Spiral Knot Tutorial





Introduction: Spiral Knot Tutorial

Last week, I had an email from one on my blog's readers that requested me to show him "How to make decorative ropes" and this picture was attached.
I searched and find some tutorials like this and this video, and after connecting them, finally found the trick and I'm here to share it with you!

*The video did by my brother, Farid Bayan.
*Persian language version of this instructable is available Here.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

  • 4-5 Meter cord: That can be more or less than this length
  • Scissors or blade: to cut the cords

Step 2: Cut Two Cords

Cut two thread of cord, each one with 2 meter length. As I said you can cut more or less.

Step 3: Fold the Cords

Fold the cords, not from middle! If you fold them from middle, too much size of your string will become unusable. Fold the cords asymmetric. For example one side with 4x length.

Step 4: Tie the Cords

How do you tie two simple cord? Like that, so simple, tie this two-thread cords. After this, we will have something like a hook.

Step 5: Tie the Threads

It's time to learn the main trick of this spiral rope!
  1. Now you see 4 cords in bottom of the tie. Put two middle-cords beside of themselves, and two side-cords away.
  2. Bring the left cord to right.
  3. And bring it under the right cord.
  4. Then bring the right cord from under two-middle cords and over the left cord, to left.
  5. Now just pull the right and left cord to complete the first tie.
  6. You learned the trick! Just repeat this process to make more knots and finish the rope.
  7. At the end, you can cut surplus cords to give your rope an arranged look.



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Great inscrutable! I was truth this was macrame. and there are other knots to be used. why can't I find any macrame instrucables?

What is the thread called that you used in the tutorial? I am looking for that kind..Please let me know where to buy..Thanks..

the type of knot is called the hemp, and yoiu can find it at michaels or jo-anns

No, I think you mistyped... the type of knot is the "spiral slip knot"... And the type of material/thread/string you used is called "hemp string/cord". Hope this clears up any misunderstandings. And you can find it at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby also.

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Wow! that looks just like a Double Helix DNA strand!!!! Super Cool!!

редкая ерунда, у меня бабушка ловчее делает..

wtf dose that mean

Cool! We did it in art class nd dha teecher called it "DNA string"