The Celtic cross is a ringed cross motif that emerged in the the early Middle Ages in Ireland, France and Great Britain. They were commonly used in monumental stone crosses.
This crochet Celtic Cross is such a sweet little square and an excellent motif for adding some texture to a granny square project. Because of its size (only 5 quick rounds!), it’s great for scrap busting and would also look gorgeous as a border for a blanket or other home decor items. Post stitches are used to create the lovely cross shape that radiates out from the centre of the square.
2.75mm / size C crochet hook
DK (light worsted) cotton yarn (such as Paintbox Yarns or equivalent)
- Finished size: 5cm square using the hook and yarn suggested
- This pattern uses US terminology (see abbreviations here)
- Don’t know how to do the magic ring? Head over to my tutorial
Free Celtic Cross granny square pattern
Rnd 1: sc 8 into a mr, slst to close ring (8)
Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc into same st, 2 dc in each st around, slst to close ring (16)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *[FPdc around next 2 st, ch 1, BPdc around next 2 st, ch 1], repeat from * around, slst & fasten off
Rnd 4: Join yarn in 1st FPdc of any FPdc group. *FPdc, FPdc, 2 hdc into ch-sp, sk 1 st, [hdc + ch 2 + hdc], 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * 3 more times. Fasten off yarn.
Rnd 5: Join in ch-2 sp. *Into ch-2-sp [2hdc + ch 1 + 2 hdc], sk 1 st, BLOsc in next 2 st, sc in next 3 st, BLOsc in next 2 st; rep from * 3 more times.
Fasten off, weave in ends, block