Nautical Square Knot
A simple square knot adds a hint of the sea to any summer table setting. Use this knot to make our Rope Tablecloth Anchor.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart
Wrap a length of rope under the table, with the ends of the rope facing up. Pull the ends parallel with one end in each hand, as shown in photo 2.
Loop the rope in your left hand over the rope in your right hand, then pull it under the rope in your right hand.
Create a circle with the ends, placing the rope in your left hand over the rope in your right hand.
Pull the rope on top under the rope on the bottom to create a knot.
Pull the ends taut, and tie them under the table.