Free Solomon’s knot crochet shawl pattern

Hook up a quick and elegant shawl with this fab Solomon's knot pattern by Becky Skuse.


Designer Becky Skuse says: “Solomon’s knot is such a simple stitch to work, but it’s also really satisfying. The fabric is so beautifully lacy and it grows pretty fast so you can just sit back and relax while enjoying the gentle rhythm of hooking the yarn. This Solomon’s knot crochet shawl pattern is a great first project, giving you the chance to practice making Solomon’s knots until your shawl is the size you want.” If you’ve never tried Solomon’s knot before, check out our handy step-by-step How to crochet Solomon’s knot tutorial.

We used just one ball of 4ply cotton yarn for this shawl, although feel free to use more to make it bigger, or even use a special yarn embellished with beads, sequins or metallic threads to give your shawl a touch of bling.

You will need

DMC Petra No3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m), 1 ball of 53837 (Violet Purple) – or any alternative 4ply yarn.

A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook


55x140cm (22x55in)


Solomon’s knot (SK) Pull loop up to approx 1.5cm, yrh and draw through elongated loop (1 loop on hook), insert hook between front 2 loops and back loop, yrh and draw through (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook (dc knot made)

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Free Solomon’s knot crochet shawl pattern

The term ‘knot’ in the pattern refers to the dc knot section of the Solomon’s knot.

Ch2, dc in second ch from hook (base knot made).

Row 1 38SK, turn.

Row 2 Dc in 4th knot from hook, *2SK, skip next knot, dc in next knot; repeat from * across to end, working last dc in base knot, turn.

Row 3 3SK, skip knot at base of 3SK, dc in next knot, *2SK, skip next knot, dc in next knot; repeat from * to end.

Repeat Row 3 to desired length or until you run out of yarn.

Fasten off and weave in ends.