Fleur de Lis
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
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
portion that's now on the left.
Bring it through the loop
- under, to make an Overhand
Move both ends to the
before moving on.
Step 3: Extend the
knot forward, 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 forward.
Step 4: Move the
right half to the left,
rotating to form a loop. clockwise
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 forward, passing over
the 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 to the
right. Pass it over
all the segments in it's path.
Note that there is a
just below the left loop, where the
right half curves.
Step 8: Pass the left
the right half, as you prepare to bring
it back to the left.
all the segments in the center, and
bring it out through the space
near the curve.
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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