I love the woven look of this crochet pattern design. It is so simple to do once you work through the first set of repeats. I used this stitch with a simple border to make one of my memory blankets for Project Sweet Peas, but you could make this blanket any size. Just be sure to start with a multiple of 4 chains + 3 chains to turn and that the beginning chain is the width you want the finished blanket to be less 2 inches to allow for the border.
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Celtic Weave Blanket
Materials & Gauge:
You can use any size or type of yarn, choose a hook that is appropriate for your yarn. I used Red Heart Soft yarn and a US H/5.00mm hook for my memory blanket.
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- BPtc – back post treble crochet – Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the stitch in previous row, yarn over and pull up loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] 3 times.
- FPtc – front post treble crochet – Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the stitch in previous row, yarn over and pull up loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] 3 times.
I use what I call a Beginning dc to start each row. This is a modified dc and makes a sturdy, straight beginning stitch that doesn’t gap like a chain 3 would.
To make a Beginning dc:
Body of Blanket:
Row 1: Start with a chain in a multiple of 4 and then add 3 chains, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain (you should have an even number of stitches), turn.
Row 2: Beginning dc, *skip 2, FPtc in next 2 stitches, crossing in front of two FPtc just made, work FPtc in two skipped stitches*. Repeat between * to end, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Working from the back of your work, Beginning dc, BPtc first 2 stitches, *skip 2, BPtc next 2 stitches, crossing behind the last two BPtc made, BPtc in two skipped stitches*. Repeat between * to last 3 stitches. Work BPtc in next two stitches, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 4: Beginning dc, *skip 2, FPtc in next 2, crossing in front of two FPtc just made, work FPtc in two skipped stitches*. Repeat between * to end, dc in last stitch, turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until blanket measures desired length, ending with Row 4.
Round 1: *Chain 1, work 3 sc in corner, work sc evenly across side to next corner*; repeat between * to end, join with sl st to beg sc. Note: Be sure your stitch count between the center corner stitches is divisible by 6 + 1 extra stitch (example: 19, 31, 37, 43, etc)
Round 2: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, [*7dc in next stitch (this should be the center stitch of the corner), *sc in next stitch, skip 2, 5dc in next stitch, skip 2*; repeat between * to stitch before the corner, sc in stitch before the corner]; repeat between [ and ] to end, join with slip stitch to beginning sc. Fasten off.
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Lady Skorski says
Is there any way you could tell me how to print this pattern without all these ads? It’s a lot of pages! Do you offer a printable version?
My pattern are free on my website (with ads). If you’d like an ad-free, formatted PDF, they are available on Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts.
Anne-Marie C. DeMarrias says
Do you have a photo of the back of the blanket or can you turn a corner down so we can see both sides?
I do not have a photo, however, the stitch is reversible, so it looks exactly the same on both sided.
Nancy Illien says
I am working on this blanket … Its beautifulbut its curling something awful ! Is that normal and will fix after the border and blocking ?
It should straighten out after the border, but be sure your tension is not too tight.
Letha Duguay says
Is the pattern on riverse side the very same look.
Yes the Celtic Weave looks the same on both sides. The border looks slightly different though.
Thank you so much for the free pattern and video!
My question for you is when you go back to do the two stitches you skipped, are you going into the right or left stitch first?
Thanks girlie, you are appriciated!
You are welcome 🙂
When you work the skipped stitches, you work them in the order in which you skipped them. So if you are right handed, you work the right hand one first.
Yolanda Cassady says
You stated to start with a chain in a multiple of 4 and then add 3 chains, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain (you should have an even number of stitches), turn. I did the chain but how is it that it should have even number of stiches when the chain starts with an odd number of chains? In order to get an even number of stitches, you would dc in third chain from hook. HELP! Help me understand the starting chain
The first row is single crochet, not double. By chaining an uneven number and then starting your first sc in the 2nd chain from hook, you are reducing the number of chains by 1. I think if you try it, you will see how it works.
Kathryn M Pless says
What a beautiful pattern! Thank yo uso much for sharing it, I’m going to have to give it a try.
Diana Ruth says
I made the afghan, and am ready to add the border, do I just make single crochets evenly across the edges, but not in every stitch? Will that leave long stitches for me to work the 2nd round into, or how does that work? And there is a chain of stitches at the top and bottom, but how do I do the sc on the sides. I love how the weave turned out tho!
