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Step 1: First stitch

Picture of first stitch
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take two peices of string the same length and cross them at their middle. then take the two bottom (yellow in my case) strands and cross them over the top to look like my second pic. take the other strands and cross them over the first yellow and under the second so it looks like pic three. pull tight.

Step 2: Continue the braid

cross the two yellow strands over the first braid like in pic 1.
then cross the two black strands over the first yellow and under the second and pull tight. repeat untill strands are 1 1/2 inches long or lanyerd is desired length. ignore notes.

Step 3: Finishing (optional)

do one final stitch but leave it loose. I can't describe this very well but take one of the black strands and wrap it around the closest black strand and up the middle and do the same for all the strands and pull tight. there finally finished!
joey993 years ago
you must have a lot of free time
mo54 years ago
you have tooooooooo much time on your hands to be able to make a rocket like that.
I think your pictures are great, and are really helpful! I think you did a great job instructing the interested. Please keep up the great work on all your projects. You are one of the best instructers on this website. I really needed to know how to Cross Stitch' or else I would have been fired from the company, and your directions really helped me keep my job! So thank you VERY much! Like I said before, 'Keep up the good work'!!! =)
Your directions helped my brother finish a "Half-the-grade-of-the-quarter" project. And he really apreciates it!!! =)
$ NAB $5 years ago
I also posted an instructable about this,http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Keyholder/,
But you explained the how to do even better and posted better quality pictures.
poophead995 years ago
at my school thompson middle in alabama ,we just got started in it and so have i. im actually working on one right now.actually 15.
its called gimp stupid
Fenwick6 years ago
isn't it Lanyard and not Lanyerd?
asianwizard6 years ago
i love doing tthis in school i made a vietnmaese flag with the box but i had multiple verticle lanyard and one horizontal but ech layer takes about a minute and the one horzontal lanyard has to be really long
benhudson7 years ago
Nice trick :) The same knot is starting to be used by UK Scouts as a way of having a neckerchief without a woggle (usually a little ring of leather for non-Scouts). It's tied right at the bottom, and called a Friendship Knot, but it's obviously just a crown sennit.
great job. its really precise and since you show the pics its easier to learn!
Kiteman7 years ago
This was all the rage amongst my pupils a couple of years ago, except they called them scoubidous (pronounced "Scooby Doos", but without the copyright infringement or expense of licencing the name).
Corvidae7 years ago
It is also known as a crown knot or crown sennit. If you want to have fun with it, dont bother with 4 lines, bump it up to 30 and make a big circle. To do this simply wrap each cord over the one next to it. Or if you like decorative knots enough get some rope and a book and get to making a mat or put a turks head on something.
I make cool crafts (author) 7 years ago
I started making these at camp when I was in 5th grade and I've been making them ever since.
altaria19937 years ago
this technique is very addicting, if you use normal rope you can make it really strong!
cry_wolf7 years ago
My sister actually got me into this. Around here and at many craft stores it is known as gimp. Good instructable!
emenblade7 years ago
once you get hooked at this stuf you really get hooked, i remeber a few years ago we were making braclette in school and i braided he fastest in my class boys and girls. one other rope making adiction i have is corking, whitch sure will require you to make some equipment, but it has to be one of the easyes nkiting prosseses i have found.
knexer17 years ago
That's pretty cool.
Dash-27 years ago
I learned this in Cub Scouts. I started one that will turn out to be about 10 feet long. I'm only at about 2 feet..
admanrocks7 years ago
i recognize those pictures... but ya, i made lanyards for my Tele bindings with this
kids at my school used to do this all the time
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