Description: The Trilobite
Knot is a very unique decoration you can use for
key chains, necklaces, ornaments, and similar
types of Macrame projects.
This knot has the three ribbed lobes typical of
Trilobite fossils. There is a loop at the top,
which can be used to hang the design.
Children will love this interesting decorative
knot, since it is easy to make, and will
definitely attract attention. Just
learning this knot could be a group project.
History: A Trilobite is a
fossil of an extinct
marine arthropod. Back when they were still in
existence, some were scavengers and hunters,
while others fed on plankton. These fossils have
been found in every ocean and continent, so are
I found this great knot in
Fusion Knots J. D. Lenzen.
Please visit his website, by clicking
on the link or image.
gallery contains tutorials for
a variety of unique decorative knots and
Step 1: Secure the
center of a
to your board. 60-inch
Make two bights, and position them 3 -
4 inches above the center, as in this
The distance between the
top of the bights is what determines the
size of the Trilobite knot.
Step 2: Place two pins
on your project board, between the
bights. Move the bight on the right
over the pins. Then put the left
bight over them.
The ends should still rest on either
side of the long loop in the center.
Step 3: Make the first
half of a Square Knot:
right end over
the central loop, and under
the left end.
the loop, and over
the right end, as you pull it to the
continued: When tightening, make
sure the knot rests 1-inch above the folded area
at the center.
The loop in the center is considered ONE
vertical segment in the following steps.
Step 4: Weave the end
now on the left
through the segments, vertical
- under - over (left to right).
5: Weave the end now on the right
through the segments, under
- over - under (right to left).
The cord should be on an angle, so it
the left end.
Step 6: Repeat
steps 4 and 5 several times to
form the rest of the Trilobite
ends have switched places.
So use the ends
they are now, and follow the
Remove the pins.
Step 7: The last two
rows should be tighter
than the others, so the design is
Pull on the loop at the bottom,
so that the bights at the top begin to
the knot. Apply
glue and then pull the loop
firmly to tighten the design all the way.
Step 8: Turn the knot
around so the loop is at the
Trim the ends close to the bottom of
the knot and use more glue if
necessary. When using Paracord,
melt the ends with a flame.
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