How to Tie a Josephine Knot

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    Introduction and Materials

    Josephine Knot
    Josephine Knot. Tammy Powley
    This knot is a little more advanced than basic knots such as the square knot. It has a variety of applications such as finishing off the ends of a macrame necklace which you can then pull over your head.

    You will need at least two strands of your choice of cord such as hemp, waxed linen, or rat tail.

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    Form a Loop

    Form a Loop
    Form a Loop. Tammy Powley
    1. Take one side, form it into a loop, and set the loop on top of the other cord (pictured in red). From now on, you only need to move the red cord.
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    Cord Goes Up and Over

    Cord Goes Up and Over
    Cord Goes Up and Over. Tammy Powley
    2. Now take the red cord and bring it up and over the first end (bottom) of the looped cord.
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    Cord Goes Up and Under

    Cord Goes Up and Under
    Cord Goes Up and Under. Tammy Powley
    3. Continue to move the red cord up and bring it under the second end (top).
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    Cord Goes Down and Over

    Cord Goes Down and Over
    Cord Goes Down and Over. Tammy Powley
    4. Now bring the red cord down and over the looped cord.
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    Cord Crosses Under

    Cord Crosses Under
    Cord Crosses Under. Tammy Powley
    5. Continue to move the red cord down so it crossed under itself (notice you’re forming a loop with the red cord now.)
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    Cord Goes Over Again

    6. Then bring the red cord over the looped cord. You should have a loop inside a loop.
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    Pull Cords Tight

    Josephine Knot
    Josephine Knot. Tammy Powley
    7. Pull both cords with an even tension to form your Josephine Knot.