May Knot

May Knot is our 5th Celtic knot in this series of oversized squares.

Each month’s design can be made using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

Originally the overlay mosaic crochet technique was designed to be made from the center-out only (mainly to avoid those cut ends that creates fringe on the sides). But as of November 2023 I’ve now added a bottom-up overlay mosaic crochet option!

This version of each Celtic knot square will require you to cut your yarn at the end of each row. The fringe that gets created can either be a style feature or hidden in an envelope border. Some people choose to weave in the ends instead.

Or you can use this new file for tunisian mosaic crochet if you don’t want to deal with the cut ends on the sides.

As with all the squares in this series, you can use the interlocking crochet technique or the center-out overlay mosaic crochet technique. Right side and wrong side of both techniques shown above.

May Flowers in a Celtic Knot

How does the time keep going faster? I am stunned we are already in May! I’m also happy we finally have spring weather – the winter lasted forever.

In my mind, May is a month for flowers and warmth. I hope you can find a moment or two to rest and rejuvenate your soul this month. If some crocheting will help, I hope you can find a great project!

Monthly Updates

If you purchased the eBook on Ravelry your update is waiting in your library. If you purchased on Etsy you should have an email with the new square.

I’m happy to see that my two piles of Celtic Knots squares are growing larger!

I am happy to report my new Newsletter host appears to be functioning well! Sign up here so you never miss a new pattern release or discount code!

You’ll also have access to my Doctor Who blanket pattern for FREE!

One or a Dozen?

You can make a full blanket with just one square pattern – you don’t need all 12 Celtic Knot designs! (See second photo below)

Of course, I designed it to use all 12 squares and it’s better for my pocketbook if you buy all 12. But I know that not everyone is ready or able to get the full eBook of squares.

I do want to make sure you know what you get in the eBook though! It’s a great value because you get access to every month’s square in every colorwork technique AND if you grab the eBook instead of buying each square individually you’ll save 40%. And you’ll also get to hear from me every month when I send the new square!

CrochetCarob’s color palette is stunning! This is her center-out overlay mosaic crochet sample of May Knot.

One of my favorite things to do with the square is put it next to itself and see what a full blanket would look like. I used ScorpiosHook interlocking crochet sample of May Knot for this concept image above and I love it!!

May Knot Pattern Details

Each Celtic knot design in my 2023: A Year of Celtic Knots series of oversized squares comes with the full written pattern and chart for three techniques: interlocking crochet, center-out overlay mosaic crochet, and bottom-up overlay mosaic crochet.

Click here to go to my tutorials for these crochet techniques.

Interlocking Crochet

The interlocking crochet version is done from the bottom-up.

All of the Celtic Knots squares are on a chart size of 81 x 81. This means they begin with 40 windows in the foundation row and will finish to about 20″ square.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

– line-by-line instructions- instructions on reading a chart
– a one-page chart

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) (knot) – 250 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 240 yards

CynCityCrochets crocheted this pretty May Knot using the interlocking crochet technique.

Center-Out Overlay Mosaic Crochet

The original overlay mosaic crochet version is done from the center-out so we don’t have to worry about any cut ends when we join our squares!

The mosaic crochet charts have been adjusted from their interlocking crochet counterparts. They are solid (there are no interlocking mesh dots on it) and they do not have the unnecessary border lines.

The full chart is 77 x 77 and will finish to about 19″ square. Take note, you’ll receive the top 1/4 of the x-marked chart that gets repeated for all 4 sides of the square.

Center-Out Overlay Mosaic Crochet file includes:

– line-by-line instructions
– instructions on reading a chart
– a one-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet

Center-Out Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 16 rows = 4”
  • 19″ / 48cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (600 yards)
    • Main color (knot) – 280 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 320 yards

MadeByMrsJones crocheted this gorgeous center-out overlay mosaic crochet sample of May Knot.

Bottom-Up Overlay Mosaic Crochet

The additional bottom-up overlay mosaic crochet version can be done using Tunisian mosaic crochet if you’re trying to avoid an envelope border. Or you can weave in the cut ends. Another option is to crochet the squares together as you make them – create your foundation row as wide as three squares, for example, and crochet row 1 of all three squares, one after another, without cutting between them.

The bottom-up charts use the same solid image as the center-out mosaic crochet charts.

Gauge when worked from the bottom-up will be slightly different than when you work from the center-out.

You’ll receive both a single-page chart and a multi-page chart. Both charts have x’s marked on them for the dropped double crochets.

Bottom-Up Overlay Mosaic Crochet file includes:

– line-by-line instructions
– instructions on reading a chart
– a one-page chart marked with X’s (good for viewing on a screen)
– a four-page chart marked with X’s (better for printing)

Bottom-Up Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 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 (580 – 830 yards)
    • Main color (knot) – 250 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 330 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 250 yards


I’m so thankful for my testers. They put a lot of time and energy into their creations!

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. Thank you all!