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Rope bracelet

Make a continuous Turk’s head knot with one long cord for this fun nautical look

Back in the day, a sailor would make bracelets from the extra ropes on his ship and give them to a loved one to wear for good luck while he was at sea. I’m making one for each of the swim instructors at my neighborhood pool. Make a few this summer as tokens of friendship, good luck, or connectedness, or just to proclaim your love for the water. 

Supplies

  • 9 ft. (2.7 m) 2–3 mm macramé cord
  • bracelet mandrel or other cylindrical object, 2 3⁄4 in. (7 cm) or 3 in. (7.6 cm) diameter
  • Super New Glue
  • scissors
  • lighter (optional)

 

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Step 1

1. Cut a 9-ft. (2.7 m) piece of macramé cord. Apply glue to the working end to stiffen it. Tape the other end to the left side of a cylindrical object. Make one wrap, crossing the cords to make an X.

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Step 2

 2. Make another wrap, bringing the working cord between the two fixed cords and crossing over the right cord to form another X (check out the Tape Trick on the pdf). Tape the X.

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Step 3

3. Above the first X, string the working cord under the cord on the right.

 
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Step 4

4. Cross the left fixed cord over the right. Note the new crossings. 

For more detailed photos and the rest of the project instructions, please download the project PDF here

 
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