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mouser882
« on: January 20, 2010 11:32:18 PM »

So I've been asked to make some potholders as a gift for my cousin's upcoming wedding. Not a problem. I was looking through some of the woven looking squares, some with interlocking rings cause they want an irish/celtic themed thing.
Something like this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weaved-hotpad or these http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waldos-puzzle (sorry for ravelry links)

But now my aunt is not-so-lightly suggesting an irish knot - I think she's talking about the triangular sort of knot, as this is what is on my cousin's fiancee's ring. Like this guy:


So. I have NO idea how to crochet something like that. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be for a potholder as I can make any square into one.
I prefer making the kind of potholder where I change colors to make an image, (like this, my first potholder: http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs049.snc3/13666_599629121423_15200110_34559907_584278_n.jpg ) rather than making a motif that's sewn to the top - though that may be the best option in this case.


So: Can anybody point me to some patterns for a triangular celtic knot square? Or even a celtic knot motif? I'd prefer free but when it comes down to it I'll pay or dig up a book, if anyone has a recommendation.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010 04:43:06 AM »

I don't think I have it here, but check the Crochetalong forum. There was a lady who made something very similar to a celtic knot. Waldo's Puzzle was the name, if I remember it well. I have already tried it, and the basis is very easy, if you weave the rounds correctly  Roll Eyes. It was a Ravelry pattern...  Undecided Maybe you can check it out yourself. If not, I have it on my own pc, you can always ask me. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010 06:10:19 AM »

Smiley That's the second link I posted.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010 07:03:51 AM »

You could try getting graph paper and drawing it out, or use http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ . This will give you the same result as the other motif that you did.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010 07:23:09 AM »

Ahh.. for some reason, though I've done it before, it didn't even cross my mind to graph it this time. I'm not sure how well I could get it to show up, since single crochet stitches aren't all that even (you can see how weird the legs and arms on that robot look) but it's worth a try! Thanks for the reminder, Krysdra!
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010 08:35:54 AM »

There's this:  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K-0603003.html?r=1  (it's knit, but it's pretty much just a cord that you weave, so a fairly long cord of sc should work too)

This one's a bit more complex, and I'm confused that they keep mentioning that you need math skills when there's a pattern, but: http://crochet-patterns-techniques.suite101.com/article.cfm/triquetra_beautiful_free_crochet_pattern

I'd look for more, but every other link I click on in the yahoo search has the virus download on it.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010 02:30:49 PM »

Check out this one: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313632.msg3607139#msg3607139 made by craftADDchick! Its a really well done motif (I have made it twice) I'm sure you could alter it to add in the circle!
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010 11:17:32 AM »

Thank you for the links, Muria and Slingmomma! I saw the Lion brand one before but if I end up sewing a motif to the top it'll probably be my best bet. The second one looks intense! But very pretty. I bet they'd like it a lot so I'll probably try it out.
Slingmomma, that one looks pretty perfect for a potholder. Thank you!
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