Crochet Solomon’s knots with straight edge

Here we have a scarf made using
Solomon’s knots crochet, sometimes also called lovers knots. It’s a very simple technique even though it can look
complicated. The way you make it goes a bit differently if you want to make a
rectangular piece like here with straight sides or if you want it to be a
triangle, like a shawl. So I have separate videos for this too and on this video
we are making one with straight edges. The triangle video is linked to this one.
This scarf is made in lovely quality wool by KnitCrate yarn subscription,
please check out the link in the video description for that. The final result
depends a lot on the type of yarn you are using and on how long loops you are
making. This here has quite long loops and the yarn is a lovely and soft mix of
alpaca and silk, so it would make a lovely soft shawl. But if you make very
small loops and use fine thread you get a very different result.
This here yarn is mercerized cotton and this could even be a table runner or
something of that sort. I’m Tuula and I love things to do with crochet. If you
haven’t subscribed to my channel yet you could do that now and then let’s get
started with the tutorial. Starting with a slipknot and chaining one and now straightaway we start making the long loops so your stretch the stitch to whatever length
you want it to be and you need to try to get all the loops more or less the same
length. Then take the yarn and hold on to the stitches and we are making a single
crochet and then another one so that you insert the hook between the loop and the
other yarn that we pulled there and a single crochet there. Like this, so this
holds it in place so that the long loop doesn’t start
unraveling and then you do exactly the same again,
you pull, take the yarn from there, hold on to this hair side especially so that
it doesn’t escape, through the loop and a single crochet so that the hook goes in
between these two and a single crochet. So now we have two loops and this is the
main stitch that’s what you just all the time
repeat. Pull, take a yarn-over, through the loop
and a single crochet over the other yard. So this is it and now you need to make
so many loops that this here is as wide as what you want your project to be but
it needs to have an even number of these loops so it has an even number now,
I have four. I’ll make a couple more before I turn. Here and then we are going
to turn and for turning in a piece that’s going to be rectangular or square
but one that has straight sides you always make three extra loops, so you
need three for the turning. Just the same way, one, two and three and then you twist the
chain and you will go into the third single crochet not counting the one
where your hook is at the moment so one two three and you insert the hook into
that there stitch and make a single crochet there. This means that we have
like a triangle here where we turned and then we continue towards the start of
the row, again loops and now we’ll always make two and
then attach so that was one and this is two and then you skip one and make a
single crochet into the next one, here, so this is what it looks like at the moment
and now I have four more here which means twice two loops and attaching it
in the middle there. So stretching and making a loop and straightaway another, skipping one and a single crochet into
the next one, like that, and one more. Now we have two and then we skip that
one and attach this to the start of our row. So this is what it looks like when
we have turned when we have gone back and forth once. By the way for a link for
these lovely economic hooks check my video notes. And to continue on from here
we just do always the same thing so when you turn you need three loops, one, two and three and then you turn and then we
always attach it to the single crochet in the middle of the ones where we
attached before, so here and it looks like that there and then
continue, two loops, two and then again skipping where we last
make the single crochet and putting it in between these two loops here. And
that’s how we continue, always two loops that get attached in between two loops
of the previous row and then when you come to the end you need three loops for
the turning and like this you can make lots of different types of projects. And
if you want to make a triangle piece see my other video, it’s linked both here as
an in screen and also in the video description.

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