How to Crochet Solomon’s Knot | Tutorial

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Solomon’s Knot – also known as the Love Knot or Lover’s Knot – is a deceptively simple crochet stitch. This openwork stitch is worked using just chains and single crochets, to create a lace mesh of intertwined diamonds. Solomon’s Knot definitely looks a lot more complex than it actually is!

How to crochet Solomon's Knot

With it’s beautiful lace textured, Solomon’s Knot is commonly used for shawls, lightweight scarves and summer bags (such as this reusable crochet market bag!).

This tutorial will take you through how to make a Solomon’s Knot step-by-step. And for those that prefer videos, there is one of those too 🙂

Crochet Market Bag (fruit)
Love Knot Market Bag

About Solomon’s Knot

There are a few things to note about the Solomon’s Knot crochet stitch before we get started on the tutorial:

  • A single Solomon’s Knot is worked in two steps:
    • Pull up a long loop and ch 1
    • Make 1 sc into the “back bump” of the ch 1 (more on this below)
  • The height of the long loop can vary – it is usually anywhere from 0.5”/1.25cm to 2”/5cm – and the pattern will indicate how high to make your loop. This unique feature of the Solomon’s Knot means that the same stitch can produce a completely different “fabric” depending on how high you pull up that first loop!
  • Work in pairs: Solomon’s Knots are worked in “pairs” (sometimes called “sets”) – one pair forms one half of the diamond shape.
  • Abbreviations: Usually you will see this stitch abbreviated as SK or LK (for Love Knot) in a pattern.
  • Starting row: The method for starting and ending a Solomon’s Knot project can vary:
    • your edge rows can be comprised of SK stitches,
    • you could work into a row of solid single crochets, or
    • you could work into a foundation chain
  • For my swatch below, I wanted to have straight edges at the top and bottom, so I worked my first SK row into a foundation chain, and then ended with a similar row to create a flat edge at the top. It’s definitely easier to start with this method when learning how to work the Solomon’s Knot crochet stitch, so I absolutely recommended it as a starting point 🙂
How to crochet Solomon's Knot

How to crochet Solomon’s Knot (video tutorial)

Scroll down to find the written, step-by-step instructions that accompany this video.

How to crochet the Love Knot

How to crochet Solomon's Knot

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Solomon’s Knot – also known as the Love Knot or Lover’s Knot – is a deceptively simple crochet stitch. This openwork stitch is worked using just chains and single crochets, to create a lace mesh of intertwined diamonds.

This photo and video tutorial will take you through how to make a Solomon’s Knot step-by-step.

Note: Solomon's Knot is abbreviated below as SK.

Materials

  • Yarn: any! I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK for my swatch, which is a #3/DK/Lightweight yarn.

Tools

  • Hook: any suitable hook for your chosen yarn. I used a 4mm (G-6) crochet hook for my swatch.

Instructions

  1. 1. Foundation Chain

Ch 18 (any multiple of 4 + 2), sc in second ch from hook.

Solomon's knot step 1

  1. 2. Make first Solomon’s Knot (SK)

Make first SK as follows:

a. Pull up a long loop

b. Ch 1

c. Insert hook into “back bump” of chain

d. Make 1 sc

Solomon's knot step 2

Solomon's knot step 2

  1. 3. Make a second SK

Repeat Step 2 to make a second Solomon’s Knot (SK). Solomon’s Knots are worked in pairs to form the diamond shape.

Solomon's knot step 3

  1. 4. Join SK to ch

Skip 3 ch, sc in next ch.

Solomon's knot step 4

  1. 5. Repeat to end of Row 1

(2 SK, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch) to end of the foundation ch.

Solomon's knot step 5

  1. 6. Start Row 2

a. Ch 4

b. 1 SK

c. Skip first sc and first SK, make 1 sc in next sc i.e. the sc at the center of the Solomon’s Knot “pair”.

Solomon's knot step 6

  1. 7. Repeat to end of Row 2

(2 SK, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch) until 1 SK and 1 sc remain.

  1. 8. Finish Row 2

a. 1 SK

b. End with a treble crochet (tr) in the last sc, turn.

Solomon's knot step 8

  1. 9. Start Row 3

a. Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 2 SK.

b. Skip 2 SK, 1 sc in next sc i.e. the sc at the center of the SK pair.

Solomon's knot step 9

  1. 10. Repeat to end of Row 3

(2 SK, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next sc) to end of row.

Solomon's knot step 10

  1. 11. Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 as required. Make sure to end on Row 2 (i.e. a row that starts with Ch 4).

Solomon's knot step 11

  1. 12. Last Row

The last row will finish off your swatch with a straight edge:

a. Ch 1, sc in first st

b. Ch 3 (loosely), sk 2 SK, 1 sc in next sc

c. (Ch 3, sk 2 SK, 1 sc in next sc) across.

Solomon's knot step 12

All done!


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial – are you inspired to make anything with the unique Solomon’s Knot stitch? Comment below to let me know!

Sarah


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8 thoughts on “How to Crochet Solomon’s Knot | Tutorial”

  1. Thank you soooo much for these detailed directions! I’ve never seen this stitch so broken down and explained. i can’t wait to try it!

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    • Oh you are so welcome Karilyn, thanks so much for your message! Can’t wait to see what you make 🙂

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  2. The more I look at this swatch, the more beautiful it is. What a beautiful delicate bolero or shrug it would make. Thank you,

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    • It really is lovely isn’t it? A bolero is a fantastic idea – I’ll have to put my thinking cap on 🙂

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    • Hi Liz, that is an excellent question, and I’m afraid I haven’t gone that far with this stitch myself! I did find this video on YouTube though that I hope might help you out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmRHjTk3mnc. Let me know how you get on and I will work on figuring out those increases/decreases too. Thanks! Sarah

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