The josephine knot is my favorite knot ever. I learned it while making a macrame plant hanger at Craftcation 2013 and I have been addicted ever since! You can use it to make bracelets, pretty up straps on bags - all kinds of things.
The josephine knot seems delicate and complicated - but I promise it's super easy to do!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
All you need is a pair of scissors and cord. The best cord or string for this is a thicker, more rigid sort. Hemp works great - paracord and nylon are nice too!
Step 2: Cut Your Lengths and Tie Them Together
Cut two lengths of cord - mine are about 50 inches long. This gives you lots of room to practice with.
Double the cords over so the ends line up. Tie together the top loops.
Step 3: Loop the Left Cord
Take the left cord and loop it under itself as shown.
Step 4: Overlap the Left With the Right
Take your right cord and place it over the loop of the left cord.
Step 5: Right Under the Left
Continuing with the right cord, carry it under the end of the left cord.
Step 6: Over Under Action
- take the right cord and carry it over the left cord that is coming from the knot up top,
- the right cord under the next length of the left cord,
- the right cord goes over itself,
- and then under the last bit of the left cord.
Step 7: Tighten It Up!
You can alter where it sits on the cords by tugging and pulling. You'll get the feel for it as you go. :D
Tighten it by pulling the ends. Congrats! You've just completed a josephine knot.