How To: Loop and Double Fisherman’s Knot

This is part of a bigger tutorial to teach you how to make your own adjustable gymnastics straps for $2.
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Step 1: Measure your rope between 32-36 inches. About double forearm length

Step 2: Cut the rope to proper measured size

Step 3: Burn the ends of the rope to prevent fraying

Step 4: Lay the loop on the floor like in the picture

Step 5: Grasp the top piece of rope

Step 6: Wrap the bottom end of the rope around your finger

Step 7: Wrap it around your finger a second time, being sure to cross over the line creating an X appearance

Step 8: Begin to wrap it a third time, but go underneath the first two lines and parallel to the finger

Step 9: Remove your finger

Step 10: Tighten the knot.

Step 11: Spin the loop around; You need to tie the same knot on the other end of the rope. It should look like this

Now repeat steps 5-11 on the other end of the loop. It will look like this:



Once you’ve tied the double fisherman’s knot on the other end, it will look like this:

Now pull on the loop, and the knots will tighten and merge

Congrats! You’ve made the loop we’ll be using for everything else. This simple loop is extremely valuable and I encourage you to make a few of varying lengths.

If you still need more help, here’s a short video:

This tutorial is part of a series to teach you how to make your own gymnastics rings straps for $2.

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Here’s other knots you need to learn: