Wristlets are all the rage now and this one would be one of the most unique with its Celtic Knot Heart and eye-catching color combination. A simple twist on the basic single crochet stitch makes a knit-looking fabric for the base and the knot is woven from a simple crocheted cord.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Wristlet = 4” x 6”; Heart knot = 2.75” wide x 2.5” tall
Gauge: 20 sts x 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in spike sc stitch (for base)
Gauge is not necessary for this project.
Yarn: Nazli Gelin Garden 3 (100% Egyptian Cotton; 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 300-13 Aqua (A, 1 ball), 300-02 Cream (B, 1 ball), 300-06 Deep Pink (C, 1 ball)
Hook: US size C/2 (2.75 mm); US size F/5 (3.75mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, 7” zipper, matching sewing thread and needle, optional: square of matching felt (measuring size of inside of wristlet)
Sc2tog – sk1 (Single crochet two together with a skip 1)
Insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, sk next st, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Insert hook into next st 2 rows below, pull up a lp (2 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps.
Celtic heart knot is made with a crocheted cord that is woven and then sewn to the base of the wristlet.
The base of the wristlet is folded in half with top edges forming the opening for zipper.
Heart Knot Cord
With smaller hook and C, ch 130.
Working in the back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch and in each of next 5 chs, sc2tog-sk 1 (see Special Stitches), sc in each of next 15 chs, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next ch, sc2tog, sc in next 16 chs, 2 sc in next ch, sc in each of next 14 chs, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 10 chs, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch, sc in next 10 chs, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 12 chs, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 15 chs, (sc2tog) twice, sc in last 6 chs.
With smaller hook and B, working in the back loops only, sl st around both edges of cord just made, making sure to ch 1 at all points in cord.
Lightly steam block cord and let dry completely.
Pin knot diagram to Styrofoam block.
With RS facing, pin cord along path of knot diagram starting at * on diagram, making sure to pass correctly either over or under according to the diagram. As you weave the knot, all of the points and increases made in the cord should fall into place within the knot’s pattern.
Remove knot from diagram and turn to WS facing. With matching sewing thread and needle, sew cord ends together so hidden under cord section that passes over. Sew all crossings so that stitching is not showing on RS.
With A and larger hook, ch 30.
Row 1: Working in the back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (29 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc spike over next sc into row below, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *sc spike over next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Rep Rows 3-4, 30 times.
With larger hook and A, ch 62.
Working in back bar of ch, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Using photo as a guide, sew Heart Knot to one side of Wristlet Base.
Using matching sewing thread and needle, sew zipper to top edges of base.
Optional: Sew square of felt to inside of wristlet to line it.
Fold strap in half and pin to top right side of side seam.
Sew up sides of Wristlet, being careful to sew through Strap as well.