Create Knot

Start with two pieces of cord, each about 24 inches long. Double them over and tape the ends together.

Loop one of the cords over itself as shown, with the fold end on top to make a fish shape.
Overlay the other folded cord over the body of the fish, then loop it around the upper tail fin and lay it over the lower tail fin, forming a U shape.
Weave the cut end of the U shaped cord under the belly of the fish, over itself, and then under the top of the fish's head.
Tighten the knot by pulling on all four cord ends.
Use a matching color thread and sharp needle to stitch a straight line through the center of the knot, tacking all strands of cord together. This will stabilize the knot so it doesn't fall apart when we selectively loosen parts of it in the next step.
This guide was first published on Jul 16, 2014. It was last updated on Jul 16, 2014. This page (Create Knot) was last updated on Jul 31, 2019.