How to Tie Single String Braid Knots

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How to Tie Single String Braid Knots
Use a piece or rope or string three times the length of the desired braid knot. (string image by Pefkos from

Single string braid knots make a braided end out of a single piece of rope or string. Create handsome ends or tassels to tapestries, knotted belts, or ties by finishing the end with a single string braid knot. Use basic braiding skills to turn one piece of string into a braid that appears to have been made with three pieces. Variety in the size or fibre of medium results in more dense braid knot.

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Things you need

  • Length of string, rope or yarn

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  1. 1

    Smooth the length of string or rope into one long straight line on the work surface. Loop the string back over itself. Bring the end of the rope equal to the loop that was created at the bottom. The rope should now appear to have three strings or cords.

  2. 2

    Begin with the right cord. Bring this cord over the middle in normal braiding fashion. Follow by bringing the right cord over this new middle cord.

  3. 3

    Continue braiding the strands of the rope. Upon reaching the end of the rope, tuck the free string from the end under the loop at the bottom and pull gently but firmly to secure.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to allow for enough string at the end of the knotted project as one single string braid knot will require excess material.

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