Video tutorial: Rope Knot Plait

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I have received many requests for instructions about how to do the Rope Knot Plait I showed on the Back to School: Organising hair ties post.  It’s a simple plait that is just a little different to the typical variety. 

 So, I have created my first ever video tutorial.  I’m so nervous to publish it, I was mighty shy so please excuse my lack of not properly introducing myself.  Give me time, I’ll get there 🙂 I hope you enjoy this video, which you will find at the end of this post.

Let me know if your interested in seeing more step by step hairstyles.

 I hope you enjoyed the video!

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Diane Morgan January 27, 2011 - 4:33 PM

I love the tutorial I am going to try it on my daughter's hair if she lets me. She is 12 so we will see. I have tried this before but really had no idea what I was doing. You make it look easy thanks for sharing.!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynda January 27, 2011 - 4:42 PM

Great tutorial! My daughter is starting preschool this year and I have been looking for ideas on what to do with her hair. I cant wait to try this one on her! 🙂

Lyndall January 27, 2011 - 5:52 PM

How lovely is that hairstyle?! Thanks for taking the time to make the video. I am a bit hair-style challenged. I've almost always had long hair but wasn't a 'girly' girl, so it was usually just a ponytail. I've been wondering how I will learn to do my two daughters' hair. (I shudder at the word 'braid'!!!). Looking forward to any future videos you might make 🙂

Bobbie Colbert January 27, 2011 - 6:08 PM

So easy! You did a great job!

I really love the 'two tails down' bow like in your first photo, it is very pretty, I'll definitely be placing an order with Pretty Things Distract Me!

Rachel Bradley January 27, 2011 - 7:28 PM

Thanks! something new to try tomorrow! – that looks relatively easy!! I have watched a tutorial on braiding, it LOOKED easy enough, but it's obviously only easy if you know what you are doing! (or after a LOT of practice which is a bit hard to do with a squirming 5 year old, whose constantly saying "mum, you are hurting me!" – hair time in our household is never a pleasure for any of us – lol) p.s keep those tutorial's coming!

Emma Watts January 27, 2011 - 8:04 PM

I love the beaded snowflake design, never seen anything like it before!

Elizabeth Anderson January 27, 2011 - 8:13 PM

I think the streamer hair tie is just lovely for school, but everything is gorgeous! (been a PTDM fan for ages)

Thanks for the tutorial, looking forward to when my little girl has hair to try some stylin' 🙂

April January 27, 2011 - 10:10 PM

Katrina…this tutorial was perfect! It was so easy to follow, i'm lucky to have a patient 5 year old that let me do it whilst the video was on and it rope knot plait was easy. Thank you for teaching me something new!!!!

Alina January 27, 2011 - 10:42 PM

Thanks so much! Please keep your video tutorials coming! Very helpful!

My favourite from PTDM is the Polymer butterfly with pinks and glitter ribbon. We absolutely love butterflies!

Tam January 27, 2011 - 11:51 PM

Thanks for that great tutorial – looks easy enough to do with a cooperative child!

I'm already a PTDM fan on FB – and as a previous customer, can highly recommend them!

Loving the Hawaii Poly clay bow on her FB page – so cute!

ps – love the fact I'm not the only one with a noisy washing machine as well haha

Melanie Graham January 28, 2011 - 12:05 AM

Thank you! Please do more tutorials, that was extremely enjoyable. The Shades of Pink custom bow on Pretty Things Distract Me is just beautiful. I love it. I have two blonde haired, blue eyed girls who are 8 and 6 and that would look just gorgeous on both of them. I have become a fan and thank you Kat for showing me this company. They are just awesome.

Meg January 28, 2011 - 12:36 AM

Well done on the upload of the video Katrina. I admire and appreciate your efforts and time you take to keep this blog!

My fave would have to be the Citrus Cooler Bow. SO gorgeous! But sooo many other nice clips and hair accessories!

Jill January 28, 2011 - 5:19 AM

Latrina What a fantastic korker, I watced you rtutorial this morning than again now, and had to laugh at you r washing machine it sounded exactlylike mine. My mum is alwasy telling me mine is so loud.

the hair bows are just gorgeous, I love all the korkers and school bows.

