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Thursday, June 25, 2009

From the Crochet Me Blog...

Solomon's Knot Tutorial

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:02 PM PDT

Hey crocheters,

Our Summer issue of Interweave Crochet features a downloadable pattern, Dolores, free through September 17. This is a great summer piece, easy to layer over a tank or swimsuit.

It's made up of Solomon's Knot, which is a lovely, lacy stitch that works up quickly. If you haven't worked with this stitch before, it can seem kind of mysterious. These step-by-step photos may help out:

Start with a single crochet in the designated stitch. When you complete the stitch, pull up the loop about 1/2 inch:

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Draw a loop through to make a loose single crochet, then insert the hook between the front loop and the "hump" in the back:

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complete this second single crochet by pulling a loop through:

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Now you have a loose single crochet, with a tight one at the top. Pull the loop of this tight single crochet up about 1/2 inch:

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make another loose single crochet:

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and secure it with a tight single crochet:

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Then work a single crochet in the designated stitch on the base row:
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Pull up the loop of this single crochet as before to start the next Solomon's Knot stitch:
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On the second row, you'll have these airy Solomon's Knot's to work into, rather than the base row. You work your securing single crochet in the tight single crochet at the center -- or the "peak" of the stitch:

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Then pull up the loop of this stitch to begin the next Solomon's Knot:
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And, voila! You're on your way to making your own Dolores!

Be sure to post pictures of your FOs. We'd love to see how you make it your own!

Best,

Marcy

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