Celtic Knot Stitch for the Loom

Celtic Knot Stitch for the Loom

Celtic Knot stitch

The Celtic Knot has a very spiritual meaning even for some people today. The understanding is that there is no beginning or end it goes on eternally like nature.  For me it’s not that serious I just see something beautiful. I am so happy that I basically bumped into this stitch and that  I have a venue where I can share it.

It is a very easy stitch to do. The only stitch skill necessary are the knit and purl. No worries if you don’t know how to loom knit these stitches because there is a video tutorial below this post that will show you within the first two minutes .

The Pattern:

Celtic Knot Stitch

Notes: This stitch will work on any loom. I used the Knifty Knitter 26-peg long loom sometimes called the Slim Jim. The pattern is very basic and works the same in the round or with a long loom (single rake)

Yarn: This pattern seems to show up much better on soft, silky, shiny fibers and solid colors.

Multiples of 2 + edges


Rows 1 – 2: Knit

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: Knit 1 , Purl 1

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: Knit

Recommendation: additional rows of knit will show more separation between rows


Celtic Knot StitchI think the stitch stands out even more if you add more rows of knit stitch. Be sure to take a quick look at the reverse side.

I think it’s so cool. I love this stitch as a square because both sides look great.

This is actually the stitch I was trying to do when I discovered the Celtic Knot Stitch. Isn’t life hilarious.


This Beautiful Hat was shared with our Facebook Family. Thank you Shawn !

Celtic Stitch









This Beautiful Baby Hat was shared here on this page. Thank you Yunus !

Celtic Baby Hat by Yunus

The Video Tutorial

Although the Celtic Knot stitch is not that difficult – I always recommend that you watch the video in its entirety before attempting to do the stitch.

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Comments: 25

  1. Shelley Barr October 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

    would the Celtic knot look good as an afghan?

    • Denise Canela October 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – so I would say yes but you may not feel the way. Keep in mind that the stitch is a bit dense.

  2. Wendy Trecartin March 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    What would be the best cast on method to use for this stitch if using a flat loom?

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Wendy – sorry for the delay – what do you mean by a “flat” loom?

      • Wendy Trecartin March 25, 2016 at 5:36 pm

        Sorry about that, it’s a straight loom. My girlfriend got me into the habit of calling the “straight” loom a “flat” loom.

        • Denise Canela March 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

          Wendy, as long as you’re using a single rack (one side at a time) you can use an eWrap cast and and then tightened the loose loops.

  3. Ashley Ward January 5, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I just found your website yesterday and I’m so excited. I am like a kid in a candy store! I am going to try to use this stitch to make a hat for my aunt that has a hold for her bun. I am also going to use 2 strands of bulky yarn (I will see how this looks after the first few rows). Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing.

    • Denise Canela January 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Can’t wait to see it !

      • Ashley Ward January 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

        Here is a picture of the hat. I didn’t get one of the back but it had a hole for a bun. I also did 4 rows of knit in between.

        Ok, so I thought I was putting a picture up, but for some reason I can’t. What am I doing wrong?

  4. Sophie October 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    First of all, I really love your website and added it to my bookmarks many months ago. I am so glad you fancy sharing with us so many stitches… When I am about to design something, I love browsing your stitches and see whether one can be of interest for that psecial project. I really love that celtic stitch. Not surpising as I am celt. And I am thinking about using it in a scarf project to combine with another stitch I found somewhere else. I still need to make a sample to see if they look nice together.

    • Denise Canela October 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      New one coming in November – nice and simple

  5. Kim August 9, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I made this hat (with a matching scarf) and it turned out beautiful. The next time I make I think I will use the e-wrap stitch, instead of the knits, in between the rows. It was hard for me to knit over the knit stitches. Actually I broke a peg trying to do the knit stitches.

    • Denise Canela August 11, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Hi Kim, send me a picture – would love to see the stitch with the variation

  6. Yunus June 26, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Hello Denise!

    I made this hat in baby size on KB’s Adjustable Hat Loom with 2 strands of 4 ply(worsted weight) yarn. For the body, I tried doing 3 rows of purl, 1k1p, purl followed by 4 knit (all knits are flat knits) like you suggested but the band of rows created were too narrow so I did 7 rows of p, k1p1, p alternating with 4 k rows.
    Following is the pattern in detail
    20 rows- 1 k(ewrap) 1 p all the way (rib stitch)

    *row 21, 22, 23, 24 k (flat)
    (4 rows of flat knit)

    row 25 p
    row 26 1k(flat) 1 p
    row 27 p
    row 28 1k(flat) 1 p
    row 29 p
    row 30 1k(flat) 1 p
    row 31 p

    repeat from * till row 59 or desired length is reached.

    Row 60 k E wrap and gather the hat.

    Sharing these pics with you.
    1) Would love to know your feedback
    2) And is it ok if I post a picture of my hat on my Facebook page along with your video?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Denise Canela June 27, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Oh Wow this is beautiful.. It’s you design and you can share it anywhere you like. I would love to share it on my Facebook page too. I don’t put my videos on Facebook for several reasons (too much to explain) but I would love for you to give a link. Thank you – that would be awesome.
      Here is the URL for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ_dmhhQ54Y

      • Yunus June 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

        Thank you so much for your reply. You can absolutely share it on your page. I have already watched your video of this stitch and also posted the same under the comment section there. Thank you 1ce again for this and for all other awesome videos of all the awesome stitches. You inspire me! God bless!

  7. Emberly May 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I am very interested in making a blanket using this stitch, i am fairly new to looming and had a few questions. I am using a kb super ahfgan loom. I was wondering what method for casting on i should use and also when i finish the row and start coming back i am confused what i should do on that last stitch to come back. I am hoping you can help me out. Thank you.

    • Denise Canela May 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Emberly, the stitch patterns are not meant to be used as project patterns – that’s why there is no per say ” start or finish ” both are up to the knitter and what effect they want on the project. Since your goal in fact is a square I would suggest that you watch a video on how to knit a scarf for beginners – sounds off subject but it will give you techniques you can use with your blanket like the “turning stitch”. For the video only: Click HERE – for the pattern and video: Click HERE

      The loom should not matter as long as you’re only using one rake.

      Hope that helps,

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  9. Anonymous November 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I cant get the video to play

    • Denise Canela November 24, 2014 at 8:12 am

      The videos on the page are working. It is definitely your computer. Have you ever been able to play a video on your computer? – You may need to install Flashplayer. It could be your browser. There are a few reasons why your computer won’t play videos. I can’t really help with that – not a computer expert. You could try going directly to YouTube – Click HERE
      Also try switching browsers – Use Chrome if you’re using Internet Explorer and vice versa

  10. LindaJ November 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous stitch!!

  11. Jenny Mackintosh November 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    thank you for the clear instructions. I am about to try the Celtic Knot on a Man’s hat.

  12. pat November 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I started looming last november, and have not been able to stop, well to eat perhaps lol, I have watched so many videos some really good and some really not, but found Denise a few months ago and I am glad that I did as I can follow her and she explains things well, and she makes me laugh with some of her comments, keep doing the videos.. brilliant..

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