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Having trouble tying the knot see my video BASIC CROWN KNOT VIDEO
 
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Step 1: Materials & Tools Needed

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  • 1/4" Sisal Natural Rope
     
  • Heavy Needle & Embroidery Floss or Similar
     
  • Scissors
     
  • White Glue
     
  • Measuring Tape
     

Step 2: Cut Rope

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Cut rope into two 3' sections

and one 2' section

Step 3: Find Center & Stitch Together

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Find center of two 3' lengths of rope by folding in half and stitch together in a cross formation with a couple quick stitches.

Step 4: Begin Knot

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Begin knot at cross by taking rope #1 around thumb and over rope #2.
Take rope #2 over rope #1 and over rope #3.
Take rope #3 over rope #2 and over rope #4.
Take rope #4 over rope #3 and threw loop on rope #1.
Tighten all ropes to create knot.

Repeat to create two sections of knot. 

Step 5: Create Mouse Ears

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Create mouse ears by looping any two consecutive rope tails on finished two section knot. Stitch in place with needle and floss.

Step 6: Add Additional Rope

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Add remaining 2' section of rope to existing knot by placing center of rope accross center of knot, making 6 rope tails.

Step 7: Continue Making Knot

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Continue to make Knot just like before only using 6 strands instead of 4.
Begin at cross by taking rope #1 around thumb and over rope #2.
Take rope #2 over rope #1 and over rope #3.
Take rope #3 over rope #2 and over rope #4.
Take rope #4 over rope #3 and over rope #5.
Take rope #5 over rope #4 and over rope #6.
Take rope #6 over rope #5 and threw loop on rope #1.
Repeat to create four or five sections of knot. 

Step 8: Make Mouse Tail

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Create tail for mouse and remove one rope by cutting back shortest rope and tucking it inside center of finished knot. Apply white glue and using rope opposite of rope that was just tucked in tuck into same hole at base of rope (DO NOT CUT THIS IS MOUSE TAIL) and apply white glue.
Trollgunn9 months ago
I am sure my cats would absolutely love this. I guess it would be possible to stuff some catnip in there as well?
Cats love sisal. I think these would make a nice hand-made gift for the cat lover who has everything.
ChrysN3 years ago
Cute mice!