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Flat Knot: Story and Tutorial

March 13, 2013

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Flat Knot is a simple and useful knot. It can extend like a neat track. As it can trap cords inside, it is usually used to make an adjustable fastener in bracelets. Its Chinese name 平, literally meaning flat, peace, smooth, and safe, makes many believe that this knot can bring safety and luck in their life.

To make Flat Knots, you need at least three cords. Usually I use two in the middle as core, but sometimes if I want to add some beads, using one cord in the middle is more convenient to bead.

Flat knot tutorial

Flat knot tutorial

The tutorial above is for the basic Flat Knot. It is a very flexible knot that can be applied in multiple cords to create patterns. Here is an example~

Knotted with black cord. Tied with a shell bead as a button.15.5cm long and about 2 cm wide.

Knotted with black cord. Tied with a shell bead as a button.15.5cm long and about 2 cm wide.

You can also tie some Flat Knot strings to braid a macrame like this:

Macrame made by Flat Knots

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