Corner knot design


The revolutionary new way to create beautiful custom Celtic Knotwork patterns for embroidery and machine embroidery on your computer!

Celtic knot corner pattern


Carved Celtic knot design

It's NOT a lettering font (although we include one for free) - it's a design tool that creates patterns by typing.

All of the Celtic knotwork on this site was created with the Celtic Knot Font.


The Celtic Knot Font is perfect for making embroidery designs!

Vertical Celtic knot

Create unique Celtic knotwork on your computer - in minutes you can have exactly the perfect design for your project !

You can use the Celtic Knot Font to create patterns to digitize or use directly in your machine that takes fonts for monograms!

Comes with 76 fully editable and scaleable royalty-free designs made with the Font.

Use them as-is or modify to suit your needs.

Pattern Packs with hundreds more designs available!

small Celtic knot
The following are examples of projects created by our customers using the Celtic Knot Font:
Small Celtic knot


Pat Whittemore created this pretty knotwork stitchery. She teaches classes in the San Jose, California area on using Pfaff machine embroidery software.

Machine embroidery Celtic knot



Anne Pyle of digitized one of our sample knots to be stitched with an embroidery machine. It looks great with a monogram in the center!

Embroidered Celtic knot border




Kathy Johnson created the Celtic knot designs for these beautiful Celtic applique quilts with the Font (note the blue ribbon she won!).

Celtic quilt
Celtic applique quilt bedspread




Tereena Clarke of Artecy Cross Stitch offers high-quality printable patterns, including some designed with the Celtic Knot Font, such as this lovely Celtic knot heart counted cross stitch pattern:

Celtic knot heart counted cross stitch pattern



This knotwork heart is just one of the numerous patterns created from designs made with the Celtic Knot Font that are available as counted cross stitch booklets on Shawn Snaples' Cowtown Cross Stitch website.

counted cross stitch heart Celtic knot




The design for this embroidered Welsh lovespoon was created and stitched out by Dave Carter.

embroidered Welsh lovespoon



All of the projects shown on this page were designed with the Celtic Knot Font!


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(With online ordering you could be playing with it in minutes!)

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Be sure to check out the Machine Embroidery Discount Set on the Order page!


NEW - Charted pattern fonts

Charted graphed versions for beadwork and cross stitch!

The following is the pattern created by just one key of the new Charted Celtic Knot Fonts:

Charted 12G Grid Style
for loomed beadwork, cross stitch, intarsia knitting etc.

Charted 12B Brick Style
for beadwork in Peyote, Comanche, and Brick style.


We are very proud to introduce the latest versions of the Celtic Knot Font - Charted 12G and Charted 12B! These two fonts were created especially for Beadwork, Cross Stitch, Intarsia Knitting, Samplers, Tapestry, Blackwork, Canvas Embroidery, Hooked Rugs, or any charted craft or needlework.

12G creates a grid-style graphed pattern where the rows are in straight lines, 12B a brick-style pattern of diagonally offset lines.

These new fonts give you the ability to create custom Celtic charted patterns in just minutes! Here is an example that I created in under 2 minutes:

A pattern made just by typing with the 12G (Grid) Style Font

A pattern made just by typing with the 12B (Brick) Style Font


Each "letter" you type makes a different piece of a Celtic knot - put them together any way you like to make your own designs - just by typing! There are over 220 pieces in the font, so the number of different designs you can make is nearly unlimited.

Make custom patterns and print them out at exactly the size you need, quickly and easily.

Now you can create your own Celtic craft designs in any size or shape that you want!


This beadwork project was made by Laurie Isdell on a bead loom, using a pattern made with the Charted 12G Font.


Our customer Maria Lee created this spectacular bracelet with black, silver, and gold-plated delica beads.


We highly recommend that you also get the Charted Pattern Pack to go with your Font.
It contains over 250 ready-made designs!

The Pattern Packs are accessories that work with the Celtic Knot Fonts. They contain fully editable royalty-free designs that you can use as-is or modify as desired with the Font. Vector based, they scale perfectly to any size.

