In this tutorial we take a look at the King’s crown button knot.
The name for this knot is quite to the point. The knot resembles the shape of a king’s crown and it is a 2 stranded stopper/button knot. It is tied very similarly to the lanyard knot, just with a few more steps. So, if you want to spice up your projects (lanyards, bracelets, key fobs), consider using the King’s crown button knot over the regular lanyard knot.
Let’s jump right into the tutorial!
Tying the King’s crown button knot
Below you will find both a photo and a video tutorial on the knot. One thing I really need to emphasize is that the trick to this knot is the tightening. So once tied, tighten carefully to get a nice look. I had to tie the knot a few times before I got the tightening down, so do not despair!
Take 2 strands.
Twist the left strand into a loop.
Pass the right strand under the loop.
With the right strand pass over the top left strand and under the left end.
Weave over-under-over through the loop, creating a Carrick bend. Note the diamond shape at the center.
Take the top right end counterclockwise through the next opening.
Take the bottom left end counterclockwise through the next opening.
Take the left end counterclockwise through the next opening.
Take the right end counterclockwise through the next opening.
With the bottom end pass over the top right end.
Then through the middle of the Carrick bend, so through the diamond shape at the center.
Take the top end over the top left cord.
And again through the center of the Carrick bend, next to the other end.
Square up the knot and tighten it up.
Remember that tightening should be done gradually and that the top of the knot is wider than the bottom.
Below is a full video tutorial to boot: