How to make a Half Hitch Spiral Knot with cord

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Spiral Knot

This tutorial will show how to make a spiral knot using only two cords. This knot is also known as the half hitch spiral knot.

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Fold cord with side longer than the other.

Tie a knot with a small loop at the top.

You now have two strands of cord – the longer one is the working cord and the shorter one is the holding cord.

Clip the loop under a clipboard or secure to table in some fashion.

The left-hand cord is the working cord. The right-hand cord is the holding cord.

Take the left-hand cord and cross over the top of the right-hand cord forming a loop. The loop will look like the number four.

Spiral Knot

Take the end of the same cord and pass under the holding cord through the loop.

Spiral Knot

Pull the loop tight over the working cord and up forming a knot.

Spiral Knot


As you make more half hitch knots, it will start to spiral.

Spiral Knot

Below are some books from affiliate on how to make knots and projects you can make with knots:

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Klutz Book of Knots

Learn the ropes of knot-tying with the KLUTZ book of knots! two nylon cords, color-coded to the illustrations, are tied through the holes on each board page, allowing the reader to practice tying knots right in the book. by Klutz Affiliate Link to Amazon


Macrame for Beginners and Beyond

24 Easy Macrame projects for Home and Garden by Amy Mullins, Marnia Ryan-Raison - Paperback - Published 2017 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Macrame Today

Contemporary Knotting Projects by Darlyn Susan Yee - Paperback - Published 2011 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Bohemian Macramé

Unique Macramé Jewelry Projects by Gwenaël Petiot - Paperback - Published 2016



The Complete Step-By-Step Guide To Making Different Knot Types And Their Uses (Knotting, Splicing, Ropework) by Dominick Bass - Paperback - Published 2017 Affiliate Link to Amazon


The Field Guide to Knots

How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits by Bob Holtzman - Published 2015 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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