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This is a free tutorial for the Celtic Weave crochet stitch. This stitch is for intermediate crocheters and up.
A Celtic knot symbolizes loyalty, faith, friendship, and love though a series of interwoven loops with no start or finish. These continuous twists and twirls represent eternity. Surprisingly, this distinctive design may date further back to the Romans or even the Byzantine Empire. Whatever the origins however, the Celts definitely perfected the art, and the design cannot be seen without thinking of Ireland and its rich history.
While the beautiful Celtic weave itself isn’t a knot, the stitch is reminiscent of the Celtic knot. The stitches continue seemingly off the project to continue on forever.
If you would like to add some Celtic inspiration to your project, consider using this beautiful, textured stitch. Continue reading below to learn how this stitch is created.
I did a Facebook LIVE about a month ago and I asked my followers what they would like me to make. Well, I am trying to work through my very long list and one of the requested items was the Celtic Weave Stitch.
So, here I would like to explain to you step-by-step how to do this very pretty, but not for beginner, stitch. If you have experience with FPDC’s and BPDC’s, then this will be easy to understand. But if you have never done these stitches, please learn them by clicking HERE first. Some crocheters use FPTR’s and BPTR’s, either of them work. It might just look more stretchable with the TR’s.
If you have trouble understanding the written and photo tutorial, be sure to check out the video tutorial at the end as well.
Video Tutorial for the Celtic Weave Stitch:
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Let’s get right into the tutorial for the Celtic Weave Stitch
- Make a chain that fits this formula: Multiple of 4 (which includes 2 for the turning chain and 2 dc’s for the front and back to have a nice edge). Starting from the 3rd chain from the hook, 1 dc in each ch, ch 2 and turn.
2. 1 dc in the first stitch
3. You will continue on to the next 4 posts as seen on the picture below. If counting the posts from the right to the left, they are numbered 1 thru 4.
4. Crochet 1 FPDC onto posts 3 and 4.
5. Now crochet 2 FPDC around posts 1 and 2 (in that order) from the front.
6. Repeat steps 3 thru 5 until you have 1 st left. In the last stitch, crochet 1 dc. Ch 2 and turn your work.
7. 1 BPDC in the next 2 stitches
8. Sk 2 sts, 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts
9. 1 BPDC onto the 2 skipped sts (skipped stitch are shown below where my thumb is from the side you are facing)
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until you have 3 sts left. Then crochet 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts and 1 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.
11. Repeat steps 2 thru 10 until you reach the desired length of your project.
This stitch can be complicated and hard to understand if you have never done the Front post or Back post stitches. So be sure to learn them first. Once you know how to do these stitches, the Celtic Weave Stitch is like a walk in the park.
This stitch is so pretty. I can imagine a pretty pillow case or a blanket made with it easily. Once you made this stitch, please show me some picture of it on my Facebook page. Click the link below to follow me on social media.
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