How to Crochet Celtic Weave Stitch

Celtic Weave Stitch Swatch With Green Yarn
Mollie Johanson
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    Learn to Work the Celtic Weave Stitch

    Celtic Weave Crochet Stitch Sample
    Mollie Johanson

    Crochet a unique woven pattern with Celtic weave stitch! Made with front and back treble crochets, it looks like basket weaving with yarn. This advanced crochet stitch takes a little practice, but once you get it, it's easy to remember. 

    You can use Celtic weave to crochet blankets, scarves, hats, and more. And while this tutorial walks you through how to work the stitch flat, with small modifications you can also do this in the round. 

    It's helpful to know front and back post crochet before trying this stitch pattern, but you can learn as you go through the steps. The process for forming the weaving is a crocheted cable, which really just means you're crocheting the stitches out of order so they cross each other.

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    Crochet a Foundation Row

    Crochet a Foundation of Double Crochet
    Mollie Johanson

    Begin your Celtic weave crochet with a multiple of 4 + 2 stitches.

    You can either start with a chain and then work double crochet stitches or form the foundation row with foundation double crochet stitches. Whichever method you choose, check that you have the correct multiple of double crochets.

    At the beginning of the first row of Celtic weave, chain 2 and double crochet in the first stitch.

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    Row 1: Skip Stitches and Work Front Post Treble Crochets

    Skip Two Stitches and Front Post Treble Crochet
    Mollie Johanson

    Skip two stitches and work a front post treble crochet in each of the next two stitches. 

    To make a front post treble crochet, yarn over two times, just as you would for a standard treble crochet. Instead of inserting the hook at the top of the stitch, go between the double crochet "posts" from the front of your work. Finish the treble crochet as usual.

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    Row 1: Work Front Post Treble Crochets in the Skipped Stitches

    Front Post Treble Crochet in the Skipped Stitches
    Mollie Johanson

    Go back to the first skipped stitch and work a front post treble crochet, then work another in the next stitch.

    Working these stitches is trickier than the first two stitches because the first stitches tend to hide the stitches from the previous row. Use your fingers to feel and identify where those stitches are and where to insert your hook.

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    Row 1: Looking at the First Set of Stitches

    One Set of Row 1 Celtic Weave Stitches Complete
    Mollie Johanson

    Those first four front post treble crochets form the first set of Celtic weave stitches. You should see a set of two stitches crossing from the lower right toward the upper left. 

    Repeat the previous two steps to continue the pattern along the row: Skip two stitches, front post treble crochet 2, front post treble crochet 2 in the skipped stitches.

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    Row 1: A Full Row of Celtic Weave

    Row 1 of Celtic Weave Stitch
    Mollie Johanson

    At the end of the row, work a double crochet in the last stitch.

    With row 1 finished, you should see the groups of stitches leaning toward the left, with groups of stitches going behind them. It's also normal to see small gaps between the groupings.

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    Row 2: Work Back Post Treble Crochets

    Back Post Treble Crochet in the First Post Stitches
    Mollie Johanson

    At the beginning of row 2, chain 2 and work a double crochet in the first stitch. 

    Work a back post treble crochet in each of the next two stitches. These will be the two easy to spot stitches, not those hidden behind.

    To make a back post treble crochet, yarn over two times, then insert the hook so it goes under the post on the back of your work. Finish the treble crochet as usual. Note that because you need to work through the back of the post (which is the right side of the crochet), it's easier to hold your crochet so your work looks upside down.

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    Row 2: Skip Stitches and Work Back Post Treble Crochets

    Skip Two Stitches and Back Post Treble Crochet
    Mollie Johanson

    Skip two stitches and work a back post treble crochet in each of the next two stitches. These will be the two easy to spot stitches, not those hidden behind.

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    Row 2: Work Back Post Treble Crochets in the Skipped Stitches

    Back Post Treble Crochet in the Skipped Stitches
    Mollie Johanson

    Go back to the first skipped stitch and work a back post treble crochet, then work another in the next stitch. 

    These stitches are tucked away under the first set of back post treble crochets. Feel where they are first to make it easier to work the new stitches.

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    Row 2: Looking at the First Set of Stitches

    One Set of Row 2 Celtic Weave Stitches Complete
    Mollie Johanson

    As you work row 2, it's actually the back of your work. To see how your first set of Celtic weave stitches, flip your crochet over and you can see the woven pattern starting to show up. 

    Flip your work back so you can continue across the row. Repeat the previous two stitches across the row: Skip two stitches, back post treble crochet 2, back post treble crochet 2 in the skipped stitches. Stop when 3 stitches remain.

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    Row 2: Work Back Post Treble Crochets

    Back Post Treble Crochet in the Last Two Post Stitches
    Mollie Johanson

     Work a back post treble crochet in each of the next two stitches. End with a double crochet.

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    Row 2: A Full Row of Celtic Weave

    Row 2 of Celtic Weave Stitch
    Mollie Johanson

    At the end of row 2, when you look at the right side of the work, you should see the stitches looking like they are continuous, working over and under the groups of stitches.

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    Row 3: Skip Stitches and Work Front Post Treble Crochets

    Skip 2 Stitches and Front Post Treble Crochet 2 Times
    Mollie Johanson

    Row 3 follows the same pattern as row 1, but instead of working into the foundation row, the stitches go through the back post treble crochets from the previous row. 

    So, for this row chain 2, double crochet, *skip two stitches, front post treble crochet 2, front post treble crochet 2 in the skipped stitches, repeat from * to the last stitch, double crochet.

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    Add Rows to Form the Celtic Weave Pattern

    Celtic Weave Crochet Stitch Sample
    Mollie Johanson

    Repeat rows 2 and 3 to continue building the Celtic weave stitch pattern. It's amazing to watch the design appear because it looks like it's actually woven!