The Lover’s Knot crochet stitch, also referred to as Solomon’s Knot, is popular among crochet enthusiasts, particularly for crafting delicate and airy evening shawls. This elegant stitch imparts a timeless charm to your creations. It’s a favorite choice for adding a touch of sophistication to a fashionable shawl.
What makes the Lover’s Knot stitch truly remarkable is its astonishing simplicity and the mesmerizing effect it achieves. This stitch is essentially a variation of the single crochet stitch (sc), but it incorporates a prolonged stretch at the center of each stitch. This elongated section is what gives the Lover’s Knot its distinctive appearance.
The beauty of the Lover’s Knot lies in its versatility. Depending on your desired project and the yarn you choose, you can create pieces ranging from delicate and ethereal evening wraps to more substantial blankets or table coverings. The openness of the stitch pattern allows for excellent drape and breathability. It’s suitable for a variety of applications beyond shawls.
Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking to explore new techniques, the Lover’s Knot stitch offers a captivating and rewarding experience. I
Learning the Lover’s Knot Crochet Stitch
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that we focus on crochet events and learning experiences. I’m not a designer (although I dabble from time to time).
I enjoy teaching crochet in a one-on-one and face-to-face environment. On the Crochet Getaway blog I share valuable resources and tips to advance your skills and augment your crochet journey.
So, I will guide you to some experts. With these resources, you will quickly transform a basic single crochet stitch into some beautiful Lover’s Knot crochet stitch designs.
I’m inspired to share this stitch with you because I recently rediscovered it during a #crochetgetaway of my own! I attended the Stitches Texas event in Irving, Texas, and participated in Jenny King’s “Mastering Solomon’s Knot” class. In only a few minutes, I could create this lovely pattern.
To create the Lover’s Knot, you start with a foundation chain. The next row will be single crochet stitches, but with an elongated loop in the middle, which creates an open and lacy texture. This elongated loop is responsible for the stitch’s characteristic daintiness. This stitch is ideal for fashioning lightweight evening shawls that exude an air of romantic sophistication.
More Crochet Resources
Need a video? This technique is available at Annie’s Online Stitch Guide, which is a library of free resources for crafting.
And there you have it!
The beautiful, lacy Lover’s Knot is now another stitch for your collection.