Celtic Knot Necklace

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This special celtic knot, symbolizing motherhood with its two intertwined hearts, will make a perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. Simply crochet four cords and weave them according to the diagram included. A gold chain and dainty beads add a classy finishing touch.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 3” L x 2¼” W (Pendant); Necklace Length = 21¾”

Gauge: 7 sc = 1”

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn DMC Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 9 yards [8 meters]): #913 (2 skeins)

 

Hook: US size 2.75 mm steel hook

Notions: 20” necklace chain, clasp, 4 jump rings (4.0 mm), 1 jump ring (6.0 mm), 10 teardrop coral beads (5.0 mm), embroidery needle, 1 yd gold wire (26 gauge) or 10 eye pins, matching sewing thread, photocopy/print out of knot diagram, 5” x 5” piece of cork or Styrofoam, 20 straight sewing pins, jewelry pliers

Pattern Notes

Four cords are crocheted using the sc st, and then the cords are woven according to diagram given. Mark each cord with different stitch marker to be able to identify them. Work all stitches in the BACK BAR of the chain. Fasten off all cords leaving a long tail to use in assembly. When weaving knot, use sewing pins to hold cords in place. All cord ends meet along the center of the pendant.
Wire wrap for beads: Cut about 2½” length of wire and thread through bead so ends are equal length protruding from bead. Twist lengths together and wrap twisted ends around pliers to form a loop. Trim off excess and hook onto chain.

Pattern

Cord A: Ch 30, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
Cord B: Ch 34. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
Cord C: Ch 45. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
Cord D: Ch 43. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
Steam block all cords, making sure to lay flat. Let dry completely.

Weaving the Knot

Pin knot diagram to cork.
Starting with Cord A and with RS facing, lay cord along path shown in Diagram (white).
Lay Cord B on path as shown in Diagram (blue) making sure to pass correctly over Cord A at *.
Using embroidery needle and yarn tails, sew cord ends together.
With Cords A and B on Diagram, lay Cord C along path shown in Diagram (red) making sure to pass correctly over and under throughout.
Lay Cord D along path shown in Diagram (green) making sure to pass correctly over and under throughout.
Using embroidery needle and yarn tails, sew ends of Cords C and D together.
Secure all crossings with pins and remove cords from Diagram.
Turn over so WS is facing. Using embroidery needle and yarn tails, sew all crossings making sure stitches do not show on RS of work.

Finishing

Cut necklace chain into 2-10” lengths.
Using smaller jump rings, attach chain to pendant using photo as a guide.
Attach large jump ring to one end of necklace chain.
Attach small jump ring and clasp to other end of necklace chain.
Using needle and sewing thread, attach 4 beads to pendant as shown in photo.
Using wire and pliers, attach 6 beads to chain length (use photo as a guide). See Pattern Notes. yarn ball

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