Leila January 28, 2011 - 7:38 AM

thanks for the tutorial, i have a rare 2 days ahead with just my princess and 7 month old son (the 10 and 2 year old are off camping with the boys and daddy of course) I can see miss and i watching the tutorial together and me having a go at doing it in her hair.

So many lovely bows but i just love the streamer hair ties and the Christmas Sparkle Korker which i would put in my princess' hair anytime of year 🙂

Karen keiper January 28, 2011 - 7:41 AM

THanks for the tut, my daughter is 2 1/2 and has JUST enough hair to put in a tiny pony tail!!! So the clips are definitely the way to go for her!!!

Monique Follett January 28, 2011 - 8:50 AM

Loved wathching the tutorial – now, to find a girl to practise on – Haha!!

Lee-Anne M January 28, 2011 - 6:16 PM

I love them all but I really like the Gymboree Made to Match Tres Fabulous Korker.

Kimberlee January 29, 2011 - 9:54 AM

wow! so many designs to select from! my fave is Double Tails Down bow 🙂

Michelle January 29, 2011 - 4:53 PM

So many gorgeous ribbons and bows! Love the korkers! Liked on FB.

Tracy Williams January 30, 2011 - 5:59 AM

I LOVE the corker streamers! so Cheery! love the perfection of all the bows and the clip slides with bows are a fav because we love our hair out and i get to sweep it to the side with a cute clip.



rocky from florida December 15, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Just wondering if you are Tracy former lead singer for The Strange of Milwaukee, WI?

Cassie January 30, 2011 - 7:16 PM

Hi Katrina, I found this while looking for 'heart hair' and thought you might love it for new inspiration!

Cassie January 30, 2011 - 7:17 PM

Hi Katrina, I found this while looking for 'heart hair' and thought you might love it for new inspiration!

mellie jane January 31, 2011 - 5:10 AM

I simply adore the Rainbow Brite bottlecap bow and the strawberry shortcake one just gorgeous.

Amanda Gorton January 31, 2011 - 5:52 AM

What an intricate design the Gymboree Made 2 Match Tres Fabulous Korker is – a stand-out from the crowd favourite!

kerrie January 31, 2011 - 7:42 PM

My girls watched the clip with me and are keen for me to try it on their hair

they like the corkers they are so pretty

Stacey McMillan January 31, 2011 - 10:49 PM

Oh, I love your tutorial, it was fantastic, I have been doing them in my girls hair since I watched it, I have a few so I get lots of practice. I absolutely adore the OOAK Butterfly Button Boutique Bow, its gorgeous and any age group could wear it, even me.. 🙂

rebecca mcevoy February 1, 2011 - 1:15 AM

I love the yo gabba gabba plex bottlecap bow – we are mad on gabba gabba at our house

Marelle February 1, 2011 - 8:09 PM

A friend has had an adorable new bub

The black headband with polkadots would not rub

It would look stylish with a pettiskirt on this adorable bub


Thanks for the competition

Katrina February 21, 2011 - 6:20 AM

Hi all, thankyou for entering the Pretty Things Distract me giveaway, they have the most adorable hair bows. I hope to do some more video's soon. My video camera is current getting fixed, then I'll do some braid tutorials 🙂

Jolene January 17, 2012 - 8:47 PM

thanks for this, my 5yo is starting school this year and i’m a bit sick of the pigtails and plaits i did for kinder! btw love how you can hear your washing machine running in the backround! LOL

Sandy August 29, 2012 - 1:24 PM

WOW! I do so much LOVE LOVE LOVE that bow.
I wish I was better at doing hair. I’m just not that good at it really & anything I do always falls out by recess time.
I am always watching you tube videos about how to tie hair & I can never get the tutorials to work properly 🙁

Katrina September 4, 2012 - 4:14 PM

I love your video, I can do regular plaits but am looking for new ideas for my daughters hair. Thank you. Ps. LOVE your site too 🙂

Justine Hope April 16, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Love it and I love that we get to see who you are, or meet you so to speak:) the wirrr of the washing machine in the background is fantastic – perfect organised housewife:)

Katrina April 16, 2013 - 9:19 PM

LOL, sometimes I forget about these hidden videos. I would like to do more in the future, just pluck up the courage 🙂

Fenella May 21, 2013 - 9:09 AM

hi – have you put up the more complicated 2 sided braid one. I just can’t work out the braid thing!


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