Step 3: Tie 7 rows of
Alternating Square Knots, moving in a circle all
the way around the ring.
Tie all the knots with four cords (2 working
cords, and 2 fillers). Make sure all the rows
are directly under one another.
Mark the cord you start with for the first row
(#1). For the next row, the first knot is
tied with cords 3 - 7. From there
you just select groups of 4 cords as you
You could also mentally number two knots (1 - 4
for each one). The second row is tied with
cords 3 - 4 from one knot and 1 - 2 from the
Step 4: After 7 rows, you can
add buttons or beads to the front portion of the
To do this, slide 1 or 2 cords through the
shank of the button. Slide it up to the row you
just completed, and tie the next row of ASK.
Step 5: When youve tied 7
more rows, add more beads/buttons, and continue
Stop when you feel the vase is deep enough for
what you plan to use it for.