How to Tie a Flat Knot

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How to Tie a Flat Knot
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A flat knot--or Chinese Flat Knot--is a great knot to use for jewelry such as bracelets or necklaces, This is because it lies completely flat. It is a fairly simple knot to master. It looks almost like a knit or weaved pattern because it looks great when the knot is repeated on the same string, rope or twine over and over again. To master the flat knot, follow the instructions below and be patient. You will soon be making necklaces, bracelets and great decorations using the Chinese Flat Knot technique.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Pieces of Cord
  • Rope
  • Twine
  • String

Place one piece of string in front of you horizontally.

Place a second piece of string on top of the first piece, vertically, making an "X" shape.

Bring the right side of the horizontal (first) piece of string towards the left side, bringing it over the vertical (second) piece of string. Pull it under the left side of the first piece of string. We will call this side A.

Bring the left side of the horizontal (first) piece of string towards the right side, under side A. Pull this under the vertical (second) string and over the loop made by side A.

Tighten both sides of the horizontal (first) piece of string.

Continue adding knots onto the vertical piece of string with the horizontal piece until you have completed your project.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't leave string out around children. That can get very messy and dangerous under some circumstances.
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