Lark’s head knot :Tutorial

Updated on by Sarina

lark's head knot

Lark’s Head Knot is an easy and very effective strong knot with which you can attach cords/thread to another cord, a stick or a ring. In jewelry making this is an oft-used knot- The kind of no-fuss knot which you will use to hang a pendant on your cord necklace and to attach fasteners at the end – simple and strong.

It is one of the basic knots used in Macrame. In Macrame this knot is used as a mounting knot. It is mounted on a support and the rest of the cord hangs down on this support. And the ridge that the knot makes is attractive.

How to make a Lark’s head Knot

You will need a base to make the knot – another cord or dowel rod or a ring. I am using a wooden ring. You also need double the length of cord.

Step 1

Take the cord, and fold it in half. You get a loop in the front. Take the loop over your ring/ dowel rod

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Step 2

Pull it down an inch.

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Step 3

Now take the other end of the cord through the loop.

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Pull it tight. You have your Lark’s Head knot.

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Hang anything and everything with your new knot.

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This knot when made on another continuously makes a good border for your project

Reverse lark’s head knot

A reverse lark’s head knot can be made by making a small change – in the first step instead of taking the loop over the ring/ dowel rod, you have to keep it under. Now when you take the cord inside and pull tight you will get a slightly different knot without the ridge under the ring which is visible on the original lark’s head knot.

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