Diamond (Lanyard) Knot
The diamond knot is used to make a fixed, decorative loop at the middle of a cord that could be a lanyard, paracord, leather, rope, etc. It is also known by the names Bosun’s whistle, lanyard and knife lanyard knots. The two strand knot that is implemented here in a single strand can be made with two ropes or a single rope. Though it looks hard to tie at first, it becomes easy and quick with practice.
How to Tie a Diamond (Lanyard) Knot
It is best to start with at least 2 ft of rope. Once you have learned to tie it well, it can be made with as little as 1 ft of rope.
- Note that the first few steps are similar to making a Carrick bend.
- Double diamond knot or double lanyard knot – More complex and decorative. It is made with two strands.
- On knife tassels and key chains.
- As zipper pulls.
- In necklace, earring, pendant, bracelet and ring designs.
- In macramé patterns.
How to Tie a Diamond (Lanyard) Knot Step by Step
- Make a rope loop and encircle it with the rope
- Pass a part of the rope through the loop
- Pass the end through the loop just formed
- Take it up
- Pass it through the first loop
- Take the other rope end through the loop
- Hold the big loop and pull the ends to tighten
- The knot is made
- Carrick bend – Mainly used in joining two ropes. Not a loop but ornamental.
- Chinese lanyard knot – Multi-stranded decorative knot.