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Square Knot Button

Square Knot Button


Description: The Square Knot Button is a vintage knot rarely seen in modern Macrame patterns. These decorative knots were very popular in Macrame designs created in the 1970’s.

This particular type of button knot is easy to make, and is often used to create heads for dolls and animals. It's can be used to decorate just about anything, including Wall Hangings, Plant Hangers and Wreaths. 

To view a project where this knot is featured, see the Holiday Angel.

Make sure you know how to tie Square Knots before you try practicing this design.

Important: These knots require more material than flat designs, since the cords are folded to form the button. Keep that in mind if you create your own designs, and cut the cords longer.

For every button knot you make, you need at least 8 inches of material.


  Square Knots  

Step 1: Fold 2 cords in half, or use 4 individual cords, to practice this technique. Secure them to your board.

Tie a short sennit (chain) of Square Knots. There should be 2 working cords and 2 fillers for each knot.


  Leave a Space  

Step 2: Move down 1/4-inch, and tie 3 - 5 Square Knots. The size of the button is determined this set of knots. The more SK you tie, the larger the button will be (height).

Take note of the area between the two sets of knots. There are two spaces, one to the left, and one to the right of the fillers.


  Pass Ends Thru Space  

Step 3: Pass the left working cord, and the filler next to it, through the left space.

The right working cord and the other filler should pass through the right space.


  Roll the Knot  

Step 4: Pull down on the ends to roll the knots into the button shape.

Tie a Square Knot with the same working cords and fillers, tightening it firmly so it rests against the bottom of the button.


  Completed Button Knot   This is a side view of the completed Square Knot Button.  


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