Square knot :Tutorial

Updated on by Sarina

The square knot is one of the most important basic knots you should know if you are into crafting, sewing, and making things generally. It is a very important knot in doing macrame projects – in fact, one of the two most important knots in macrame work.

In jewelry making this knot is used to securely and aesthetically knot two pieces of cords together

How to make a square knot to join two cords

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To make this knot, take the cords you need to join and keep them side by side as in the picture below.

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Cross them and take the ends under the either-side threads.

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Take the ends and cross again.

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Take the thread ends again under the either side threads.

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Pull the threads tighten which will tighten the knot.

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How to make a Square Knot in Macrame

Step 1

To make a square knot, you need minimum two cords. Fold the cords in half and attach them to your ring using Lark’s head knot.

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Related post : Lark’s head knot. 

The outer two cords are called our working cords and the inner two will be our filling cords.

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Step 2

Take the left outer cord over the filling cords to make the shape of number 4. 


Step 3

Take the right end working cord under or behind the filling cord

and take it out through the loop created by our 4. 

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Now pull the cord tight and we have our half Square knot. 

Now we are only half way through. To finish the square knot we have to repeat the process with our right end cord.

Step 4

Take the right end cord over the filling cords in the shape of 4. 

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Take the left end cord behind the filling cords and pull it through the loop and tighten it. 

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And we have our completed square knot.

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Related posts : 10 basic knots ; Double half hitch knot ; Turk’s head knot. ; Different types of cord


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