French knots are a decorative touch that can be used in many embroidery, crafting and crocheting projects. You can use this knot in many different patterns to create a sense of whimsy. Easy to execute, the French knot will become one of your favorite techniques in no time!
Things You'll Need
- Small needle
How to Crochet a French Knot
Thread the needle using the colored thread or yarn you've picked for your project.
Spread out your fabric. Using a pencil, lightly mark where you want to place the French knots. Gather the fabric and push your needle through the underside so the needle is pushing through the fabric toward you.
Wind the thread or yarn around the needle three times. The thread should not be too tight, but it should be tight enough to create a small knot.
Push your needle back through the fabric. The reentry point should be as close to the entry point as possible to secure the knot.
Pull the thread through the fabric. A knot should be formed on the topside of the fabric. Pull the thread just enough to tighten the knot, but not unravel it. You may need to practice this a few times before you accomplish the perfect French knot.
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