Get Knotty: How to Crochet a Celtic Knot Necklace

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Have you been wondering how to crochet the Celtic knots that are popping up everywhere in crochet ? Yep, me too! The good news is that no matter how you choose to stitch it, learning how to crochet a Celtic knot couldn't be easier -- even if you're a beginner!

Start with this Celtic knot necklace that's just begging for compliments, then take a peek at a few other ways you can learn how to crochet a Celtic knot.

Photo via The Feisty Redhead

Learn how to crochet a Celtic knot necklace

The Celtic knot necklace pictured at the top of the page is formed by crocheting four rings that interlock to form the knot. It's perfect for a beginner who has experience working in the round. Ready to make your own? Here are the simple steps:

Step 1:

With Color A (I used gray), Ch15 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Ch1, sc in each ch around. Join the last sc to the first sc with a slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends. 

You should have one pretty little ring.

Step 2:

Now, add the second ring. With Color B (I used blue-green), ch15. Slide the chain through the first ring, then join the Color B ring with a slip stitch.

Step 3:

Repeat the instructions for the first ring. You should now have two connected rings. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends.

Step 4:

Ready for the third ring? With Color A, ch15 and slide the chain through the last Color B ring you made. Slip stitch to join the ring.

Step 5:

Repeat the instructions for the first ring once more. You should now have three connected rings.

Step 6:

Last ring! With Color B, ch15. This join is a little trickier. First, slide the chain through the last ring you crocheted.

Now slide it through the very first ring you crocheted.

Join with a slip stitch to close the ring.

Step 7:

Repeat the instructions for crocheting around the ring. You should now have four rings that connect to form a little knot.

Now, what will you do with your knot? I made a necklace using mine. To finish it, I slid one ring of the knot onto a necklace chain I already owned. If you don't have an extra chain, you could also make your own necklace by chaining a length of yarn that's the same length that you'd like your necklace to be — just be sure it's large enough to slip over your head. Slip the Celtic knot onto the chain, then join the chain. Work one round of single crochet, then fasten off. Ta da! A simple necklace chain.

You could also turn your Celtic knot necklace into a brooch, or just use it as an embellishment on a tote. It could be a bracelet, a curtain tie, a keychain — the possibilities are endless.

If you're not crazy about the interlocking rings, there are plenty of other ways to crochet a Celtic knot. Try crocheting a cozy Celtic knot afghan that has the knot incorporated into the design, or go for a delicate Celtic knot doily that showcases the twists right in the middle of the doily. You can even make a  wire crochet necklace with simple stitches that are woven into a Celtic knot heart.

Have you ever crocheted a Celtic knot? What did you make?

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