For the Viking Knot I sought inspiration in my Icelandic heritage and the design is based on an old Viking pattern of a continuous knot. I then simplified the pattern, with the intention of giving it a modern and more abstract look.
Despite the modern approach, the meaning is still the same and for me these knots and the way they are interlaced represent unity, strength and how we are all connected in past, present and future.
you can use any yarn you like for this pattern and a hook that suits your yarn.
I used Scheepjes Metropolis, if using this yarn and making the same size of cushion as I did, you will need
4 skeins in color A
4 skeins in color B
Specifically, I used 4 skeins of Miami (069) for the dark grey main color (A), 1 skein of Warsaw grey (072) and 2 skeins each of colors Seoul (035) & Dhaka (040) for the pattern colors (B).
Use a 2.5 mm hook if using the recommended yarn, or a hook that suits the yarn you are using
30 stitches and 29 rows = 10 cm
When using a 2.5 mm crochet hook and recommended yarn.
I made a cushion cover that measures 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 inches) and the pattern details this size exactly.
However, this is a continuous pattern, that is worked in repeats of 24 stitches and 24 rounds, so you can really use this same pattern to make any size of cushion cover you like.
Furthermore, you can use this pattern to make various projects, for example an iPad cover, a cowl or a bag when working it in the round. You can then just as easily work it flat and make a blanket, rug, place mats or potholders.
Abbreviations (US terms):
ST = stitch/stitches
SS = slip stitch
CH = chain stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
This pattern consists of continuous mosaic pattern, which can be worked for any size you like, and comes both with written instructions for how to work it in the round and flat, as well as a chart.
The cushion cover is crocheted in the round. At the end of each round you connect with a slip stitch. Once the mosaic pattern starts, work one round in color A (main color) and then one round in color B (pattern color), alternating with each round. There’s no need to cut the yarn between rounds, just carry it up on the backside, but each round is worked with only one color at a time. I recommend using contrasting colors. You can work the cushion either with just 2 color, or with multiple pattern colors, like I do here. If you use multiple pattern colors, then you need to work one row using the intarsia method at the start of each new color.
If you want to work this pattern flat, then the same goes for the colorwork, but you cut the yarn at the end of each row and work the whole piece from the right side of the piece, from right to left or if lefthanded, from left to right.