knot

Whether you are looking for a quick gift, fast addition to your wardrobe, have the perfect skein of yarn you can't wait to use, or like projects you can begin and finish before growing bored, you will love single skein crochet patterns.


In an effort to stretch the amount of fabric that can be created from a single skein of yarn, larger single skein projects are frequently worked in a lace design. The openwork of crochet lace allows you to crochet more fabric.

The multitude of lace techniques and stitches is one of the reasons I love crochet. With a hook and a skeins of silk, alpaca, wool, or combination yarn, you can quickly create a heavenly piece that works up quickly.

One of these pieces is the Twist Cowl/Wrap by Linda Permann (at right). This gorgeous cowl has a flattering lofty texture which is created using the Solomon's Knot stitch. Though I have admired this crochet stitch for years, I am a relative newcomer to creating this openwork stitch. It creates a lacy fabric perfect for warm-weather wear.

Let's look at how to crochet the Solomon's Knot together: 


How to Crochet Solomons Knot  

Draw up a loop on the hook to the desired height or the height called for in the pattern. The height of this loop will change the look of your Solomon's Knot.  Yarn over and draw the yarn through the loop.

  Work a long chain as the first part of the Solomon's Knot.
  Insert your hook from the front to the back between the back loop of the chain you just created and the two front loops. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the back loop. You will have two loops on the hook.

Yarn over the hook one more time, draw the yarn through both loops on the hook. This single crochet will close the Solomon's Knot. Don't become frustrated if you Solomon's Knots are different sizes. With a little practice you will quickly be able to control the height of your stitches.


Give Solomon's Knot a try yourself. You will quickly fall in love with this unique stitch and the gorgeous lace designs and lofty texture this technique creates. And the Twist Cowl/Wrap is just one of the gorgeous projects that can be crocheted with just one skein.

Visit the Crochet Me Shop and download One-Skein Crochet Projects for more great single skein crochet projects.

Best wishes,



P.S. Have you crocheted the Solomon's Knot. I would love to hear your tips and tricks.

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