Design your very own dog leash for a fraction of the store-bought price and learn some handy knot-tying techniques in the process. Woven with paracord, this macramé leash is super strong and — dare, we say — also super cute.
Things You'll Need:
- Snap hook
- Masking tape
- 550 paracord, 2 colors, 64 feet each
Tape the snap hook to your work surface.
Fold one of the paracord strings in half and thread the hoop through the snap hook.
Thread the ends of the paracord through the loop and pull tightly to form a tight knot.
Repeat with the second paracord string. For reference, these knots are called lark's head knots.
Cross the right-side string on top of the two middle strings.
Cross the left-side string on top of the right-side string.
Cross the left-side string under the two middle strings and through the right-side loop.
Pull the right and left-side strings to tighten the knot. This knot is known as a square knot.
This time, you'll do the reverse of the knot you just made by crossing the right-side string under the two middle strings, the left-side string under the right-side string, the left-side string on top of the middle strings and through the loop.
Keep alternating over/under square knots until you have 1 foot of loose string remaining at the end.
Roll the leash to form a handle.
Using the remaining loose string, tie square knots around the leash to join the handle to the leash. You'll want to tie at least 5-6 square knots for a secure connection.
Tie the loose ends in basic knots and cut off any excess string.
Dab glue on the cut ends to prevent them from fraying.
Take your favorite furry friend out for a walk with your stylish new leash!