January Knot by Ashlee Brotzell

January Knot

January 2023
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet (US) in Back Loop Only
5.0 mm (H)
4.5 mm
490 - 580 yards (448 - 530 m)
20" x 20" / 52cm x 52cm
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The design I’ve used in January Knot is often referred to as the Dara knot or a shield knot and it represents strength or protection.

In November 2023 I made a major change to this month’s design to fix the overs and unders that weren’t following the proper Celtic knot rules. Many images will show the original (with the mistake) but the current files use the new and improved image.

Read more about my year of monthly Celtic knot squares at https://ashleeslint.com/2022/12/04/2023-a-year-of-celtic-knots/ and see the foundation / corners support video: https://youtu.be/0wynnBpYH3k

For this series of Celtic knot squares, the interlocking crochet technique uses a chart size of 81 x 81; the mesh dots and extra border lines have been removed for the mosaic version so that chart size is 77 x 77. The interlocking crochet version is done from the bottom-up and there are two overlay mosaic crochet options; one is done from the center-out and the other from the bottom-up.

You will receive:

  • One file for the interlocking crochet technique: full written pattern and one-page chart (81 x 81)
  • One file for the center-out overlay mosaic crochet technique: full written pattern and 1/4 square x-marked chart (77 x 77)
  • One file for the bottom-up overlay mosaic crochet technique: full written pattern, single-page and multi-page x-marked charts (77 x 77)

The Locked Filet Mesh (LFM) interlocking crochet method uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; two colors are worked alternately which creates the pattern. YouTube Tutorials

Mosaic crochet uses single crochet and double crochet stitches. The double crochet stitches cover some of the other color’s single crochet stitches to create the design.When you work in the round you carry your yarn up the corner so there’s no need to cut it at the end of each round. YouTube Tutorials and the center-out tutorial specifically

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Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file

  • line-by-line instructions
  • a one-page chart Interlocking Crochet Details
  • Chart: 81 x 81
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (490 - 565 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (knot) – 250 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 240 yards

Center-Out Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

  • line-by-line instructions
  • instructions on reading a chart
  • a one-page inverted triangle chart marked with X’s Center-Out Mosaic Details
  • Full chart size is 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 16 rows = 4”
  • 19” / 48cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (580 yards)
    • Main color (knot) – 250 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 330 yards

Bottom-Up Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

  • line-by-line instructions
  • instructions on reading a chart
  • a one-page chart marked with X’s for viewing on a screen
  • a four-page chart marked with X’s for printing Bottom-Up Mosaic Details
  • Chart: 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 22” x 21” / 56cm x 52cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (570 - 820 yards)
    • Main color (knot) – 250 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 320 yards
    • Optional envelope border - 250 yards

The “2023: A Year of Knots” series was tested by Altona Newcombe, Angela Kermack, Ann Walter, Anonymous Squirrel, Brandi, Chantal Lariviere, CrochetCarob, cyncitycrochets, Divya Tellakula, Eva, Heather Passmore, Just Duckie Crochet, Kami, MadeByMrsJones, Maja Serec, Margaret Maillet, Marijke Laenen, Pleva, Roxy’s Yarnstitchery, ScorpiosHook, Tehzeeb Mahil, & Wolsalon.

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