Irish Pearl Knots: Necklace & Friendship Bracelets
This pattern is my loving tribute to a tricky stitch. I've wanted to add it to the DesigningVashti pattern collection ever since I first designed it for a crochet jewelry book in 2006. (You can read that backstory [here].)
- Three thread & yarn sizes
- Photo Tutorial, video links, and two ways to describe in text how to do the Irish Pearl Knot.
- Instructions for two types of crochet jewelry fasteners, including how to do the classic Clones Knot for a button & chain loop clasp.
- Some suggested Clones Knot variations to try.
"Irish Pearl" is my name (since 2006) for a variation of the fascinating Clones Knot. This special stitch was developed in the Clones region of Ireland during the 19th century Irish crochet lace heyday. Variations of the stitch already exist, possibly including this one. Mine is one of my favorite stitches for jewelry be