Chinese knot tutorial-how to tie a snake knot
Summary: This unique decorative knot may not appear in most Macrame projects except some Chinese knot tutorial. But it does really functional because it makes an awesome chain pattern. The knots can be used as a fundamental pattern in a bracelet, bracelet or even other parts in form of strip. Check the following images and brief words explanation, you will figure out how to tie a snake knot in details.
Step1: Prepare two cords, about 80cm long at least. In this Chinese knot tutorial, I adopted two colors, black and red;
Step2: Nip one end of both cords in your hand. Next, wrap the black working end for two full turns around the index finger and red cord;
Step3: Direct the red working end through the coils from back to front, over the tail of black cord end;
Step4: Take off all turns from your fingers, tighten gradually;
Step5: Arrange you cord loops and this is a separate snake knot;
Step6: To work the next knot, just loosen the latter black loop;
Step7: Rotate the red working end in a clockwise direction, passing under the tail of black cord end;
Step8: Pull two working ends tightly;
Step9: Keep working the step5~7 for a continual snake knot chain.
This is an awesome friendship bracelet consisted of the Snake Knots primarily. Love it? Click the picture for all details!