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For this project, you only need 1 thing:
You will end up needing about 3 1/2 yards to make the knot.
Knotted Rope Paperweight Tutorial
Wrap the rope around your hand five times as shown below. Leave about a six inch tail at the beginning before starting to wrap.
Next, hold the rope in your hand so the five wrapped rows are now horizontal instead of vertical.
Now, wrap the rope vertically around those five horizontal rows.
Next, hold the rope so these last five rows are horizontal instead of vertical. Bring your rope end through the inside opening between the horizontal and vertical wraps.
Now take the rope over and through the top opening to the back.
In the back, take the rope over the horizontal rows and again, bring it through the bottom opening to the front.
Continue to wrap five times around or until you run out of rope and tuck the end inside the rope ball. This will leave you with just your beginning tail.
Tuck the tail inside the rope ball making a loop for hanging. Use your hands to shape the ball.
It took me a few times to get this down. The main thing is to try to keep your rope wrapped tight as you go. I’ve seen other tutorials that put a weighted tennis ball or bean bag in the center if you are using the knot for a doorstop. I plan to use it mainly as a decor element, so I skipped that step.
The size of your rope impacts the size of your finished knot. Here I used a thinner, lighter weight jute and my finished knot is smaller.
Let me know if you give this a try and, as always, thanks for stopping by!