Description: The Fleur de Lis
is a well known historical symbol seen in
European Coat of Arms, military emblems, flags,
coins, and more. The Lilly Flower was
often used to represent a specific royal family,
and each one differs slightly.
To mimic the ancient design, this decorative
knot has several loops representing the petals,
which are held together by a Square Knot.
Nylon Parachute cord was used in the example,
since it holds the shape of the knot fairly
well. You can also use waxed material or
leather, which will help you create the proper
The loop at the top center should have a point,
and the remaining loops should be curved outward
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Step 1: Fold a 24-inch
cord in half and secure it at
Make a loop, so the left half crosses
over the right.
Step 2: Use the end
that's now on the left.
Bring it through the loop over
- under, to make an Overhand
Move both ends to the top
before moving on.
Step 3: Extend the
knot downward, so you can clearly see
the crossed area and the two loops at
the bottom. Secure the three areas.
Mentally label the two halves of the
cord where they are resting now.
Curve the right half downward.
Step 4: Move the
right half to the left,
rotating clockwiseto form a loop.
The right half of the cord should pass
everything in it's path as you arrange
5: Use the left
half to make the next loop.
Bring it down, passing overthe right half.
Make sure you secure it at the top where
Step 6: Move the
left half under
all the segments as you bring it to the
Pull the left end out through the
Step 7: Move the
right half of the cord back to
the right. Pass it over
all the segments in it's path.
Note that there is a space
just below the left loop, where the
right half curves.
Step 8: Pass the left
the right end, as you prepare to bring
it back to the left.
Move it under
all the segments in the center, and
bring it out through the space below the
To tighten the Fleur de Lis knot, pull on
both ends to tighten the Square knot.
Reduce the size of the lower loops by
pulling on the upper ones.
The two loops at the top right and left
should be large enough to curve outward.
The center loop should be slightly
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