If you are familiar with my work, you will know how crazy in love I am with Celtic design and its relation to crochet cabling. It's an obsession. My infatuation with the intricate art form of Celtic knotwork began at an early age. When I was around twelve years old, long before I picked up a crochet hook, my family happened upon an Irish trade show in my hometown. It was there that I was fully introduced to the art form that I have such an appreciation for now. I never could have imagined how much of an impact that chance encounter would have years down the line. I remember returning home from the show and attempting to sketch out some of the designs that were fresh in my mind.
When I began my crochet journey, sketching and traditional art went to the wayside. A moment of great serendipity happened when I learned it was possible to crochet cables. It was then that I was able to synergize two passions, and the result has been nothing less than amazing. My craft grew overnight, and I was quickly designing extremely detailed patterns. Contrary to their appearance and popular belief, the actual technique of crocheting cables is fairly simple. It is for that reason that I wanted to encourage everyone in the crochet community to try their hand at it.
Enter the Melchior scarf. This pattern is ideal as your first forray into the world of crochet cables. It includes all the techniques you will need to make amazing pieces. The best thing is that it is accompanied by a step-by-step YouTube tutorial found at The QUOE Podcast. Click the link below to download the written pattern for free! I would love to see your work, so tag me in your project photos on Instagram @portquoelio, using the hashtags #Melchiorscarf and #QUOE.