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Solomon’s Knot Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

You may have noticed that we’ve recently celebrated the Solomon’s Knot crochet stitch on the Marly Bird blog. If you’re unfamiliar with this stitch, also known as the love knot, it’s a unique technique that creates very open lace work, almost web-like crochet lace. You can make those open loops small or large, changing the piece’s overall effect. In this Solomon’s Knot Blanket free crochet pattern from Yarnspirations, you’ll work with a small-to-medium size knot to create an elegant, soft, open throw.

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What Is The Love Knot?

Many crochet stitches have various names to describe the same techniques. There wasn’t always (and still isn’t exactly) a standardized way of naming stitches. People have thought they invented something new when it was the same as, or quite similar to, something someone else created – so they end up with different names. Solomon’s Knots are also called Love Knots, Lovers Knots, True Lovers Knots, Hail Stone, and simply Knot Stitch. As you can tell by the name, it’s a stitch that looks like you’ve knotted together a web or net.

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Solomon’s Knot Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Today, we want to draw your attention to the Red Heart Solomon’s Knot C2C Crochet Blanket Free Pattern on the Yarnspirations website. On the one hand, this is a simple showcasing of the beautiful stitch, repeated over and over in a single yarn color for a simple elegant blanket. On the other hand, it’s a unique interpretation of the stitch because you work it corner-to-corner. This allows you to get a new perspective on the lace web shape that it creates. Moreover, working C2C crochet allows you to grow a blanket to the specific size that you desire more easily.

Crochet Blanket Sizes

The Solomon’s Knot Blanket free crochet pattern is designed to be a 55″ square blanket. Reviewing our post on knit and crochet blanket sizes, you’ll see this is close to a standard throw blanket size. If you wanted to make it into a baby blanket or a large adult blanket, then you would simply change up the number of rows. You’ll see that the instructions have you increase to 55″. Therefore, you would increase to the size you want before decreasing accordingly.

Yarn to Complement the Stitch

This crochet blanket pattern calls for Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. This is a great choice since it’s a versatile, affordable yarn. It is a worsted weight acrylic yarn that works well for almost any stitches. And since the point of this blanket design is to showcase the unique stitch pattern, you want the yarn to sing quietly so the lover’s knots are the stars of the show.

That said, changing up a design to make it more your own is always fun. And a great way to change any design is to switch yarns. You could change up the yarn weight since you’re working corner to corner and simply need to add or decrease rows to get the blanket size that you want. What would lovers’ knots look like in a fingering or bulky weight yarn? (See our chart for recommended yarns for each yarn weight.)

Alternatively, you could change up the fiber. For example, go with a luxury yarn to make a special blanket. Merino wool, silk blends, and even some cotton blends could provide the look you want for showing off those Solomon’s Knots. Have fun playing with the options. Worsted weight yarns to consider trying might include Heatherly (acrylic/wool), Simply Alpaca, and Wool of the Andes.

Add Tassels for Weight and Design

The finishing touch on this Solomon’s Knot blanket free crochet pattern is the tassels at each corner. They add a little bit of weight to keep the blanket lying flat on the bed or couch. Plus, of course, they add a fun design detail.

Get The Solomon’s Knot Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The pattern is available for free over on Yarnspirations.

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