Crashing Waves Bar
The Crashing Waves Bar gets its name from
the crossed segments that look like ocean ripples,
on the front. As you can see, both
sides have interesting features, so this design is
This is a very unique decorative knot that has
similar features as . Endless Falls
You could use this design for a Macrame belt,
bracelet, or any project where you need a slender
chain of knots.
The material used in the example is 4mm
Paracord. Be sure to melt
the ends with a flame to prepare (and
finish) this type of material.
found this knot on the
by JD Lenzen
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The video gallery contains tutorials for a
wide variety of combination knots and
To practice the Crashing Waves Bar, cut two
cords 60 inches long (two colors).
When making a project with this knot, the length
of the cords need to be 9
times the size you plan to make.
In the images, color
A is dark blue. Color
B is light blue.
Make a loop in
the center of the
A cord, crossing right
Slide the second cord through the loop over
- under as shown. Match the
center of this cord with the other.
B down slightly. Pass the
right half in front
of the crossed area of color
Move the left half behind the crossed
portion of the
that's resting on the cord right
towards the left. Bring it
B cords, and under
the left portion of the color
portion of color A
B, and over the
right portion, as you move it to the
Adjust the size of the loop, and then
tighten the Half Knot by pulling firmly on
The loop is
so if you don't want it, just pull
down on the color
A cords as you tighten.
Crashing Waves Design
Each knot in the Crashing Waves Bar is made with
. But they are not
always the same ones three
Pay close attention to which cords are being
moved, and where they are placed. It helps if you
label the 4 ends with tape.
1: Move cord
2 (color B) over
cords 2 and 3, forming a crossed area.
2: Move cord
3 upward, folding it over the
Bring the cord through the space on the right,
4 as you pull it right.
3: To make the next knot
in the Crashing Waves Bar, move cord
Bring it over
4. Move cord
cords 3 and 4, creating the crossed area.
3 is the one you folded in the
upward, folding it over the crossed
area. cord 4
Bring the cord through the space on the left ,
cord 1 as you pull it left.
is another way to look at the steps:
The crossed area is made by the cord you folded in
the previous step, along with the one on the outside.
Always cross left
The third cord, in the center, is used to make the
next folded loop. You pass it through the
right space when you are working on the
For the left, the end goes through the left
space. Both spaces are on the outside,
if that's easier to remember.
Below are the steps for making the next knot in
the Crashing Waves Bar:
3, and then pass it over
cord 1 .
1 and 4, to form the crossed area.
1 up and over
cross, and through the
space on the right. >>
Step 6: Continue
on in the same manner, until the Crashing Waves
Bar is the size you need for your project.
from right to left as you progress.
7: Select the two cords furthest
to the right and left.
Cross them right
over left, on top of the other
8: Fold the two
cords in the center
up and over the crossed area.
They should pass through the space between
them, above the cross.
Apply glue while tightening, which is done
by pulling firmly on all 4 cords.
9: After the glue is dry,
you can finish off the cords on the right
and left, which were crossed.
The two in the center can be used to add a
button, bead, or button knot for a
clasp. Another option is to finish
them off like the other two ends. (see
When using Paracord, you can heat and melt the
tips, which will help them stay in place.
When using fine cord material (2mm or less), you
can tie tight combining
two ends. Overhand knots
You can also move the ends to the other side of
the bar and work them under the loops to hold them
secure. Make sure you apply glue.
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