Celtic Blanket Square

The Celtic Blanket square made with dark purple and light purple yarn that is woven into a Celtic Knot in the center with white crochet stitches around the edge

Celtic Blanket Square

The Celtic Blanket Square is Block 10 in the 2023 Moogly CAL! Thank you to Tamara of mooglyblog.com for the invitation to participate this year. This crochet blanket square is fun to make and uses mostly basic crochet stitches. I LOVE how mine turned out in the shades of purple but there are so many color combination possibilities. Which colors are you going to make your Celtic Blanket Square? Let me know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it.

The Celtic Knot in the Celtic Blanket Square

If you’ve participated in the Moogly CAL before than you know that I have designed 2 other Celtic Knot crochet squares in 2021 (The Celtic Knot Square) and 2022 (The Celtic Woven Square) – This one is probably the most complicated of the three but not to worry! If you have made the other two, then you will do just fine. Plus, I have made a step-by-step video tutorial to help you with each step of this project including making the cords, weaving the cords together and edging the knot.

Celtic Knot Diagrams – for Righties AND Lefties!

This year the Celtic Knot Diagrams for this Celtic Blanket Square are available in Right-Hand AND Left-Hand versions! πŸ™‚ There are not many differences between the 2 types of diagrams but since Left-Handers crochet in the opposite direction of Right-Handers, this can make following diagrams a little tricky. So, now you do not need to try to reverse the diagram in your head and get all confused – I’ve done the “flipping” for you. I hope this helps everyone be successful with weaving the knot.

Skill Level: Easy (Crochet); Intermediate (Knot Weaving)

(Most of the stitches used in this square are basic crochet stitches – there is one variation of a basic stitch that I explain below and show you in the video tutorial – The knot weaving is not complicated but has several pieces that may be more challenging for you if this is your first time weaving a Celtic Knot – I highly recommend making the Celtic Knot Square or the Killarney Hot Pad first to practice πŸ™‚)

Measurements: 12″ x 12″ (Knot center is approximately 10″ x 10″)

Red Heart With Love yarn in dark purple and light purple shown next to the Celtic Blanket Square

Supplies for the Celtic Blanket Square:

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Red Heart With Love yarn – 1 skein of each color – Aubergine (dark purple), Lilac (light purple) and Eggshell (Off-White)

J/6 mm crochet hook by Clover

12 Stitch markers – 8 in one color (Color A) and 4 in another color (Color B)

Printout of Celtic Knot Diagram – Click here for Right-Handers Diagram

Click here for Left-Handers Diagram

12″ x 12″ corkboard

20-30 straight sewing pins

Jumbo Tapestry Needle

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st; YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 together) = YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 5 loops on hook

Back Loop Only = Insert hook only into the back loop at the top of the stitch

Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this technique

Join with dc (join with double crochet) = With slip knot on hook, YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through both loops on hook

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Join with hdc (join with half double crochet) = With slip knot on hook, YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Join with sl st (join with slip stitch) = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch; YO, pull through stitch and through loop on hook

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

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

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Tr (treble crochet) = YO twice, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

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Notes:

First 4 identical cords are crocheted

Then these cords are woven into the Celtic Knot with the help of a printable diagram

Lastly crochet stitches are worked into the outer edge of the knot to turn the design into a square shape

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial:

Are you struggling with how to weave the Celtic Knot? Or do you need help figuring out how to do some of the stitches? Check out this step-by-step video tutorial below – you can select any chapter to skip ahead to the part you need help with – just look below the video description to find the chapters:

Instructions for the Celtic Blanket Square:

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

Stitches are written in a list format so easier to keep your place in pattern

One completed cord shown in purple shades on white wood background

Completed Cord with Edging

Cord Β – Make 4 – Approximately 21 ½”  long and 1 1/2″ wide:

**If your cords come out a different size than mine, the knot can still work – as long as your cords are all the same length and width as each other (identical), then the weaving will work out. Just know that if your completed knot is a different size than mine, you will need to make adjustments to the number of edging rounds you do around the knot and the height of your stitches – more about this is explained below and in the video tutorial**

Side 1

With Aubergine ch 72

Working under the top 2 loops of each ch, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each of the next 3 chs;

[2 hdc in next ch;

**Mark the hdcs just made with a stitch marker (Color A) each

Hdc in each of next 4 chs;

2 hdc in next ch;

**Mark the hdcs just made with a different color stitch marker (Color B) each**

Hdc in each of the next 4 chs;

2 hdc in next ch;

**Mark the hdcs just made with a stitch marker (Color A) each

Hdc in each of next 4 chs]

Hdc in each of next 16 chs;

Hdc in each of next 4 chs;

Repeat [ ]

Hdc in each of next 16 chs.

Do not fasten off.

