Knotted Rope Coasters
I got the idea for these from this pin:
And I loved them so much I actually really wanted to buy them. But upon tracing them to the seller, it was like $24 for set of four and as a vet student I just couldn't justify it for something I didn't totally need. Then I had two free weeks of dog sitting, and I thought, "I bet if I tried hard enough I could make those...."
Well, here they are after hours of cutting ropes, multiple failed attempts at knotting, and several hard ciders.
What you will need:
- 1/4" thickness rope; I used the one below
- A binder clip
- White thread
- A needle
- A lot of PATIENCE!
I used cheapo clothesline rope from the Wal-Mart - it was only $3.84 - and everything else, I already had!
Step #1 - Cut and Gather Your Strands
Cut yourself four strands for each coaster. I started off with strands ~2.5 ft in length until I got the hang of the knot and then I went down to 2 feet and still had a bit extra at the end.
Step #2 - Knot Away!!!
Step #3 - Stitching the Knot Complete
While this is not the most attractive method in the world, it worked for me. I just used simple white thread and stitched the loose ends together. It is going to look messy, but nobody needs to know it's there in the end!!
Step #4 - A few more stitches
In an attempt to make these slightly more durable, I threw stitches in on the back side between the five places where three crosses came together. I totally do not know how to explain that, but see the picture!
Step #5 - Admire your hard work!!
Hope you enjoyed this project!!