We have created a brand new Pattern Pack just for use with these two new fonts. The Charted Pattern Pack was specially created with a selection of knots appropriate for beadwork, cross stitch, needlepoint, and other crafts requiring charted patterns. The package includes an assortment of Celtic knotwork designs - borders, medallions, crosses, hearts, and a variety of other decorative elements. The new pack includes selections from our popular Pattern Packs 1 and 2, along with many brand new knotwork patterns from the as-yet-unreleased Pattern Pack 3. All of these patterns were selected to be particularly appropriate for use with our new charted fonts. This new pack contains an astounding 262 charted Celtic patterns, ready to use as they are, or modify them to suit your needs.


Examples of stitched-out designs from the Charted Pattern Pack:

From Scarlett Rose

(To purchase machine embroidery and cross stitch design files in PES, HUS, PCS, JEF and XXX format, please visit )



Our customer Magda Pietrzak in Glasgow, Scotland stitched out these nice designs from our Charted Pattern Pack



Tereena Clarke of Artecy Cross Stitch offers high-quality printable patterns, including some designed with the Celtic Knot Font, such as this lovely Celtic knot heart counted cross stitch pattern. It was stitched out using tiny little seed beads by our customer Maria Lee, as were the following projects:

Seed bead wallets
A lovely box by Maria Lee - how creative!



Chris Jordan created this beautiful hand woven wool rug. You can see another Celtic knot rug in progress on the loom at his website

Hand woven Celtic knotwork rug



Celtic knot divider

Create your own interlaced designs just by typing!

This True Type font works on any PC or Mac, in the word-processing programs you are already using, or any program that lets you choose a font. The designs are fully scalable so you can print them out at exactly the size you want as patterns for any craft.

What you get:
The Celtic Knot Font that lets you make an endless number of your own designs.
76 fully editable and resizable royalty-free sample designs made with the Font. (Use them as-is or modify to suit your needs.)
A free Celtic Uncial-style lettering font.

Click here to order the Font!
(With online ordering you could be playing with it in minutes!)

Be sure to check out the Machine Embroidery Discount Set on the Order page!

Shaded Celtic knot design

What is the Celtic Knot Font?

I studied hundreds of Celtic knots and dozens of tutorials on how to make them, then took those knots and the techniques to make them and distilled them down into a set of standard elements. I took those elements and converted them into a font.

Basic knots:

There are over 200 "characters" or knot-pieces in this font, so the combinations you can make are nearly endless. Let's start with just 9 of them, located conveniently in one corner of you computer keyboard:

The corners of this square make the corners of a knot. The sides make the sides of a knot and the middle guessed it, the middle of a knot.

If you type each row of three keys followed by the Enter key, the Celtic Knot Font will make this pattern:

As you can see, it makes a nice square knotwork design. Let's get a little more fancy. If we type more of the letters that make the top edge, the middle section, and the bottom edge we can extend the knot like this:

See how the "a" key makes the left side and the "d" key makes the right side? Watch this:

Using these two keys will make a vertical break in the weave. This is the basis of all Celtic Knotwork. Make a grid and introduce breaks into the grid to create a decorative pattern. Likewise we can use the "w" key and the "x" key to make horizontal breaks. Like this:

These examples were made using just 9 of the pieces available in the Celtic Knot Font. There over 200 different pieces available in the full font!

By assembling these pieces you can make thousands of different Celtic Knots.

The Font works on any PC or Mac, with no special software needed.


Click here to learn more about the Celtic Knot Font!

We will continue to add content to this page including photos of crafts made with the Celtic Knot Font and patterns for crafts that you can make! Submit photos of your project and we will include it here!

Be sure to check back often as we will be adding updates to the site!

Purple Celtic knotwork bar

A number of the quilters in the Celtic Appliqué Quilter's Group are using the font to design quilts. We can't wait to see pictures!

Click here to see all the Styles of the Font!
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