Another Half Hitch design is the
spiral. You use one cord to tie Half
Hitches onto the other three. You
will need to twist the knots to form the
spiral.

When choosing this design, switch
cords half way down the length of the
sennit.

Cords 1 and 4 are used to tie Larks Head
knots onto cords 2 and 3 (core).

Alternate between the two working cords as
you progress.

After you choose the knot you want to use for
your Handcrafted Planter, divide the cords into 4
groups of 4 cords.

Mentally number the cords in each group, 1 - 4.

Tie enough knots so the sennit measures 6
inches.

Slide a bead onto all 4 cords in one
group.

Switch
the working cords with the fillers
(when using Square knots or Spirals).

Tie another set of knots measuring 6
inches.

Lower Cradle

Step 9: Measure the height
of the pot you will be using in the
cradle for the Handcrafted Planter (top edge to
bottom). Figure out what the halfway point
will be.

For example:
If the height is 10 inches, half way is 5
inches.

Combine two cords coming from one sennit (cords
3 and 4), with two from the next sennit to the
right (cords 1 and 2).

Measure from the last knot tied in those
sennits, moving down the distance you came up
with. Tie a Square Knot at that position.

In other words, the SK needs to rest in the middle
of the pot, half way between the top and bottom
edges.

Step 10:Repeat
step 9 with the remaining cords.
There should be a total of 4 knots in this
section of the Handcrafted Planter.

Step 11: Bring all the
cords together in one bundle. Measure from
the SK tied in the previous step, moving down
the same distance you did in
steps 9 and 10. Mark the spot with a pin
or tape.

Make a Wrapped Knot using a 36-inch cord.
The top of it should be at the
spot you marked. Wrap for
2 inches.

Place the pot in the cradle, and make adjustments
as needed.

Apply glue to the entire Wrapped knot. Cut off the
excess from the short
cord used to make the knot.

Finishing Touches

Step 12: Trim the cords
so the ends are even. Choose one of the
following techniques for the finishing touches
for your Handcrafted Planter:

Option A: Tie a Barrel
Knot at the tip of each cord.

Option B: Apply small
beads to each cord, followed by a Barrel knot.

Option C: Unravel the
cords for a wavy fringe.

Option D:
Unravel and brush the cords.

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