This knot is another type of shield knot and is sometimes used to symbolize luck. I thought it might help you get lucky with my 3rd Year Designaversary Celebration and Giveaways! I’ll be making the big draw on May 1, 2023 but I’ll also have a few random giveaways throughout the month along with some super deals!

This is our 4th square in this series. I really love seeing all your work! Keep posting on Instagram and Facebook!

Interlocking crochet sample by Maja Serec. Light blue used as the Main Color (MC).

I hope everyone is enjoying this series so far!

If you haven’t purchased the eBook yet, you can use January Knot (Ravelry only) as a trial to see if you like my style.

Throughout 2023, if you purchase “January Knot” on Ravelry and then decide to upgrade to the full eBook, “2023: A Year of Celtic Knots“, it will be automatically discounted by the cost of the individual square. This way you don’t have to pay for January twice!

Unfortunately, Etsy doesn’t have the same promo capabilities. But you can purchase the eBook there if you prefer that platform.

The eBook listing (on Ravelry or Etsy) saves you 40% compared to buying each square individually. Each month it will be updated to include the next square at no additional cost, you only pay once.

I’ve also posted this one square on Ribblr. I am still deciding how much I want to use Ribblr, so I haven’t yet decided if I will make more patterns available there or not.

As always, my designs come with the full written pattern and charts for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. The mosaic versions of these Celtic knot squares have solid stitches (no interlocking mesh dots) and are done from the center-out so there’s no cut ends to worry about.

The image above shows both techniques, the front and the back. You can also see the size difference. Some of that is my difference in tension between the techniques. Some is due to the yarn weight (they are both worsted weight yarn but the light brown is a much lighter worsted weight than the Red Heart Super Saver Macaw – the blue).

A few weeks ago I unveiled the tunisian mosaic crochet option and then I was asked if I’ll be making a bottom-up mosaic version of the squares since the main reason for doing it from the center-out is so we don’t have to worry about cut ends which is also what the tunisian mosaic crochet technique solves.

I have added this to my to-do list. But I can’t guarantee when I will have those ready for you.

“2023: A Year of Knots” series of interlocking and overlay mosaic crochet squares tested by Anonymous, Anonymous Squirrel, Crochetcarob, cyncitycrochets, Heather Passmore, MadeByMrsJones, Maja Serec, Margaret Maillet, Marijke Laenen, Mona Rae Hill, Pleva, ScorpiosHook, & Wolsalon.

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April Knot

Do you think the inner circle is another rope or a metal ring? I kind of imagine it is a never-ending rope looped around the ring.

I like the corner detail in this square when it’s joined to more squares with the corner detail!

This month's square, April Knot, repeated in a 3 x 3 grid to show what a blanket would look like using a single square.
Mockup using a single square repeated for a blanket. I just love these colors CrochetCarob has used for her mosaic square this month!

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 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) (the knot, 1st color used) – 250 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 240 yards

Center-Out Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 16 rows = 4”
  • 20” x 20” / 52cm x 52cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (600 yards)
    • Main color (the knot) – 250 yards
    • Contrasting color (background, 1st color used) – 350 yards