How to Tie a Friendship Knot


Knot tying is an interesting and easy-to-learn discipline that can help with everyday tasks. It is popular among groups such as the Boy Scouts. The friendship knot is simple to tie and is a popular craft at scout meetings. When made with thin cord, a friendship knot can easily fit on a key chain or over a button. The friendship knot can be given as a token of appreciation. Make one to give to a friend you treasure.

Things You'll Need

  • Cord, about 1 foot long
  • Fold your rope in half over the top two fingers of your left hand. With the strand that comes in between your middle and ring finger, make a loop upwards, starting at the top of your index finger and crossing itself over at the bottom of your middle finger. The rope should end just past the end of your pinkie.

  • Flip the loop over onto the top of the other strand that lays across your palm. Then gently pull on this strand until it just pokes up out of the loop.

  • Take the end of your palm strand and run it under the end of the rope laying on your pinkie and up past your index finger. Run it under the gently pulled-up loop. The result will resemble a pretzel.

  • Take the loop that is laying on your pinkie and flip it over your index finger. It should be over the rope that is running behind your index finger. Then push it up through the center of the knot. Take the end laying in your palm and do the same, pulling it under and through the center of the knot. The two ends should be side-by-side now.

  • Pull the knot tight and slip it off your fingers. You will now have a neat-looking bolero-shaped rope that will easily fit around a button or a doorknob. Give it away as a token of thanks or appreciation of a friendship.

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