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Bloody Knuckle Knot

Knuckle Knot

Description:  The Bloody Knuckle Knot is an interesting fusion of Half Hitches with the Barrel knot.  In the example, it's made around a dowel.  You can also make it while holding the cord.

The loops along the lower edge can hold charms and beads, so this design can be used as a pendant if made with the right material.  It looks good as a focal point in a bracelet or choker necklace.

Paracord was used in the example shown.  Please read Cord Preparation if you have not used this material before, since the tips need to be prepared in a specific way.

I found this design in Decorative Fusion Knots,
by JD of Tying it All Together.

Click on the link or image to visit the author's website, which contains video instructions for a variety of unique decorative knots. 

Fusion Knots

To practice, you need one cord at least 36 inches long. 

You also need one dowel arranged horizontally on your board, or you can tie it around your fingers.

Half Hitch

Step 1: Secure one end of the cord close to your board, and arrange it vertically.

Make a clockwise Half Hitch by moving the working end over - under the dowel, and over the secured end.

2nd Knot
  Step 2:  Tighten the first Half Hitch loosely, so it grips the dowel.

Tie another clockwise Half Hitch with the working end, placing it to the right of the first.

Five Knots
  Step 3:  Tie 3 more Half Hitches, placing them to the right of the others (total of five).

They should be tight enough to grip the dowel, but still remain loose.

Working End

Step 4:  Pass the working end under the front of the loops heading right to left. 

It should rest close to the crook of the loops, which is the portion at the top edge of the dowel.


Secured End

Step 5:  Pass the secured end under the loops, placing it in front of the working end (closer to crossing points).



Step 6:  Tighten the Bloody Knuckle Knot gradually. Take your time and make sure the loops are not twisted.

Start with the first loop and move right as you progress.  The last thing you do is pull on the ends.

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