Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this Celtic Knot Bracelet is a great project for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. It 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 has been one of our most popular patterns.
New this year are several videos to go with each step of the project – all are marked with red text.
I think you will enjoy making this project and wearing it this month in honor of two holidays – National Crochet Month and St. Patrick’s Day! (Since both happen in the same month, I will be posting several more free Celtic Knot projects with video tutorials over the next few weeks.)
Skill Level: Easy (Beginner)
Sassy Skein Key West Karibbean Kotton – 1 skein (Kiwi) or any light weight yarn
Size F/5/3.75mm hook
Cork square – 5” x 5” (12.5 cm x 12.5 cm)
20-30 sewing pins
Ribbon clamps (2), jump rings (2) and bracelet clasp
First 2 cords are crocheted and then woven together using the Diagram (see below)
***Click on any text you see in red to watch the video tutorial***
Bracelet length plus clasp = 7 ½” (19 cm)
Knot = 3” L x 2” W (7.5 cm L x 5 cm W)
Crocheted cord – Make 2: (Approx. 15” (38 cm)
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
The 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)
(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.
Now it is ready to wear in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!
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