Posted on 17-1-2022 by Janita van Rijnsbergen
Happy New Year! Have you had less time to pick up a hook over the holidays? All the more reason to have an extra creative start to 2022 and learn a new crochet stitch: Celtic weave stitch. Read on for the free Celtic weave stitch pattern and video tutorial, then have a go yourself.
What is Celtic weave stitch?
If we had to describe Celtic weave stitch—also known as interweave cable stitch—in one word, it would be ‘robust’. Celtic weave stitch is a chunky stitch created by crossing front post treble crochets (front post double trebles, for those more familiar with UK terminology) over each other. This produces the woven effect that resembles knitted cables. If you are looking to add a striking central panel to a crocheted blanket, for example, Celtic weave stitch is ideal. We did just that in our Dream Baby Blanket 2.0. You could, of course, work your entire project in Celtic weave stitch. It would make a fabulous cushion or cowl. It is important that you keep your crochet tension nice and loose to get a really smooth result. Also, bear in mind that your fabric will be a bit thicker with the overlapping post stitches.
Free crochet pattern – Celtic Weave Stitch
Grab your hook and let’s crochet! See this free Celtic weave stitch pattern as an opportunity to design and create all sorts of beautiful makes. As seeing is often easier than reading, we have also put together a video tutorial for you.
Requirements for swatch -
1 ball Yarn and Colors Baby Fabulous 052 Orchid
- Crochet hooks 5 and 5.5 mm
Abbreviations used (US terms, UK in brackets)
ch - chain
tch - turning chain
dc - double crochet (UK treble crochet)
FPtr - front post treble crochet (UK front post double treble crochet)
BPtr - back post treble crochet (UK back post double treble crochet)
rep - repeat
Foundation: With 5.5 mm hook, ch 36 for foundation ch. To adjust width of project, use a multiple of 4.
Row 1: Change to 5 mm hook. Begin in 3rd ch from hook, 34 dc, 1 tch.
Row 2: 34 dc, 1 tch.
Row 3: 1 dc, *skip next 2 dc, 2 FPtr around next 2 dc, 2 FPtr around 2 skipped dc (work in front of 2 FPtr you just crocheted).* Rep *-*. End with 1 dc, 1 tch.
Row 4: 1 dc, 2 BPtr, *2 BPtr around the 2 overlying FPtr from previous row, 2 BPtr around the 2 underlying FPtr from previous row.* Rep *-*. End with 2 BPtr, 1 dc, 1 tch.
Row 5: 1 dc, *skip next 2 BPtr from previous row, 2 FPtr around next 2 BPtr from previous row. Then work 2 FPtr around 2 skipped BPtr from previous row (work in front of 2 FPtr you just crocheted).* Rep *-*. End with 1 dc, 1 tch.
Rep rows 4 and 5 until you reach desired length.
Video tutorial – Celtic Weave Stitch
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