Cargo Net

Making a Cargo Net

Making a Rope Cargo Net or a Climbing Net

Unfortunately in the video below, I demonstrate how to use the 2 Strand Crown Knot or Japanese Crown Knot to make a few meshes of a cargo net. I am still working out how to make a climbing net from start to finish.

In the video I show how to use a two strand crown knot, but I have also seen a cargo knot made with the Carrick Bend and also the Sheet Bend. In the near future I hope to demonstrate both these processes also.

Making a Climbing Net

So far the best description that I have seen for making a cargo net is shown here:

Home Made Cargo Net - Romana Vokalovah

Home Made Cargo Net – Romana Vokalovah

The above is an example of a net using the the crown technique.

Cargo Net Construction

I recently came across these instructions by who kindly gave me permission to use them on this website. To view the full pdf document please click on A Guide to Net Making

Cargo Net Construction

Cargo Net Construction

Obviously it is my intention to follow the instructions shown on Animated Knots and produce a full length video on making a complete cargo net.

Cargo Net Knot Video


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How to Tie a Cargo Net?

Here you will find the basics of tying a cargo net using the Japanese Crown Knot method. I have also gathered information from across the net, that should give you a good idea of how to make your own cargo net.


Cargo Net — 9 Comments

  1. How do I determine the length of rope needed to make a cargo net 8ftx8ft with loops for the lifting hasp be 3ft long? Or if meters is easier 3mx3m with 1m hasp loops? Expecting to use 550 paracord. 2.5in square

    Ps. Loved the fish net making tutorial. Going to give it a go this weekend with some household cotton string then with some bank line. Would appreciate length sizing, too, if you have a formula to share; otherwise I’ll figure it out with the cheap string.

    From Texas….still part of the USA for now.

  2. Hiya, I found your video while looking for ideas to make rat toys and bridges. I was wondering if you had a video on how to continue the crown knot to make a full cargo net. From the crown knot video I can work out how to continue the width of a net but how do I add to the length, would I just add another 2 red ropes and feed the yellow down them all? Hope that makes sense. Great video and easy to follow. Thanks.

    • Oh the dreaded cargo net!! As of yet I have not been able to make a video on the cargo net. Reading your post, I now wish I had a pet that required a rope bridge. You might also want to have a look at net making, as you can use some fairly largish diameter cord using the single knot method. If you can please drag and drop a photo of you rat/toys here:

  3. Sorry. you could delete that last comment as I just noticed you provide a link to the same page. Cheers

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