17 March 2014

Celtic Knot motif

Celtic Knot Trivet

This is a little diversion from my normal amigurumi projects. I have been inspired by flat appliques and square motifs lately.

Since today is St. Patty's Day, I wrote a pattern to make a Celtic Knot trivet or granny square. If you plan to use it as a trivet, I recommend making it out of cotton yarn (something that won't melt!). I made this with 4-ply cotton yarn and a size E (3.5mm) hook. It measures 7 inches unblocked.







    Corner Motif: (shown in copper and orange)
    Make 4.
    Row 1:  Chain 68.
    Row 2:  Starting in the third chain from the hook, dc 10, 3 dc in next st, dc 10, [2 dc in next st] repeat 7 times, dc 10, 3 dc in next st, dc 3, [2 dc, ch 1, tc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next st, dc 3, 3 dc in next st, dc 2, [2dc in next st] repeat 7 times, dc 10.
       Chain 2, slip stitch into the first chain.
       Tie off. Leave a 3 inch long string for sewing.

       You have finished your first Corner Motif (Fig. 1)

       When you have made 4 Corner Motifs, weave them together (Fig. 2). Figure 3 will help you weave the motifs together.

    Outer Ring Motif (shown in blue)
    Row 1:  Chain 182.
    Row 2:  [Dc 5, dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog, dc 2, 3 dc in next st, dc 3, [2 dc, ch 1, tc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next st, dc 3, 3 dc in next st, dc 2, [2dc in next st] x7, dc 10] repeat 4 times.
       Tie off. Leave a 3 inch long string for sewing. (Fig. 4)

       Starting with a loop in the center of the Ring Motif, weave the ring motif through and around the Corner Motifs (Fig. 5).

       Sew Ring Motif closed with a yarn or embroidery needle, edge to edge. Sew Corner Motifs closed by sewing the edge of the long straight end to the first three chains of the loop end of the Corner Motif (Fig. 6).

    Border: (shown in slate blue)
    Row 1:  [3 sc in dc edge, 8 sc along first corner motif, 8 sc along first loop of ring motif, 6 sc along second loop of ring motif, 10 sc along second corner motif, 1 sc in corner] repeat on each edge.
       Slip stitch on the first sc of the border. Tie off and weave ends in.

       You could continue with a second row of sc or dc for a thicker border. I think it looks elegant with a thin border edge.
       The square really improves with blocking!






    Fig. 1:  Finished Corner Motif.



    Fig. 2:  4 Corner Motifs woven together.



    Fig. 3:   Knot pattern to help you weave motifs together.








    Fig. 4:  Finished Outer Ring Motif.




    Fig. 5:  Ring Motif woven into Corner Motifs.




    Fig. 6:  Ends sewn together and woven in. Looks much better!




    Finished square Celtic Knot trivet!




    I hope you enjoyed this free crochet celtic knot square trivet pattern!