Introduction: ABOK 818 - Ocean Plait Mat - Aka Flat Lanyard Knot

I used about 9' of i/8" cotton cord to make the mat (3 1/2" x 5")

Makes a nice flat lanyard.

Step 1:

Fold cord and bring Working End (WE) over to the left.

Step 2:

Bring WE back to the left.

Step 3:

Bring WE back to the right crossing over two strands.

Step 4:

Bring WE down crossing over two strands.

Step 5:

Bring new WE over to the right.

Step 6:

Bring WE up crossing under two strands.

Step 7:

Bring WE over to the left crossing over, under, over, under.

Step 8:

Bring WE to the right crossing over, under, over, under, over.

Step 9:

The mat base is complete.

Double or triple the layout to finish the mat. Tie each end to its neighboring strand with a constrictor knot and trim the ends