Introduction: Soft Carabiner
Use this as you would a light weight carabiner to hang or organize items.
The carabiner is opened and closed by pushing the button through the buttonhole.
You will need a small diameter dowel or a pencil.
Step 1: Tying the Buttonhole
At the spot where you want to make the buttonhole middle your cord and bring the lower cord around the upper cord.
Bring A down around B and through bight a.
Repeat step 2 and tighten
For a step by step description of tying the buttonhole see:
Step 4: Tying the Button
This is ABOK 792.
Tie an overhand knot at the spot where you want to position the button.
Bring A over two strands.
Bring B over A, under two strands and up through bight a
Put a dowel or pencil through the middle of the overhand knots.
Bring B up to the right and through bight b
Bring B down to point x.
Bring A under everything and up through bight a.
Bring A down to the right going under b.
Take either end and bring it through the center of the knot next to the dowel.
Bring the other end through the middle of the knot in the same manner.
Remove the dowel. Grab the loop close to the knot and pull hard on the two strands.
That will set the position of the button.
As you are tightening you will notice that he button resembles the lanyard/diamond knot but as each strand goes over two strands it is more secure.
Once the button is complete trim the ends.