Yes, you work sc along the side at about the same distance as the stitches across the top are, just be sure you have the same number of stitches on the opposite side and pay attention to the note on the stitch count for the sides.
I thank you so much for the print friendly pattern.
Wonderful pattern and design. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m going to grab my yard and start this project in about 1 minute. Love your tutorial.
I made a small bag using this stitch that turned out just incredible. My friend wants me to make more to sell with her at a show. Am I allowed to do that? I’ve seen on other sites a note that says to just make sure to credit them for the pattern, but I don’t see anything like that on here so I just wanted to check.
Yes, you may sell items and I always appreciate credit for the pattern and a link to my website 🙂
Bleh, can’t edit that. Let me rephrase that question. Also because the back-bump thing was messy :P.
I’ve been using chainless foundations when not working in back-bumps.
I noticed I may have to start from the backside since I did a foundation double crochet row out of habit.
Should I just switch front-post and back-post when following the instructions?
I don’t think so, you should be able to follow the pattern as written regardless of your starting method.
Alright, thank you :).
I love cushy texture patterns, thank you so much for this.
It’s beautiful.. I love the beginning DC…mine seems to have more boles in between the weeves and mine also has a “chain” in the back rows
You may be crocheting loosely, try a smaller hook and see if you like the result better.
Betty Hornschemeier says
Found this beautiful pattern nearly a year ago. Just in time for the arrival of my first niece. I used a variegated baby yarn and it turned out wonderfully. I plan on making this again.
That’s wonderful! Please share on my Facebook page for all to enjoy!
Mary E. says
Just wanted to thank you for this pattern. I’m wanting to make a afghan for our Pastor and his wife for Christmas. And just found this one. It looks perfect for them. Thank you again!
So glad you like it 🙂
How many skeins of the Red Heart yarn did you use? What was the final dimension of your blanket? I’m just trying to get a feel for scale. Thank you!
I’ve made this blanket several times and the number of skeins varies with the size. I use approximately 1600 yards for a typical 45″ square throw.
I see in an earlier post that you commented this pattern would not look good in a variegated yarn. Wondering if anyone has tried it? I have a beautiful variegated yarn that I’d like to use but if the Celtic pattern won’t show nicely I’ll choose a different afghan pattern. Thanks for any input you can provide.
I have not tried it in variegated, but feel that the texture and stitch definition of the pattern would be lost in the variegation.
I don’t quite understand the beginning dc. Can you explain it please. Thanks
It’s just another way to make a beginning double crochet rather than the typical chain 3. I find this method is sturdier and provides a neater edge to work the border into. You can use a chain 3 if you prefer. The picture tutorial should help you to follow my method should you choose to use it.
Hi, I have a question and hope it’s not considered strange. I’m just curious. Have you ever or would it be possible to make this blanket in multiple colors???
Yes you could, you would probably do one row in one color and the next in another. I’d love to see it if you try it!
Alternating rows of color would work well, but using variegated yarn for the entire blanket tends to ‘camouflage’ the beautiful pattern and texture of the piece. Those yarns are best used to add interest to simple stitch patterns.
Re Celtic Weave. I made a sample to show a charity that I make an afghan for each year for a raffle. It came out fine. When I started on the full size it wants to “curl up” lengthwise. any suggestions? Could it be the yarn (which is different than the sample but still a worsted weight) ?, could it be the hook size?, tension?. should I block it and see what happens? Or will putting the border on help it to flatten out? Thanks for you help. Love the pattern.
Yes to all! I do think the yarn will have an impact. Make sure that your hook/yarn combination aren’t pulling the stitches too tight. The border and blocking will help.
Hi, just found this on pinterest and want to make it, but I’m confused.. you say in comments to make a starting chain that is divisible by 4 and then add 1 for the turning chain, but your instructions say to add 3… which is it?
Hi there, it is a ch3, I’ve corrected the typo in the introduction. Have fun with the pattern!
thank you so much for making this pattern available for free for all of us! Its so beautiful and will be a perfect addition to my new daughter’s (arriving soon!) room and blanket collection 🙂
Congratulations! And thank you for your nice comments. 🙂
The back of the Celtic weave should it look like the front because my weave has a chain line through it ?i would like to see the back of your work thank you
Yes the two sides look alike, I don’t have any pictures of the back of mine at the moment. Can you show me yours?
