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Sparkle Love Knot Lariats

Crochet
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
3.25 mm (D)
Lariat is approximately 32” (approx. 81 cm.) long when hung. Length is easy to customize.
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About this Limited Edition PDF: this pattern series was first described in Crochet Inspirations Newsletter #32. The instructions for this Sparkle Love Knot Lariat crochet pattern are complete and have been professionally tech edited. The pattern bogged down at the publishing stage merely because I couldn’t stop imagining more variations for this design. So, here is the $1.99 version of what would otherwise be a pricier booklet-size collection of fancy cord making!

Love Knot stitch is also called Lover’s Knot, Knot Stitch, Solomon’s Knot. A quick and easy to crochet cord. The Love Knot stitch is a handy addition to a crocheter’s toolbox. Made with thicker yarns, this versatile cord would make a great tie belt, hairband, or drawstring handle for a purse.

Seed beads add the sparkle but this lithe, airy cord is striking even without them. Lariat-style necklaces can be worn multiple ways. The adjustable “lasso” clasp tends to give an elegantly casual look when worn in the front. It can also be worn with the clasp in the back like a traditional necklace.

Skill Level: Easy Intermediate. Great for crocheters who are new to crocheting Love Knots.
I have written the pattern with few abbreviations, and include International English equivalents for American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms. These UK & Australian equivalents are in brackets {}.

After following this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • How to crochet the classic Love Knot
  • How to choose a yarn or thread wisely so that Love Knots look their best as jewelry
  • How to embellish Love Knots

To substitute yarn for this project: some yarns and threads are too slippery or silky so that the Love Knots loosen over time. I prefer one that is also not too limp or drapey so that the Love Knots stay open and lacy looking. Many natural fiber cords intended for jewelry making work well. Some #2 Light Weight (sport, light DK) cotton or linen crochet yarns also work well. For the blue Lariat, a smooth textured sport weight hemp twine such as the type often found in bead shops was used.

Beads: “E” Beads (large seed beads, size 6/0 or 5/0), approximately 150; if you plan to make a longer lariat, you will need 10 more beads for every additional 3”.
Pendant (optional): pictured pendant is “Enchanted Planet Shell Pendant” from Blue Moon Beads (www.creativityinc.com, UPC 7-6643514294-3, BM14294 PNDT SHL DECAL DSN NVY); I purchased mine in my local Michaels craft store.
Optional: bead stringing needle