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Description: The Slipknot is sometimes called the Overhand Noose because it is related to the Overhand knot.

ItÂ’s been around for many centuries, but is not often viewed as a decorative knot. In Macrame, it's used to connect cords, and to form other knot designs. 

Below the tying instruction are other knotting techniques that start with this knot.   Beginners should practice them after learning the basic tying process below.


Tying Instructions


Step 1: Make a loop in the center of a cord, which should be at least 12 inches long.

Cross the left half over the right.


Bight Through Loop  

Step 2: Fold the left half of the cord to make a bight.

Push it through the loop from below, which is under the right half and over the left.


Step 2, continued:  Tighten the knot by first pulling on the bight.  This will tighten the loop around it. 

Then pull on the left half of the cord to make the bight smaller.

Alternate Method  

Sometimes a Macrame design requires you to change the knot slightly, so the bight passes through the loop from the top (over - under). 

So practice that option before you leave this page.



Related Knots

Click on the links or images to go to the pages described below:

Slipknot Mount

The Overhand Noose can be combined with other knots to make the loop more stable.  It can also be used as a mounting technique.

See Unique Mounting Designs for more details.

Chain Sennit

The Chain Sennit is a vintage technique based on the Overhand Noose. 

You make a series of bights that are linked to form a chain. 

Zipper Sennit

The Zipper Sennit is similar to the Chain Sennit, but you alternate between the two halves of the cord.

The edges have a zigzag shape.

Ashoka Chakra

The Ashoka Chakra is a unique knotted design where a series of Slipknots are attached to a loop.

It's then formed into a circular shape. 

Great for earrings!

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