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!

I’m happy to see my pile of Celtic Knots squares growing!

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.

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Comparing the two techniques

5th of 12 Squares

As this is our 5th square of the series, I hope most of you know by now that each design comes with the full written pattern and charts for two techniques: interlocking crochet and center-out overlay mosaic crochet.

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 this month and I love it!!

You can make a full blanket with just one square pattern – you don’t need all 12 Celtic Knot designs!

Of course, I designed it to use all 12 squares and it’s better for *my* pocketbook if you buy all 12.

It’s better for *your* pocketbook if you grab the eBook instead of buying each square individually (a 40% savings!) and you’ll also get to hear from me every month when I send the new square!

Testers Photos

It seems woefully inadequate to just show a little picture after my testers have put in their time and effort to make sure these patterns are perfect for you all!

List of testers is below – sorry they aren’t pictured in the same order.

“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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May Knot

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) – 280 yards
    • Contrasting color (background, 1st color used) – 320 yards