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Tying shoelaces: making the first knot

Take a shoelace in each hand; cross one lace over the other, halfway up; poke the end of the lace through the hole
  • Tying shoelaces is an important part of getting dressed. The ‘bunny ears’ method is one way of tying shoelaces. The first step is to take a shoelace in each hand.

  • Cross the black lace over the red lace halfway up the laces.

  • Take the end of the black lace and put it over the red lace. Now poke it through the cross or bunny hole.

 

Tying shoelaces: making the ‘bunny ears’

Pull the first knot tight; make a bunny ear loop with the first shoelace; make the second bunny ear loop
  • Hold on to the ends of the red and black laces and pull tight. The cross should now be close to the shoe.

  • Take the black lace and make a small loop, or ‘bunny ear’. The ‘bunny ear’ loop should have a long tail.

  • Take the red lace and make a small loop, or ‘bunny ear’. The ‘bunny ear’ loop should have a long tail.

 

Tying the final knot in your shoelaces

Cross the first loop over the second; poke the second loop through the hole; pull tight
  • Cross the middle of the black loop (‘bunny ear’) over the middle of the red loop (‘bunny ear’).

  • Take the top of the red loop (‘bunny ear’) and put it over the black loop (‘bunny ear’). Now poke it through the cross or hole.

  • Put your fingers inside the ends of the loops (’bunny ears’), then hold on and pull tight. You’ve now tied the loops in a knot. Your shoelaces are tied.

 
 
 
 
  • Last updated or reviewed 10-09-2015