How to Crochet the Solomon’s Knot Tutorial
Have you ever tried crocheting the Solomon’s Knot? Let me tell you, it is easier than it looks!
When coming in contact with it in times past I’ve felt an inward cringe imagining how complicated it would be. So when I decided to give it a try a few weeks ago for a project idea, I was surprised with how simple it really is to do.
Often we look at something that we don’t know how to do and imagine it to be hard, when in reality, it’s not really hard at all. That is not always the case, of course, but it happens a great deal.
Are you interested in learning to crochet the Solomon’s Knot? Follow along with my tutorial!
How to Crochet the Solomon’s Knot
The Solomon’s Knot (sk) is a lacy stitch, but the length of each knot is up to you. You can make it lacier or tighter by how much yarn you pull through when making a stitch.
The hardest part of the Solomon’s Knot is keeping your stitch length consistent. When you start out you are paying close attention to the stitch length, but as you become more comfortable with it you naturally begin to loosen up and so does your stitches. To avoid this I would recommend stopping every now and then and checking your stitch length against a ruler or some form of measurement. Pictured above is the View Sizer I bought from Knit Picks that I am using.
Solomon’s Knot (sk) — a loop ending in a sc.
Edge Solomon’s Knot (esk) — half the size of your sk, work two of them to turn at the beginning of each row.
With that said, go ahead and grab a ball of yarn and a hook and let’s go!
To begin a Solomon’s Knot pattern you will need to create a Solomon’s Knot foundation chain.
Sc in 2nd ch and begin your Solomon’s Knot by pulling up a loop, say about 1/2″ long.
Yarn over, keeping the tension even.
Pull the loop just through the loop.
Now what you will do is make a sc in the back loop, so insert the hook through the back loop and pull up a loop.
Yo and pull through both loops to end the Solomon’s Knot.
Repeat until your chain is as long as you desire — pull the loop up to the height you want it, yo, and pull loop just through, keep loops separate and insert hook though back loop and pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops.
Try 9 sk = 7 foundation sk, 2 esk (just like a chain 1 or 2 to start the row), and 1 for the next row.
Sc in 4th sc from the hook.
Work 2 sk, skip next sc, sc in next sc.
Continue across row, ending with a sc in the last sc. Now for Row 2.
To begin Row 2, work 2 esk and 1 sk, sc in the next sc.
Work 2 sk, skip next sc, sc in next sc, and repeat across for the rest of the row.
Go ahead and work a few rows to get the hang of it. Isn’t it fun? And not as hard as you thought, right?
This is a great stitch for summer projects. I’ve seen it used in shawls, swimsuit coverups, other wraps, you name it. Come back soon for my very own, and very first crochet pattern, using the Solomon’s Knot.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
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