LEARN THE ROPES:
HOW TO TIE ALTERNATING SQUARE KNOTS

In the third video of the Learn the Ropes: Basic Knots series, we take a look at the Alternating Square Knot.

 

The Alternating Square Knot is very similar to creating normal square knots apart from you alternate them! It's as simple as that. Instead of using the same four cords to create more square knots in your pattern, you use cords from other sets of square knots to create new ones.

 

This will eventually form a net pattern that you can use to create all kinds of patterns including market bags, water bottle holders and plant hangers.

BASIC KNOTS 3. HOW TO TIE ALTERNATING SQUARE KNOTS

STEPS

• To create alternating square knots you use the same method as the square knot, but alternate the cords to create new knots, start with the first four cords to the left and create a square knot

 

• Do the same again with the remaining cords

 

• Now take two cords from the left square knot and combine these with two cords from the right top square knot

 

• Tie a square knot here

 

• Repeat the same process on the other side

 

• Repeat the same process below until you have created as many alternating square knots as you need, this will then form a net pattern. It is up to you how far apart you want to place each knot from the surrounding rows.

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Music by Matt the Kraken