Celtic Knot Heart

Celtic Knot Heart

I created this project several years ago and it has been one of my most popular patterns since.

The stitches used in this heart are very simple and so is the Celtic Knot pattern making it perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

There is a video tutorial (link below) to help you weave the knot and step-by-step photos below. I also show you how to make each version – the keyring and the Christmas ornament.

Which one are you going to make today?

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Skill Level: Easy

Measurements: 3″ x 3″

I crocheted my hearts with Hobby Lobby’s “I Love this Cotton” – it is marked as a Size 4 (Medium weight) yarn but I think it is thinner and more like the Size 3 (DK weight) yarns

Supplies for the Celtic Knot Heart:

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Any size 3  yarn – 2 colors (Sinfonia by Omega is also a great choice for this project – it’s a wonderful yarn! Purchase here)

F/5 (3.75 mm) Hook

Yarn needle

20 sewing pins

Square of corkboard – 5” x 5”

Coordinating or contrasting felt

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Ribbon (8″) (for hanging/ornament) or Split Ring (for keyring version)

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

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 on this technique

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Back Loop Only = The top of the sc stitch contains 2 loops – usually you insert your hook under both of these loops; For this edging, only insert your hook under the loop in the back

Click here to watch a short video on this technique

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook


First a cord is crocheted and then woven into the heart knot using the Diagram (available as a FREE instant pdf download from our Resource Library here)

Instructions for the Celtic Knot Heart:

All Special Stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Crocheted Cord – (approx. 17 ½” long)

 Ch 85

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (84 sc)

Fasten off. Leave a long tail for assembly.


Working in Back Loops Only join contrasting color with a sl st in 1st sc of cord; sl st in each sc across; work 2 sl sts across side of last sc; continue to work in back loops only and sl st in each sc across other side of cord; Fasten off.

Video Tutorial:

Check out this tutorial so you can be successful in making the Celtic Knot Heart (or you can take a look at the photos below showing each step of the process):

Weaving the Knot:

Pin knot diagram to Styrofoam block

With Right Side of crocheted cord facing up, lay crochet cord on top of diagram. Line up cord end (with yarn tails) at the star on diagram and pin in place.

Continue to lay cord along the path of the knot. Pin cord in place as you go.  

Make sure to pass correctly over or under the cord as the diagram indicates.

You may need to remove heart from cork to adjust the length of cords so you have enough to make it to last section

 Tuck end of cord behind heart shape and pin all crossings. Remove heart from corkboard

Finishing of the Celtic Knot Heart:

With matching yarn and yarn needle, secure all crossings (on Wrong Side) making sure stitching does not show on Right Side. Weave in all ends

For Keyring Version:

Cut a piece of felt slightly larger than heart adding a 2″ tab to the shape as shown in photo above

Slide split ring onto tab and fold tab over – glue into place

Glue felt to back of project with hot glue and trim off excess felt

For Ornament Version:

Fold ribbon in half and glue to back of heart

Glue heart to piece of felt slightly larger than heart; Trim off excess felt

Here is a view of the back of the project

Completed Keyring Version of the Celtic Knot Heart:

Completed Ornament Version of the Celtic Knot Heart:

Your Celtic Knot Heart is Complete!

Your Celtic Knot Heart is complete! This is one of my favorite Celtic Knot projects so far – I hope you enjoyed making this! I love how easy it is to create this project with single crochet and slip stitches and a small amount of cotton yarn. Check out this blog post that uses this pattern to create a Celtic Heart Garland! And you can find more crochet heart patterns here.

If you’d like to see more Celtic Knot designs and patterns check out this page: Celtic Knot Patterns

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Thank you for stopping by! Happy crocheting!


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2 thoughts on “Celtic Knot Heart

  1. I wanted to say thank you so much for sharing. I was able to make my son and his new spouse a beautiful blanket for their anniversary. I would love to share the photos with you. I really enjoyed learning how to make the Celtic knot.

    1. That’s wonderful! I would love to see the photos 🙂 Please email them to me (you can find my email address on my “About” page)

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