How to crochet the Solomon’s knot stitch

Today we will teach you how to make this crochet classic. The Solomon’s knot creates a lace texture of intertwined diamonds, based in single crochets and chains. It’s very easy to make, uses little material and the result is very pretty.

 

Let’s see how to do it:

 

Row 1: make a slip knot and chain 1. Make another chain and stretch the strand about 3/4 of an inch. Pick the strand and keep it apart with the finger. Pull this strand through the loop in your hook and work 1 single crochet into the hole created by the strand you are keeping apart. You have made the first yarn over with it’s first Solomon’s knot. Repeat as many times as you want to get the desired width. You will have to end with an even number of yarn overs.

 

Row 2: count 4 yarn overs and introduce the hook into the fifth Solomon’s knot. *Work 1 single crochet and stretch that same strand about 3/4 of an inch to create the next yarn over. Make 2 yarn overs with 2 Solomon’s knots in total. Leave 2 yarn overs free and introduce the hook into the second Solomon’s knot*. Work repeating the sequence from * to * until the end of the row.

 

Row 3: make 3 yarn overs with 3 Solomon’s knots. Turn your work and work 1 single crochet into the knot in the middle of the 2 upper yarn overs from the previous row. *Make 2 yarn overs with 2 Solomon’s knots and work 1 single crochet into the knot in the middle again*. Work repeating the sequence from * to * until the end of the row

 

Repeat row 3 until you reach your desired length.

 

 

 

That’s how we make this beautiful lace texture, which is ideal for shawls and summer bags. Depending in the material we use, this traditional stitch can get a more modern style. If you try to crochet it with out Tape, you will get a very similar result to macrame.

 

As usual, we encourage you to share with us your creations on Instagram, using the #weareknitters hashtag. We will love to see what you decide to do with the Solomon’s knot stitch.