Tutorial Tuesday – How to Make a Square Knot

Hello! And welcome to our first ever Tutorial Tuesday. Today, I’m going to introduce you to a really simple and popular knotting technique.

Say hello to the Square Knot. Once you get a hang of this, you’ll find that the knot has many uses in the realm of jewelry making and otherwise.

You will need:

  • 2 cords of any length, long enough for you to comfortably manipulate them. The thicker your cords, the more prominent the knotting pattern. I’ve used 0.5mm cotton cord.
  • Some sort of support for these two cords – I’ve used a pencil here.

Fold each cord in half and mount them on the pencil using a Lark’s Head Knot. Here’s how.

Now that we’ve got both our cords in place, let’s begin! For ease of understanding, I’m calling the purple cord to the extreme left the left cord, and the pink cord to the extreme right the right cord, throughout the tutorial, irrespective of where they finally end up.

Go ahead and practice, and come back soon for an easy tutorial on how to apply this knotting technique to make a pretty bracelet.


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