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How to make a square knot boondoggle
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In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a square-knot boondoggle (aka lanyard or rexlace). I usually buy my strings at Hobby Lobby but they have it at Michaels and Wal-mart, too. This is the easiest knot and the first one I learned to do ๐Ÿ™‚
What you'll need:
boondoggle string in 2 colors, a measuring tape, a key ring or metal clip, and scissors.
1. Cut 1 string of each color at 4 feet (48 inches).
2. Slide the clip onto the strings and fold them in half so you have 4 strings.
3. Now turn it upside down.
4. Arrange your strings so they are both laying flat, one is laying on top of the other, and they are in an x shape.
5. Take the bottom string, teal, and make 2 loops over the purple string.
6. Then take 1 purple string and go over the first teal and under the second teal. Do the same with the other purple. Pull them tight. You have completed your first knot ๐Ÿ™‚
Keep making those knots until you reach your desired length. To end it, you can either just tie a knot or you can do an ending knot.
How to make an ending knot:
1. Make another knot but keep it loose.
2. Take one string and go under the string to the right. Then bring it up through the middle. Do the same thing with the other 3 strings.
3. Pull it tight and cut off the excess string. I usually leave about an inch as a tassel. You have now completed an ending knot ๐Ÿ™‚
These are some of my other creations. The first 3 are square knot. Then there's a circle knot, a square/circle mix, 2 twists, and a weird striped, twisty one that I made. The unfinished one is a pentagon knot because it has 5 strings.