Crazy Hands Knitting

How to Crochet Celtic Weave Stitch (in rows)

The Celtic Weave Stitch is one of my favorite crochet techniques. It is advanced from one side as requires knowledge of how to do front post and back post stitches as well as treble crochet stitch and ease from another side as it has only two rows of repeat. Once you get the hang of it you simply can’t stop anymore. After learning how to do this stitch, I ended up crocheting blankets, baskets, purses, cowls and hats. It is a beautiful stitch that creates a brilliant effect and reminds me my lovely cables.

Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

st(s) – stitch(es)

yo – yarn over

FPTC – front post treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert your hook from front to back and then to the front again around the post stitch, pull up a loop (now you have 4 loops on your hook), yo, pull through two, yo,  pull through two, yo,  pull through two.

BPTC – back post treble crochet: yo twice, insert the hook from back to front and then to the back again around the post stitch, pull up a loop (now you have 4 loops on your hook), yo, pull through two, yo,  pull through two, yo,  pull through two.

How to Crochet Celtic Weave Stitch in Rows:

Crochet a foundation row of 24 (or any other number multiple by 4) +3 sts

Row 1: dc in the 5th st and all other stitches across. Work in back ridge of chain. Turn.

Row 2: (RIGHT SIDE) ch3, [skip next to stitches, FPTC around the next two stitches, then find that 2 skipped stitches and work FPTC around the 1st and after around the 2d stitches] – repeat across until you have 2 dc and ch3. FPTC around next 2 sts and dc in top of chain 3, turn.

Row 3: (WRONG SIDE) ch3, [skip next 2 sts again and make BPTC around the next 2 sts, go behind the work and find those 2 skipped sts, BPTC around the 1st and 2d sts] – repeat across until 3 sts remain. Make BPTC around next top-left treble crochet sts, dc in top of chain 3, turn.

Row 4: (RIGHT SIDE) ch3, [skip next to stitches, FPTC around the next two stitches, then find that 2 skipped stitches and going in front work FPTC around the 1st and after around the 2d stitches] – repeat across until you have 2 dc and ch3. FPTC around next 2 sts and dc in top of chain 3, turn. At this row you can see that skipped stitches will be always hidden a bit. Help yourself with fingers to make it easier to get them.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until desired length.

Check out my video tutorial below if you got lost reading the pattern. I hope you enjoy it and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Related posts
Crochet Strawberry Pattern for Rainbow Cardigan
CH Knitting
Crochet baby bib pattern with car applique
CH Knitting
Crochet Christmas Tree Garland Pattern
CH Knitting

Leave a Comment