Spruce up your bag for the Spring season or add it to your keys and they will never be misplaced again! This surprisingly easy craft has endless possibilities and is fun for all ages. There are truly hundreds of knots that you can try out, from the box knot, sailors knot, monkey knot, etc. This cute DIY definitely took me back to my friendship bracelet making days!
Things you will need:
- Rope of your choice
- One-Inch swivel key ring
- Cut some cord to about 40 – 50 inches in length. You can use whatever cord you like, from thin, thick cord, doubled, or even fancy patterned cords. Thread the cord through a one-inch swivel key ring and tape to a flat surface. Make sure the two sides are even.
- Cross the left side of the cord to the right and then feed it under for a simple knot. Like the first step of tying your shoes! Keep the knot very loose. Using your thumbs, pull down the bottom two loops that have formed. Using your middle and ring fingers to bring the ends of the cord upward. You should now have an X shape.
- Give each loop a twist away from the center and bring the right loop over the left loop. It should look a bit like a loose braid.
- Take the end of the left cord and thread it underneath the bottom set of parallel lines and then back out so that the loose end is resting on top of the bottom loop.
- Take the cord on the right and weave it under, over, under, and over until you reach the bottom right corner.
- The cord should now be in a loosely rectangular shape. Place one hand over the knot as you tighten it, pulling gently, one side at a time.
(Optional) I added embroidery floss to give my keychain alike more color variation. I also knotted the ends to keep it from fraying. You could easily glue on an end cap or burn the ends, whichever look you prefer! I thought the knotted ends gave it more of a nautical look.