August Knot

This is the 8th square in our Celtic Knots series of crochet squares. These oversized, large squares can be crocheted using one of two techniques: interlocking crochet or center-out, overlay mosaic crochet.

This swirly design makes me think of flowers and happy, pretty things and is my favorite square of the series.

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.

Eva’s plummy pink sample is my favorite!

Interlocking & Mosaic Crochet

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 when we join our squares!


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 Crochet samples.

Center-out, Overlay Mosaic Crochet samples.

My kitten, Popcorn, helping me crochet.

The Month of August

I try to prepare myself for the craziness of August (it’s a very busy month in our household: three birthdays and an anniversary) but this year July threw me for a big loop and I am in no way ready for August to be here already!

Human to human, a gentle reminder (that I need to take to heart): no one else can decide what your priorities are. Focus on what you need to focus on.

Some days, my focus is on point and other days I need a little nudge to bring me back to reality. July threw me under the bus and forced me to really take a hard look at myself and my priorities. Turns out, I need to be a bit higher on my list.

More kitten pics, because he’s just so cute!

Before July

I wore myself right down. I knew I was wore out. I knew it was bad. It’s been months of bad. I tried asking for help.

Then the household got sick. A real zinger. And mom (me) was suddenly needed more than ever. And, again, I tried asking for help.

I also got sick (how many times does a child need to sneeze or cough directly into your eyeballs before getting sick is inevitable?). I started it with a migraine so I wasn’t really sure I was getting sick at first – denial at it’s finest.

The truth is, I haven’t been sick that much in the last few years – especially not in comparison to how often I was sick as a child. I was sick a little less often as a teenager, but even through my university days I was sick quite a bit. Hospitals, doctors, medicines – all very familiar, and very triggering.

I also had a reaction to one of the medicines I took in July. Also a common thing for me.

Between my physical sick and my emotional whirlpool, July was not pleasant. And, I’m not really at 100% yet.

Part of me cringes badly at the thought of sharing these personal tidbits. No one needs to know; no one cares about that; keep it focused on crochet; keep it fun and light; you’re bringing people down; it’s too vague; it’s too specific; stop seeking attention.

I know that there are others our there struggling the same way I am. And I feel alone. So in an effort to help others from feeling alone I am sharing a piece of myself.

Because although crochet is definitely a huge part of me, it is not all of me. And everytime I share these tiny details I get messages telling me “thank you”. So I will continue to share little bits, as I am able, when I’m feeling brave enough. And hopefully, for at least a moment, someone out there can feel a little less alone.

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