Interlocking & Mosaic
Each Celtic Knot design comes with the full written pattern and chart for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.
Bottom-Up or Center-Out
The interlocking crochet version is done from the bottom-up.
The mosaic crochet version is done from the center-out so we don’t have to worry about any cut ends!
The interlocking crochet option is on a chart size of 81 x 81. This means it begins with 40 windows in the foundation row and will finish to about 20″ square.
The mosaic crochet option uses an adjusted chart; it is solid (there are no interlocking mesh dots on it) and it does 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.
Interlocking & Mosaic Crochet Options
My June Knot samples side by side.
Thank you to my testers!
The 2023: A Year of Celtic Knots series of interlocking and overlay mosaic crochet squares was tested by Anonymous Squirrel, Crochetcarob, cyncitycrochets, Eva, Heather Passmore, MadeByMrsJones, Maja Serec, Margaret Maillet, Marijke Laenen, Mona Rae Hill, Pleva, ScorpiosHook, & Wolsalon.
Interlocking crochet sample by ScorpiosHook
Center-out, overlay mosaic crochet sample by Eva
Interlocking crochet sample by Maja Serec
Same Old, Same Old
If you’ve been following this series then you likely already know the following things, but I like to be thorough, so I’m repeating them again.
- Each month in 2023 I am publishing a new Celtic Knot square.
- Each square comes with an option to do it using the interlocking crochet technique or the center-out overlay mosaic crochet technique.
- Both options include the full written pattern and charts. The mosaic chart has X’s and shows the top 1/4 that gets repeated for all 4 sides of the square.
- The plan is to join all 12 squares into a blanket at the end of the year.
You could also use these squares for pillows or bags or wall hangings.
Overlay mosaic samples of January through June Knot (not in order) crocheted by Wolsalon.
A Single Square
The eBook saves you 40% compared to buying all 12 squares individually. But what if you don’t want all 12 squares anyway?
You can still make some amazing things with just a single square!
I love how it looks when a single design is repeated for a blanket (of course, I love the way it looks with 12 different Celtic knots as well).
I repeated Maja Serec’s sample for this pretend blanket image.
As with all my designs, high contrast between your two yarn colors is key.
Anytime you are doing colorwork with yarn you have some tough decisions to make. With interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet you almost always want two colors that are not similar at all!
Think black and white and then add a bit of color.
Variegated yarns are often a problem – but sometimes you can find something that works!
Overlay mosaic samples of April, May, & June Knot crocheted by MadeByMrsJones.
I am really pleased with how this year’s series is going. I love seeing your projects, please keep sharing! You can share in my own Facebook group (of course) and I love seeing it shared in other groups as well!
If you share on Instagram and tag me I may ask if I can share your photos to my stories!
Don’t worry about doing everything “on time”. As a business person I’m supposed to invoke a sense of urgency to get people making and sharing and such. But, as a human that enjoys my craft, I’d rather do things on my own timeline. I never want my patterns to be anything but enjoyable for you!
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