Square Knot

The square knot is very simple to do, just remember the old adage right over left then left over right. I started by attaching 2 (blue) cords using the Lark’s Head knot onto a (pink) horizontal mounting cord.

1) The outer 2 cords are the knotting cords, and the inner 2 cords are the filler cords. I’m right handed so I usually start with the cord to the right side of the filler cords. Lay it over the filler cords horizontally forming a loop on right.

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2) Take leftmost cord and place over the horizontal cord, then underneath all cords and up through loop on right.

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Pull both knotting cords out and tight. That’s 1/2 of the square knot, also known as a Half Knot.

3) Now take the left cord and lay over the filler cords horizontally forming a loop on left. Take right cord and place over horizontal cord, then underneath all cords and up through loop on left.

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Pull both knotting cords out and tight. You just made one complete square knot.

As you continue to work several more knots you’ll notice that a bump forms either on the left or right. This little bump comes in handy if you get hungry and run off for a snack. If the bump is on the right just pick up the rightmost cord first to form a loop. If the bump is on the left, same thing, just start on the left.

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