I know we’ve all seen the high end versions of the nautical knotted rope doorstop, or monkey fist knot; but I decided to try my hand at making my own. Surprisingly, it was pretty easy! And, if I can do it, so can you! Here’s my step-by-step tutorial for how to make a monkey fist knot!
How to Make a Monkey Fist
Wrap the rope around your hand five times as shown below. I’m right-handed, so I used my left hand. If you are left-handed, wrap the rope around your right hand. 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 (shown below).