Please explain the border stitch count divisible by 6+1. What does 6 represent?
It means a stitch count that is a multiple of 6, such as 6, 12, 18, 24, etc.
Hi, I’m Dutch and from Amsterdam. I love to crochet baby blankets, and this pattern will definitely go on my list. My blankets are mostly 60 x 60 cm (roughly 23 x 23 inches) and because I’m not selling them (I give them away to friends, familiy and charities) I have a question: will this sort of blankets suit the people of your charity, Sweet Peas? Perhaps I can send some over.
That would be lovely. You can contact the Project Sweet Pea organization directly to make arrangements.
Hester Jongbloed says
Seen it somewhere before but lost the info. I am so happy I found you and thank you so much for sharing it with us. My first and most important project for the new year. Absolutely love it and looking forward to experiment with colours. Wow.
I have started this blanket 4 times now but keep getting the same results. None of crocheting looks like it should (it all seems bunched up and bulky). Are these stitches supposed to be loose or tight? Lovely looking blanket that I would love to replicate 🙂
They should be fairly loose. Have you reviewed the video tutorial?
Roseanne Salyer says
I don’t know why other pattern makers don’t write patterns as easy to understand as you do. Maybe, you could give lessons? Thank you for this pattern, can’t wait to get started. I’m also making your little Christmas trees. Thanks, again.
Wow! I’m blushing! Thank you for your nice comments and I’m glad you enjoy my patterns.
Leatrice Jones says
This will be a wonderful pattern to pass down through my Irish Family, I have been crocheting for years and have made plenty of Afghans, for Raffles and Family ( 7 children) and Friends, this is one more to add to my pattern list. Thank you for sharing a FREE pattern for all of us who love to Crochet!
cheryl woodruff says
That is a beautiful pattern it will go with a blanket, sweater, anything that you want to do with pattern l love it.
Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern! It’s already on my to-do list but I’m planning to use sport weight yarn. Here in south Florida, we like our blankets light 🙂
— yaya aka mary
Sharon Stout says
If I have 8 skeins of Red Heart fleck @ 260 yards in each how big would my afghan be and how many chains would I need? Love this and so want to make. One of the prettiest I’ve seen.
Hi Sharon, I’d say you should be able to get about a 47″ square blanket. As for the number of starting chains, it would depend upon your hook and tension. I would just crochet a chain that is approximately 47″, make sure the number of chains can be divided evenly by 4 and then add 1 more chain. Good luck and can’t wait to see finished pictures!
Hi! Its a lovely pattern!!!
Can you please tell me how to use it in rounds as i wanted to make a bag wid the same pattern?
Excellent question! Charmed by Ewe has an excellent tutorial on how to work the stitch in the round as well. Here is the link:
Mavis Bunting says
Just by looking, I’d say you could use this pattern to make a square or rectangle shaped bag.
Beautiful, and I’m another one that’s gong to put it on the list!
Hi there, Is this pattern in American crochet terms please. As English crochet differs. IE: in English SC is double dc is treble and so on
Yes this is American terms.
It really is lovely and I’m going to try it in DK. Thanks for all the information and the link to a video. I do so much better when I see a stitch done!!
This is fantastic! I’m definitely putting it on my list 😀
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This is gorgeous. Yet another pattern to add to the “To Do” list..
Looks just luscious and all deep and comfy.
Approximately how much yarn it would take to make afghan approx 60x 60″
Hi Joyce, I’m not sure, but I’d say probably in the range of 1500 yards.
Since it’s a tight weave, and I don’t like to second guess the pattern creator 😉 and I love this and want to make it as well, 1500 yds seems like it’s not enough for a 60″x60″ I’m really interested to find out the answer. I love this pattern!!
You are correct, that is a typo and was the yardage from a smaller version I made. I would estimate it to be about 3000 yards. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Diane Loraine Hatch says
Thank you, I love textured crochet and as I’m also Celtic I’m definitely going to try this out
bridget nicholson says
thanks very much for the nice celtic weave as im celtic ,must try ,,, hope i can do it,,
Thank you and you CAN do it! Take a look at the video and take it slow for the first two or three rows and you will see how quickly it goes for you after that. Come back and share you finished projects too, we love to see them!
What a wonderfully textural pattern this is – thank you so much for sharing 🙂
Thank you, I hope you make it and share your finished project with us on Facebook too!