Square knot :Tutorial

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

square knot in jewelry making

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

Keep cord facing each other

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

Cross the cord

Take the ends and cross again.

Bring the cord ends up and cross again

Take the thread ends again under the either side threads.

Make another knot

Pull the threads tighten which will tighten the knot.

Pull the thread from each sides to make the square knot
finished square knot

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.

Start with lark's head knots on a ring

Related post : Lark’s head knot. 

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

separate the cords as working cords and filling cords

Step 2

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

Bring the left cord over the other 2 adjasent cords and under the right side cord

Step 3

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

Bring the rightside cord undder the middle cords to the left side

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

Take the cord with the end in the left and insert it the loop in the left

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

Tight the cords to form the 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. 

square knot making

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

how to do square knot for macrame

And we have our completed square knot.

square knot

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

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