Whether you are making a friendship bracelet for a friend or just want a simple accessory, the square knot technique will give you unique, detailed results. With these instructions and a few simple steps you will soon have a fantastic bracelet! Apply these same techniques to make a choker, necklace or anklet.
Cut one two yard piece of .5mm 10lb test hemp in natural and one two yard piece in black. Fold both pieces 18-inches from the end. Now you have two 18-inch strands and two 6 foot strands. Gather the strands together and knot 4-inches from the fold. Tape the knotted end to the work surface or pin to a knotting board.
Position the two short strands, one natural and one black in the center and tape down. Position the long natural strand to the left of the center strands and the black to the right.
Take the strand on the far left and cross it over the center strands and under the strand on the far right.
Move the strand on the far right behind the middle strands and through the loop of the far left strand.
Pull on the strands to create the first half of the square knot.
Take the strand on the far right and cross it over the center strands and under the strand on the far left.
Move the strand on the far left behind the middle strands and through the loop of the far right strand.
Pull on the strands to finish the square knot.
Repeat steps two-eight to desired length.
Gather all four strands together and tie into knot to secure. Trim the ends and knot them to prevent fraying.