The Celtic Weave stitch is one of the most stunning crochet stitches, but is probably one of the hardest crochet stitches too. It’s a beautiful cable stitch that looks like woven strands. Its a thick stitch that makes beautiful and never fails to stun.
I’ve seen some beautiful chunky throws made with this stitch, and they never fail to impress.
This stitch featured in week 48 of the 50 Stitches crochet along
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet
Treble crochet (tr) = double treble crochet
For the Celtic Weave stitch you need a foundation chain in multiples of 4 plus 2 (plus 2 for your turning chain)
Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook (your turning chain counts as your first dc) make a dc. Dc in each chain across.
Row 2. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. *Skip 2 stitches and make a front post treble crochet in the next 2 stitches. Go back to the 2 skipped stitches and make a front post treble crochet (fptr) in the first skipped stitch, working in front of the previous stitches, then make another in the second skipped stitch*
Repeat between *and* then dc in the last stitch.
Row 3. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Make a back post treble crochet (bptr) around the next two stitches. *skip the next 2 stitches and make a bptr around the next 2 stitches. Go back to the skipped stitches and make bptrs first around the first skipped stitch, then around the 2nd. You need to work behind the first 2 bptr you made so that you start creating the woven effect*
To get to the skipped stitches you will need to work in front of the previous stitches. If you’re not sure how to do this I recommend watching the video. You will find this part around 9 minutes in.
Repeat between *and* ending with 2 bptr around the last 2 fptr in the row below, then dc in the last stitch of the row.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach your desired height