By Mistie Bush
My friend Amy, “The Stitchin` Mommy”, published a new stitch tutorial for Solomon’s Grid. I have never worked the Solomon’s Knot before. I liked the way it looked and decided I’d give it a go, it worked up quickly and repetitious.
Yarn: Cascade Yarn Cherub DK, 55% Nylon and 45% Acrylic, 1.75 ozs/50 g/180 yds/165 m, Color #09 Soft White 3 skeins
Hook: Brittany H (4.5 mm)
Laying flat Width 8 inches Length 64 inches
4 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Lp/lps = loop/loops
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
T-ch = turning chain
Solomon’s Knot – Pull up a loop on hook to approximately 1”, ch 1, insert hook under left most loop, 1 sc to close the knot. If you need help making this stitch Amy has a photo Tutorial HERE
Chain multiple: 4 X any odd number stitches + 3
Measurements of lps depends on weight of yarn. 1/2″ works for lightweight yarn: choose other measurements accordingly.
Ch 39 (4 x 9 =36 + 3)
Row 1: Start first Solomon’s Knot by pulling ch lp about 1” tall, ch 1, (3 lps on hook after ch 1), insert hk under left most loop (1 lp on left of hook and 2 lps on right of hook), 1 sc to close knot, sk 6 chs, 1 dc in next ch, * Solomon’s knot, sk 3 chs, dc in next ch, * Repeat from * to * across, turn 90 Solomon’s Knots, 10 dc)
Row 2: ch 3, * work Solomon’s Knot, 1 dc in top of the dc from previous row * , Repeat from * to * across, end with dc in top of t-ch, turn
Rows 3 – 107 (Or desired length): Repeat Row 2
Ch 1 working down side place * 2 hdc in each ch 3 sp, and 1 hdc in each knot to corner 3 hdc in corner st, working on back side of beginning ch hdc in each st, 3 hdc in next corner *, repeat from * to * across, join with sl st to beginning hdc.
Fasten off and weave in ends
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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