In this tutorial I demonstrate how to tie a triangular mat.
Triangular mats are like a trophy wife or husband. Good for sitting in a corner and looking pretty :).
This is a simple triangular mat that you can make out of paracord or rope and it serves the role of decorating various shelves and corners of furniture.
This particular design is featured in the Ultimate book of decorative knots by Lindsey Philpott. The ABoK also has a varied selection of triangular flat knots (numbered between 2338 and 2346).
As with most flat knots, I find the doubled and trippled version works best.
I used about 9 and a half feet of paracord for this project.
With that out the way, let’s make our mat.
Before we get started, just a quick tip. This mat is made in an almost simetrical way . The tying will seem familiar to tying any turk’s head knot (it basically is a flat TH).
Start by folding our cord in half and making a loop.
With your bottom right cord go over the loop.
Weave the bottom left under-over-under the loop.
Pull out the bottom two bights a bit.
With your top right cord go over and under the right bight.
Weave the top left cord under-over-under the left bight.
With the same cord (now the bottom right) go under and over the right bight.
And then back, under-over-under.
Take the other cord (the left) and go over and under the right bight.
Then weave back, over-under-over.
Spread apart the bights a bit.
With your right cord, weave over-under-over the left bight.
Then back, under-over-under.
With your left cord, weave under the other cord, then over-under-over-under.
And finally back over-under-over-under.
Each of the end follows the other end to enter the knot. Simply follow both ends to double the knot.
I hope this tutorial works well for you. Be sure to post any questions you might have!
Also see the video tutorial: