You may have noticed that recently we’ve been celebrating the Solomon’s Knot crochet stitch here on the Marly Bird blog. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a unique technique that creates very openwork, almost web-like lace crochet designs. You can make those open loops small or large, changing the overall effect of the piece. In this Solomon’s Knot Blanket free crochet pattern from Yarnspirations, you’ll work with a small-to-medium size knot (they’re also called Lovers Knots) to create an elegant, soft, open throw.
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What Is The Love Knot?
Many crochet stitches have a variety of different names to describe the same techniques. There wasn’t always (and still isn’t exactly) a standardized way of naming stitches. People across time have thought that 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 Knot, 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.
Solomon’s Knot Resources:
- Learn all about Solomon’s Knot here
- See how to crochet a Solomon’s Knot cuff with beads
- Check out how this stitch can be used as a small design detail in a tee
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 over 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 more easily grow a blanket to the specific size that you desire.
Crochet Blanket Sizes
The Solomon’s Knot Blanket free crochet pattern is designed to be a 55″ square blanket. If you review our post on knit and crochet blanket sizes, you’ll see that this is close to the size of a standard throw blanket. 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 that 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 is 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 lovers knots are the stars of the show.
That said, it’s always fun to change up a design to make it more your own. And a great way to change up any design is to change the yarn. 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 weight yarn or a bulky weight yarn? (See our chart for recommended yarns for each yarn weight.)
Alternatively, you could change up the fiber. Go with a luxury yarn to make a really special blanket, for example. 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 laying flat when it is 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.