Chinese Knotting: The 8 Cloverleaf Knot


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step 1 step 1:
form 2 loops, inserting the second through the first as in step 1 of the 4 cloverleaf
insert a third loop through the previous 2
pin the result together with a bobby pin as in step 1 and 2 of the 6 cloverleaf
step 2 step 2:
form a loop from the working end and insert it through the centre of the previous 3 loops (1, 2, 3)
repeat (2, 3, 4)
you will now have 4 petals
take the working end and insert through loops 4, 5, 6, over the starting end and through the first petal
step 3 step 3:
take the working end back, under the starting end and through loops 6, 5, 4
step 4 step 4:
steps 4 through 7 illustrate the completion of the knot as twice more the working end is threaded through the previous 3 loops, down through the next available petal and back
step 5 step 5:

step 8 step 6:

step 7 step 7:

step 8 step 8:
the somewhat tightened and mostly completed 8 cloverleaf
finished 8 cloverleaf

CLW

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