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Round rope mat

In this tutorial I demonstrate how to make a round rope mat.

This round rope mat has 7 bights on the outer and inner side. It is made with 3 parts, so it basically is a flat “woggle knot“. For those that are into turk’s head knots, this could easily be tied as a cylindrical braid and then flattened. But tying it this way produces a neat flat mat right away, so I prefer this way of tying the mat.

round rope mat

You can tie a 2 pass version with about 4 feet of paracord fairly easily. Using more passes uses more cord naturally.

I think this style of a mat would serve well as a mat under hot pans and dishes or as a coaster.

2-pass-round-rope-mat

A small, 2 pass version of the mat.

Now let’s tie one!

The tutorial

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Start by making a loop. The top will be our working end.

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Go over the loop- over two.

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Then over the loop again, over two. Then under the standing end.

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Turn back into the knot going over-under.

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And over-under again.

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Re-enter the knot with an over-under.

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And over-under again.

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Finish by placing the working end next to the standing end.

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And the standing end next to the working end.

Now work out the slack and add more passes using the slack you pull out the mat.

Yep it is that simple!

Enjoy your mat!

woggle-rope-mat

And a short video tutorial to boot:

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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