Celtic Knot Bracelet


Celtic Knot Bracelet crocheted with lime green yarn and laying on a pink felt background

Celtic Knot Bracelet

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this Celtic Knot Bracelet is a great project for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. The only stitch you need to know is the single crochet stitch! This bracelet pattern uses a small amount of yarn and some simple jewelry techniques.  I created this design in honor of National Crochet Month in 2014 and it is still one of our most popular patterns 10 years later!

I Love Crochet Jewelry

I love to create & design crochet jewelry! One of my favorite things about crochet jewelry is that it can often be made in less than an hour and worn that day! It also makes for a special and unique gift for a family member or friend. Every time I wear my crochet jewelry projects I receive many compliments. They are consistently eye-catching and a great conversation starter! So, if you’ve never crocheted a piece of jewelry before, I recommend you start with this one!

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Close up of the Celtic Knot Bracelet showing the intricacies of the Celtic Knot at is center

St. Patrick’s Day and Celtic Knots

I think it’s so fun that International Crochet Month and St. Patrick’s Day both happen in March! This project is the perfect accessory to wear to all of your Irish events. As you probably have already figured out, I also LOVE Celtic Knots and thought this simple decorative knot would be just right for a simple bracelet design. You’ll see in the Diagram that you can download for FREE from our Resource Library (The Resource Library is a free resource for all newsletter subscribers – just click here to learn how to gain access – it’s easy and it’s full of fantastic crochet stuff! 😉) that the diagram comes color-coded to help you weave the knot and see how it is easier and less complicated than it looks when divided into 2 colors.

Celtic Knot Bracelet Video Tutorials

But if weaving the Celtic Knot or crocheting the cords has you a little confused, no need to worry. There are several videos on our Youtube Channel to go with each step of this project  – all are marked with red text below.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Measurements:

Bracelet length plus clasp = 7 ½” (19 cm)

Knot = 3” L x 2” W (7.5 cm L x 5 cm W)

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Supplies needed to weave the Celtic Knot

Supplies for the Celtic Knot Bracelet:

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Sassy Skein Key West Karibbean Kotton – 1 skein (Kiwi) or any light weight (Size 3/DK) yarn

(For other yarn options see paragraph at end of this post)

Size F/5/3.75mm hook

Cork square – 6” x 6”

10-20 sewing pins

Jewelry findings on a tan background - clasps, jump rings and clamps

Ribbon clamps (2)

Jump rings (2)

Bracelet clasp

Jewelry pliers

(The link above is for a set of 3 jewelry pliers – I highly recommend these pliers and if you anticipate making several jewelry projects, these will come in handy)

Yarn Needle

Abbreviations and Special Stitches:

Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

Notes:

First 2 cords are crocheted and then woven together using the Diagram (see below)

Then a few jewelry findings are added to complete the bracelet

Celtic Knot Bracelet shown clasped together laying on a snowy background

Instructions for the Celtic Knot Bracelet:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

***Click on any text you see in red to watch the video tutorial***

Crocheted cord – Make 2: 

(Approx. 15” (38 cm))

Ch 70

Working in the back bar of each chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off leaving an 8” (20 cm) tail for assembly.

**To make bracelet longer by an inch (2.5cm), increase crocheted cord by 6 chains;  To make bracelet shorter by an inch, decrease crocheted cord by 6 chains**

Weaving the Knot:

Step 1 in weaving the Celtic Knot in the bracelet - green crocheted cord is laying on a diagram on a piece of corkboard

The free Celtic Knot Diagram for this project is found in the Celtic Knot Crochet Resource Library – details of how to gain access to the free library are found here.

Place diagram on cork square and secure with pins.

With Right Side facing up, place 1 crocheted cord end on block lining up the 11th sc from end with the red star in diagram and secure with a pin.

Continue to lay cord down in pattern of the knot following the arrows along the blue shaded path.  Make sure to pass correctly at all crossings- under or over.  Use pins to hold cord in place.

With Right Side facing up, place other crocheted cord on diagram lining up the 11th sc with the 2 red stars and lay cord down along the white path following the arrows.  Again, make sure to pass correctly at all crossings – under or over – using pins to hold cord in place.

Adjust all loops and spaces in knot so they are even.  Adjust all 4 ends of cords so they are the same length – each would have approximately 11 scs from edge of knot.

(Note: For a bracelet that is shorter by 6 chs, you will have 8 scs on either side of the knot; For a bracelet that is longer by 6 chs, you will have 14 scs on either side of the knot)

Finishing of the Celtic Knot Bracelet:

(Optional: For all joinings listed below – use hot glue instead)

Overlap ends of cords to form a point using photo as a guide.

Secure both ends with yarn tails and needle.

With yarn needle and yarn tails secure all crossings on the Wrong Side. Weave in all ends.

Attach ribbon clamps, jump rings and clasp to each end of bracelet.

Center of bracelet shown on a pink background

Your Celtic Knot Bracelet is Complete!

Your Celtic Knot Bracelet is complete! I hope you enjoyed creating this unique accessory and wearing it in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and/or International Crochet Month! For best results you’ll want to use Size 3 (DK weight) yarn – If you use thicker yarn, your bracelet will come out longer and thicker. There will also be less space in between the cords which will make for a different look. Other yarns that would work well for this project are: Hobby Lobby Fundamental Cotton, Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton, Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton or Omega’s Sinfonia.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, International Crochet Month and crocheting!

 Jennifer

Long image for pinterest of the Celtic Knot Bracelet

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7 thoughts on “Celtic Knot Bracelet

    1. Hi! Thank you for visiting! All of the video tutorials for this project can be found by clicking on all the text written in RED. I just checked them and they all should work. Hope they help you make some beautiful bracelets. 🙂 Happy crocheting!

  1. Would need one to fit a 38” tom40” bust. Would love to make it for my Irish hertiage. I’m leaving for a trip to Isreal Saturday, March16, and be gone 9 days. If I don’t respond immediately it’s because I’m out of the country. Thank You

  2. I LOVE your website. I’m 40% Irish according to Ancestry and my DNA. I love your Celtic Knot bracelet, and am going to make it. BUT what I REALLY LOVE is your Glendalough shrug! I want to purchase that pattern from you. I’m a very experienced crocheted, I can see it’s differicult, but I’m VERY SURE I can do it. Please consider selling me the pattern, I would so treasure making it and wearing it as part of my heritage from my Grandfather, Joseph Reynolds, that’s where my Irish came from. Anxiously awaiting to hear back from you. Sincere Irish Blessings, Twyla Jean

    1. Hi Twyla – Thank you for visiting my blog. So glad you like the Celtic Knot themed crochet designs/projects. I am hoping to publish more of my Celtic Knot designs over the course of this year and I will think about the Glendalough Shrug. What size would you need the pattern in? That is usually the most difficult part of publishing a garment pattern. Please check in with me via email next time. Happy crocheting! Jennifer

  3. I love the celtic bracelet. Just purchased everything I needed. Just wondering if its ok to use the foundation single crochet instead of chain 70 ? Thank you for the free design 🙂

    1. Hello!
      Yes, it would be okay to use the foundation single crochet but both sides of this type of cord might not look the same. Also, sometimes the foundation single crochet cords are very stretchy so you might want to experiment and work fewer stitches.
      Hope this helps and that your bracelet turns out great!
      Jennifer

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