Petal knot, up side down.
This is the up side down version of the petal knot.
Take your first string and make a loop, not necessary but helps in the last stage. Put the string on the table under the second string.
This second string makes one round turn (or more) around the first string,
before it is placed under string 3. Which does the same, keep the same amount of round turns.
You may keep the turns tight while tying but I had to leave a little slack in the drawings.
The last string has to go through the round turns of the first string. If you had not made them before you need to make them now.
This is a variation on the petal knot. As you may know, you can change direction of work in most knots and in many you may change the 'overs' and 'unders' as well, as long as you change all of them. But try for yourself, since this is decorative work you can change as many things as you like, just to see the results.
 
Back to start. one step backwards.
©Willeke 2002