LEARN THE ROPES:
HOW TO TIE A SQUARE KNOT

The square knot will quickly become your best friend in the knotting game and here's why.. the possibilities with it are endless! Once you master this little guy you'll be able to create all sorts of designs at the drop of a hat. 

The next step will be adding knots such as the Horizontal Double Half Hitch to create decorative lines underneath your square knots to split your work up.

Grab your rope and dowel and get knotting!

BASIC KNOTS 2: THE SQUARE KNOT

STEP BY STEP

In the second video of the Learn the Ropes: Basic Knots series, we will look at how to tie the square knot.

 

 • To tie your Square Knot, you need to start with four cords tied to your dowel using the Lark's Head Knot. (please refer to Basic Knots Tutorial 1) • Using four of your chords, we will call the cord to the far left and the cord to the far right 'working cords', the cords in the middle are called 'filler cords'.

 

• Take the cord to the far left , and form an 'L' shape across the filler cords. Place the far right working cord over the 'L' shape.

• Place the far right cord under the filler cords and through the loop to the left. Gently pull the left and right cords all the way to the top, this is called a 'left facing square knot'.

• Your working cords have now switched places. Let's do the same thing, but starting with the right cord. Take your far right cord and move it to the left in a backwards 'L' shape over the filler cords and under the left working cord.

• Take your far left working cord and put it under the filler cords and up through the loop to the right.

• All you need to do now is pull and you've tied a square knot! Go you!

 

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