How to tie hoop nets

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How to tie hoop nets
The "swish" sounds comes only with a rope net. (a basketball hoop with a net image by Ana de Sousa from

Constructing your own basketball hoop nets may have been something you might not have thought possible. But with a few materials and basic know-how, you hold the key to a useful craft. You can tie a basketball net to use to play basketball or look at it as a crafts project for you and the family. You can even dye or paint the net to customise it. In any case, tying a basketball hoop net is a simple task to learn.

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Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • 50mm Nylon rope
  • Marker
  • Lighter

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  1. 1

    Cut the nylon rope into 12 - 80 inch pieces. Use the measuring tape and scissors to make precise measurements and cuts.

  2. 2

    Fold one length of rope evenly so the ends are together. From the folded tip, make a mark at the measurements of 8 inches, 15.5 inches, 23 inches, and 30.5 inches down the rope. Repeat this process for each length of rope.

  3. 3

    Use the overhand knot method and tie two lengths of rope together at the 8 inches mark. Tie together another length of rope at the 8 inches mark to one of the first two pieces. Repeat this process until the pieces of rope have formed a loop.

  4. 4

    Using the overhand knot method, tie the pieces as in Step 3 by using the measurements on the rope. This will make the net go from wide to narrow.

  5. 5

    Burn the tips of the rope with the lighter. This will prevent fraying of the rope which will destroy it.

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