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How to Embroider the French Knot onto Your Crochet Project
To make tiny flowers or Christmas Embellishments

I love embroidering tiny little flowers on my crochet projects sometimes. I've used them on my worry worms because they're super small and when I come to add embellishments, the French Knot is a great option. 

Easy Unicorn Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

I've also used them to create buttons on my snowman lip-balm holder as you can see here:

Snowman Lip Balm Holder Crochet Pattern

In this post, I'll show you how easy it is to get the French Knot right in just a few simple steps.

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French Knot Tutorial

Let me show you exactly how I add French Knots to embellish my crochet projects, step by step.

How To Embroider the French Knot onto Your Crochet Projects

A French Knot creates a cute little bump that can look like a tiny flower. You can use it to make eyes or noses on your amigurumi. It's generally used in embroidery, but is also great to use as embellishments for your crochet projects.

Tools needed

  • Darning/yarn needle
  • A cut piece of yarn (about 10")


1. Start with your needle 

Take a needle with some yarn already attached to it. The yarn should be long enough for your knot, but not too long that it becomes difficult to handle. I'd say about 7-10 inches is a good length, depending on how many French Knots you'll be making with this length of yarn.

French Knot Crochet

2. Pull the needle through the fabric 

Insert the needle from the back of your project to the front, where you want your knot to be. Pull it through and leave a little bit of a yarn tail hanging out at the back to weave in at the end. For French Knots it's best to insert your needle through the actual yarn strands, as opposed to in between the stitches. This will make it hold better.

French Knot Stitch Crochet

3. Wrap the thread 

Hold the needle in place with one hand and the yarn in the other hand. Now, wrap the yarn around the needle 2-3 times (depending on what size you want your French Knot to be). Be careful not to wrap it too tightly or too loosely!

French Knot Tutorial Step-by-step

4. Pull it through 

While holding the wraps in place with your fingers, insert your needle into the strands of the next stitch and gently pull the needle through your crocheted fabric towards the back. Make sure to keep the wraps snug around the needle.

French Knot tutorial
How to embroider French Knot on Crochet

5. Secure the knot 

Once the needle is pulled through the back, you'll be left with a little knot on the front of your crocheted fabric.

How to French Knot
Fench Knot example

If you want to embroider another, insert your hook from the back of the fabric once again and repeat the process. And that's it! You've just made a French Knot! It's a simple, but very cool way to add texture and detail to your crochet projects. 

How to embroider French Knot

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I hope this tutorial helped you get the hang of French Knots. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to answer them for you.

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  • This is such a cute and simple project. It’s quick to make and not difficult at all. Another amazingly written pattern!

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