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.
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: