|Introduction - Scoubidou for beginners.
Most people doing
scoubidou use this knot. Its name is crown knot, but is has more names.
Tie four strands together or start with the loop I explain later.
Spread the strands as the spoke of a wheel. You can hold the start with your
first finger. Cross the first string over the second, keeping a loop at the
arrow. Cross the second strand over number 3, (doing so it also passes over
strand 1.) Number 3 over number 4. The last goes through the loop made with
Pull nearly tight, than really tight.
Keep making this
knot and your string will become round. That is why sometimes they call this
knot the round knot. If you want the square knot you will have to make each
second knot the other way round. The knot itself is the same, just mirror
A loop to start
your work with can be made by folding two strands together and than tie a
knot in the lot, it works but does not look good.
If you just cross your strings and than tie a first knot, pull not tight and
pull the other string at the back into a loop. Tie a second knot and the loop
At the end of the work you want your strands to stay in place. With the
plastic strands sold for scoubidou you only have to pull the last knot extra
tight. Than cut the ends short. Sometimes you have to help a bit, warm the
strands a little, often holding them in your hand will be enough, pull the
knot extra tight and leave overnight. If the knot is still tight the next day
it will stay tight.
If you work with
string, or if for some reason your scoubidou string does knot stay in place,
you can make an other knot. Make one more knot but do not pull tight, tuck
each string through once more. In the drawing I have made little spots in its
own 'color', go underneath the find it.
If you have tied
the strands this way and the still come undone, search internet for another
knot, or use a little glue. Test your string with the glue, plastic and super
glue do not always go together well. .
I run out of string
but I am not ready by a long way.
Place a new string
along your little end and tie two knots with two strands together. It shows,
you can hide it a little by making the ends thinner, just pull on the