Cord shown with stitch markers without edging in dark purple

Side 1 marked with stitch markers  – Color A are blue stitch markers; Color B are the pink stitch markers – and Side 2 completed

Side 2

Now you will work on other side of chain –

Ch 1, sl st across end of cord;

Sl st in 1st st on other side of ch; ch 2;

Hdc in same st and in each of the next 18 sts;

Hdc2tog over next 2 sts;

[Hdc in each of next 3 sts;

Hdc2tog over next 2 sts]

Repeat [ ]

Hdc in next 23 sts;

Hdc2tog over next 2 sts;

Repeat [ ] 2 more times;

Hdc in remaining 4 sts, hdc in turning ch. (This is the bottom of where the cord started when we skipped the first 2 chs) Fasten off.

Edging of Side 1:

Working in the back loop only and with Lilac join with sc in 1st stitch of Side 1;

Sc in each st across except for stitches marked with a stitch marker:

Color A stitch marker = 2 sc in each st

Color B stitch marker = (2 sc in 1st marked st, ch 1, 2 sc in next marked st)

At end of Side 1 do not fasten off – you will continue to Edging Side 2

Edging of Side 2:

Ch 1, sl st across short end of cord to 1st st on Side 2; ch 1, continuing to work in back loops only, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

**Remember if you need help with this step you can find it in our step-by-step video tutorial for this project on our Youtube Channel here**

Supplies for weaving the knot in the Celtic Blanket Square

Weaving Supplies with all 4 cords completed

Weave Knot for the Celtic Blanket Square:

1. Print out Celtic Knot diagram – Download the Right-Hand Diagram here; Download the Left-Hand Diagram here

2. Prepare Diagram:  Cut along end of color on β€œLeft Side” of Page 2; Line up this cut-edge with the knot pattern on Page 1 and tape in place          

3.  Pin knot diagram to corkboard

4. Make sure Right Side of all cords are facing – Notice where cord ends will meet for each cord on diagram – 1, 2, 3 and 4

Step one of weaving the Celtic Knot with cord 1

5. Lay beginning of Cord 1 along dark purple path lining up cord end with β€œ1” (in circle) and pin in place

6.  Follow dark purple path and continue placing cord in correct position according to the diagram

7.  End of Cord 1 should meet up with beginning of Cord 1 and will eventually be hidden under Cord 4

Weaving step 2 of cord 2

8.  Lay beginning of Cord 2 along light purple path lining up cord end with β€œ2” (in circle) and pin in place

9.  Follow light purple path and continue placing this cord in correct position making sure to pass over or under according to the diagram

10.  End of Cord 2 should meet up with beginning of Cord 2 and will be eventually hidden under Cord 1 – adjust cords so all loops even

WEaving step 3 of cords 1, 2 and 3

11.  Lay beginning of Cord 3 along green path lining up cord end with β€œ3” (in circle) and pin in place

12.  Follow green path and continue placing this cord in correct position making sure to pass over and under according to the diagram

Diagram of Celtic Knot with 3 cords laying on top

13. End of Cord 3 should meet up with beginning of Cord 3 and should be hidden under Cord 2

14.  Lay beginning of Cord 4 along the gray path linking up cord with β€œ4” (in circle) and pin in place

Weaving the last cord

15.  Follow gray path and continue placing this cord in correct position making sure to pass over and under all cords according to the diagram

completed Celtic Knot for the Celtic Blanket Square

16. End of Cord 4 should meet up with beginning of Cord 4 and should be hidden under Cord 3

17. Pin all crossings where cord ends meet and remove knot from corkboard

Mark bottom center with a stitch marker – this is where you will start the edging

Completed Celtic Blanket Square Celtic Knot with pins and stitch markers

Here you can see the pins are inserted sideways to hold all cord ends in place and a stitch marker is placed where you will start the edging

Close up of sewing the cord ends together with yarn tails and yarn needle

18. Using yarn needle and yarn tails sew together cord ends making sure that stitching does not show on the Right Side

Optional:  You can sew all crossings at this point or wait until square edging is completed – having some movement in the knot loops can be helpful when adding the edging so I recommend waiting 😊

Finishing of the Celtic Blanket Square:

Edging of the Woven Knot

Please refer to the smaller Celtic Knot Diagram included in the Celtic Knot Diagram files for help with the edging placement

For Round 1 you will work in all of the β€œindents” around the knot between all loops from A to H; First indent is between A and H, next is between A and B and so on

You will use stitch markers to help you keep track of the stitches and placement of the corners

Round 1:   You will be working in the back loop only – when working between knot loops, make sure to insert hook through back loop of BOTH cords that overlap between knot loops

With Eggshell join with dc in area between loops A and H where marked with a small black circle; work 3 more dc in same st; (sc in each of next 10 sts, 4 dc in next indent where next 2 knot loops overlap); end with sl st in 1st dc of round.

Image with text showing how to know where to work single crochet stitches in round one of edging

** Tip to getting the right number of scs:  As I finished the 4th dc of each β€œindent section”, I looked ahead to the next indent section and made note of where the 1st dc would reach; From this spot I counted back 10 sts to where I was waiting at the end of the 4th dc of previous indent section – I started my 10 sc in the 10th st I counted back – see photo above**

Completed round 1 of edging of the Celtic Blanket Square

Mark the 2nd, 4th , 6th and 8th group of 4-dcs with stitch markers – these will be your corners that we will start to create with different heights of stitches in the next round -I marked them with pink stitch markers in photo above

Round 2: As you work this round mark all ch-1 sps at the corners with a stitch marker

Ch 1, now working in both loops, sc in 1st st and in each of next 12 sts; (Now you should be at the sc just before the next set of 4 dcs marked with a stitch marker) – hdc in each of the next 2 sts; (dc, tr) in the next st, ch 1, (tr, dc) in the next st, dc in the next st (Corner 1); dc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in the next st; sc across up to 3 sts away from next set of 4 dcs marked with a stitch marker; hdc in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (dc, tr) in next st, ch 1, (tr, dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st (Corner 2); sc across up to 1 st before next set of 4-dcs marked with a stitch marker, hdc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, tr) in next st, ch 1, (tr, dc) in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc in next st (Corner 3); sc across up to 3 sts before next set of 4-dcs marked with a stitch marker; hdc in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (dc, tr) in next st, ch 1, (tr, dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st(Corner 4), sc across to 1st st of round, sl st in 1st sc of round. (30 sts on each side between ch-1 sps at corners)

Round 2 of  edging completed of the Celtic Blanket Square

Before starting Round 3, mark all sts that are 7 sts away from ch-1 sps at corners – only mark the stitches before you get to each corner

Close up showing where to place stitch marker 7 sts away from corner ch-1 sp

Round 3: As  you work this round mark all ch-1 sps at corners with a stitch marker

Ch 1, sc in the 1st st and in each of the next 9 sts; hdc in each of the next 2 sts; dc in each of the next 2 sts; tr in each of the next 2 sts; dc in the next st; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp (Corner 1); dc in each of the next 3 sts; hdc in each of the next 4 sts; sc in each of the next 16 sts; (This should put you 7 sts away from the next ch-1 sp at the corner); hdc in each of the next 4 sts, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch-1 sp (Corner 2); dc in the next st, tr in each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 2 sts; sc across up to 7 sts away from the next ch-1 sp at the corner (should be 16 scs); hdc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 2 sts, tr in each of the next 2 sts, dc in the next st; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch-1 sp (Corner 3); dc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc in each of the next 4 sts; sc across up to 7 sts away from next ch-1 sp at corner; hdc in each of the next 4 sts, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch-1 sp (Corner 4); dc in the next st, tr in each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 2 sts; hdc in each of the next 2 sts; sc across to 1st sc of round, join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. (34 sts along each side between the ch-1 sps at the corners)

Round 3 completed with off white yarn of the Celtic Blanket Square

**For the last 2 rounds you may need to experiment with the height of your stitches – if your square needs more length to make it 12” x 12” then work taller stitches for both

Here are stitches from shortest to tallest:

Sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr

Make sure to work this in the corners:  (st, ch 1, st)

Round 4: As you work this round mark each ch-1 sp with a stitch marker

Join Lilac with hdc; hdc in each st around except ch-1 sps marked with stitch markers.  In marked corner ch-1 sps work (hdc, ch 1, hdc); join with sl st to 1st hdc of round. Fasten off.

Round 5: Working in back loops only, join Aubergine with sl st; sl st in each st around except ch-1 sps at corners marked with stitch markers; In marked corner ch-1 sps work (sl st, ch 1, sl st); join with sl st to 1st st of round. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends – Sew more of knot cords together on Wrong Side to secure

Optional Blocking:

Wet square with cold water so soaked through

Press out excess water with a clean towel

Lay out square on dry towel and flat surface pulling out spaces and stitches so lay flat and evenly;  

Optional: Place corkboard under towel and pin square taut at corners and along sides

Let dry completely

Celtic Blanket Square shown on an angle in shades of purple with an off-white edging

And there you have it –your Celtic Blanket Square is complete! I hope you enjoyed making your Celtic Knot project and found all the photos and the video tutorial helpful. I love how the knot looks more complicated than it actually is and if you make all of the cords in the same color, then it looks even more intricate! Remember to leave a comment with the colors you used so we can all get ideas on color combinations.

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Jennifer

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8 thoughts on “Celtic Blanket Square

  1. That is so gorgeous it almost takes your breath away. I am going to make it in the exact same colo as my bedroom is in that color. I love purple!

    1. I am glad to hear you like this project and that you love the color purple! I hope you enjoy making this – let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help πŸ™‚

  2. Oh that’s so pretty!! It looks a little intimidating but I need to try and make it! It would look nice as the middle part of a pillow. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! It’s actually not as complicated as it looks – a pillow is a great idea. πŸ™‚

  3. Soo super cute! I’ve been crocheting tank tops recently for my daughters, I’m thinking this would look awesome as the front and back, probably just sc to join and make straps. I just got some new yarn colors so maybe mint, salmon and brown? Not sure on the colors still. But I’m anxious to give it a go!

    1. Thank you! I think this is a great idea – let me know if it works out. It would make a very unique top. πŸ™‚

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