Celtic Knot Cross Stitch
Instructions On Making Celtic Knot Cross Stitch
Celtic knots are very famous for their intricacy and diminutive details. You can get a celtic cross stitch pattern for your favorite knot, it can be an easier and simple one or can be the one with that extra details. Celtic knots are geometrical patterns with those soft curves, making them extraordinarily beautiful and enchanting.
Craftsmen, who know the worth of these Celtic knot patterns, seem to be obsessed with them. They are the true admirers of this valuable art of cross stitch. Celtic knot can be a little tricky for the beginners to make, as it needs extra care and attention to make it as beautiful as it should be. But don’t worry you can try one of the knots today. I’ll teach you one basic knot in a simple way, so that you can start working on your own and can copy those lovely patterns available all over the world.
· I find it easier to make a Celtic knot if I use a graph paper while making a knot. Take a graph paper and a felt tip pen. Now you have to make prominent a few dots. Leave one dot normal and highlight one with pen. Go on doing this in a whole line over a paper. Now start another line but in opposite order. It should look like an ordinary dot surrounded by high lightened dots on four sides and vice versa. There are also graph papers already available with such details; you can get one for your convenience.
· Mark off a portion of your graph paper, at least 5 big dots and 4 little dots across. Mark the same distance down (5 big and 4 little dots) so you have an even square. Each small dot is going to be an intersection where two "ropes" of knot are going to cross over each other. Put a double lined "X" over a little dot on your graph paper. It should look like a tipped over tic-tac-toe board.
· Continue drawing your "X" over each little knot up to your border. Do not "X" the little dots that lie right on your border line, just those that fall within the border. Your big dots never get crossed over. Make sure you fill the area on small dots all over the required surface. It all depends on how big you want the pattern to be. You can choose between the thread widths too. Decide whether you want a thick one or a thin one.
· Now that we have all the little dots crisscrossed, we must join the knot lines along the sides, top and bottom of the marked off area. Find where two lines bough out from the body of the knot, angling towards each other. Make a double lined bend to connect them. You may vary the sharpness of the turn to suit your tastes, from a 90 degree angle to a soft, round curve. There are a lot of variations you can do by varying the angle of the bends.
This was a simple knot that I taught you. But it is better for you to buy a Celtic cross stitch knot kit or sampler. It will be easier for you to just count the boxes and make a knot.