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Nautical Knot Tutorial

Knots and sailing just go together like peanut butter and jelly.  So naturally when making a nautical themed card, a rope knot makes for the perfect accent.  Lalo here and today I’m sharing how to make this very simple knot to use as accents for cards.

Nautical Knot Tutorial

The first step on taking this knot from “just” another knot to one that is fabulous is the rope you choose.  I’m using this very fabulous gold cording to add a little trendy, luxury to this nautical card.

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Tying a square knot tutorial

(For the sake of this tutorial I’m using two different color ribbons)

You will use two pieces of rope.  First loop one of the pieces.  Then lay the other across.

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Next pull the rope that was laid over the looped rope, through the center of the loop.

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Pull tight and there you have a square knot.

Nautical Knot Tutorial

To add it to my card I just simply glued it down and cut the ends.

Nautical knot Tutorial

Blog post by: Lalo IK

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon Metallic Cording

Other Supplies Used:

  • Pattern paper:  American Crafts
  • Stickers: SRM
  1. Sue D

    Perfect touch!

  2. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Wow!  I love this clean and simple card.  And thanks a million for the knot tutorial.  It's smashing!

  3. Natasha Poteraj

    That looks great. There are a lot of boats and things out, so this will come in handy>

  4. Court's Crafts

    I. love. this.

  5. Kristie Maynard

    Oh my gosh!!! How easy is that?  And it looks so great!  Will have to pin this for future use.  Thanks!


  6. Karen L K

    I like that knot. I was looking for that awhile back.

  7. vickir

    I love nautical knots in twine and cording.  Here is a card a made a while back using some burlap cord.

  8. Gigi

    Love it!  It adds a special touch.


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