Saturday, June 11, 2016

4-Way (box knot, square stitch) scoubi-doggle for beginners; learn scoubidou, boondoggle, gimp, rexlace

Best instructions for the 4-way (box knot, square stitch) Scoubidou, Boondoggle, gimp, rexlace, or lanyard

Made from just 2 thin plastic strings

The classic 4-way is one of the most well-known and simplest scoubi-doggle(boondoggle, scoubidou, gimp, rexlace). You use 2 strands, usually different colors, and plastic laces about 2-3 feet long to make this craft. This is a great craft to make on campouts. The Boy Scouts of America program has become very well known for its' scouts weaving away with these colorful plastic strands. If you want to start learning how to make scoubi-doggles (boondoggle, scoubidou, gimp, rexlace), Or if you're looking for a fun new craft to make (or for your kids to make), Then this is the best knot to use. It's great for beginners and easy to learn.

Where to learn how to make the 4-way (box knot, square stitch)?

There are many great resources available for learning how to make tons of different patterns. Here are a few great places to learn:

1. Free instructions for making this scouting-doggle: How to make the classic 4-way (box knot, square stitch) scoubi-doggle.

2. App for iPhone: Scoubidou iPhone/iPad app 

3. App for android: Scoubidou Android app

4. The Scoubi-doggle website: Scoubi-Doggle Website

5. How to make scoubies: square stitch 

Uses of Scoubi-doggle (scoubidou, gimp, boondoggle)

These crafts are great for:
  • Keychains
  • Gifts
  • Showing off your crafts skills
  • Bettering your weaving abilities
  • To help one relax
  • Having something fun to do on campouts

If you liked this article or found it useful, show it to a friend! Then grab some plastic lace and make something awesome!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Scoubi-Doggle and Paracord

How they are a lot alike

Classic Paracord Survival Bracelet
Classic Paracord Survival Bracelet
For the last couple of years paracord bracelets have become very popular. Paracord is a short way of saying parachute cord, which is a super strong thin rope that was used by the U.S. military's parachutes. Weaving paracord into bracelets and other projects has become a growing fad in America. The styles of bracelets made are exactly the same as many styles of Scoubi-Doggle. 

Paracord iOS App Icon
Paracord Icon
An app for making paracord crafts was just released into the iOS App Store. It teaches you how to make the projects with real-life animations. You can check out Paracord and Paracord SD on the App Store.

If you haven't made any paracord crafts yet, the new Paracord apps are great places to start learning. If you don't have an iOS device you can learn at or other online resources.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mega-14 Scoubi-Doggle

Scoubidou, Boondoggle, gimp, rexlace, and lanyard

Fourteen-Way Brick Scoubidou, Boondoggle, lanyard
Mega-14 Brick Scoubi-Doggle

Made from 14 thin plastic strings

        The Mega-14 Scoubi-doggle instructions are now available! To make this incredible craft, you must weave seven long strands of plastic lace into a series of knots. This Scoubi-Doggle took about three hours to complete. Instructions are available here.

Scoubidou iPhone/iPad app
Boondoggle iPhone/iPad app
Scoubi-Doggle Website

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scoubidou App Released!

The all new Scoubidou app was just released! Learn to create the most incredible weaved pieces of art in the world! Scoubidou (aka Boondoggle, Lanyard, and Rexlace) can be weaved into various shapes, forms, and sizes. 

Featuring amazing instructions for creating over 25 styles of Boondoggle:

4-Way Brick, 4-Way Twist
4-Way Switch-BackCobra Doggle Zipper DoggleButterfly Doggle6-Way Brick6-Way Twist6-Way Switch-BackFlat-8 BrickFlat-8 TwistFlat-8 Switch-BackFlat-8 Flat-SwitchDotted SpiralLadder DoggleThick-8 BrickThick-8 TwistThick-8 Switch-BackSuper-10 TwistSuper-10 BrickSuper-10 Switch-BackThin 10 BrickThin 10 TwistThin 10Switch-BackMega-14 Twist14-Way Brick16-Way BrickUltra-16 TwistCash Doggle.
***Instructions on ending all Boondoggles

Download the app today:    

Scoubidou App

Scoubi-Doggle Wesbiste

Monday, November 26, 2012

Flat-Switch Scoubi-Doggle

The Thin 8 Flat-Switch a spectacular Scoubi-Doggle that you can make!
Thin 8 Flat-Switch


Made from four strands, this very interesting Scoubi-Doggle is incredibly simple to make. You start with the Thin-8 Brick for a few layers and then weave four Thin-8 Twist layers. By repeating this process, you get that peculiar shape that almost looks like you physically twisted the Scoubi-Doggle.

This one was tricky to name. I thought of names like Twist-Curve and Turn-Brick, but the name Flat-Switch stuck. This same style can be applied to larger Scoubi-Doggles like the Super-16, Mega-14, and  10-Way. 

So try it yourself, it's easier than it looks!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Crooked Ladder

The amazing Crooked Ladder Scoubi-Doggle
The Crooked Ladder

The Crooked Ladder

Just a few months ago, I decided to make a new Scoubi-Doggle. I wanted to make the coolest weaved craft ever! So I thought of some of my favorite styles which include: The Slow-Motion Switch Back, the Super-16, and the Dotted Spiral. I would use these in my next creation.

So I started a 2x6 Super-16, and did a couple of twist layers. At that moment I decided to split the sixteen strings into two separate Thick-8 Scoubi-Doggles. I weaved three Twist layers on each followed by one brick layer. Then I weaved three more twist layers, which made a short switch-back on each Thick-8. Finally I reconnected the two Thick-8 Scoubi-Doggles just like you would reconnect a simple ladder. 

When I finished, I decided on the name "Crooked Ladder" because it flows nice and thats what the actual Scoubi-Doggle looks like. 

The Crooked Ladder is featured on the Scoubi-Doggle home page and is becoming a noticeable icon.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The incredible Super-16 Twist Scoubi-Doggle
Super-16 Scoubi-Doggle
Super-16 Twist Scoubi-Doggle

Made with sixteen strands and measuring nearly two inches in width, the Super-16 is the largest Scoubi-Doggle yet. 

This particular craft took me about two hours to complete. Though time consuming, it was worth it. I starred at the basket like structure through 30 weaved layers. It was created to demonstrate the end result of the Super-16 Scoubi-Doggle. The instructions, on how to create this magnificent piece of art, are available at

Creating the Super-16 Scoubi-Doggle is very difficult at first. Keeping the amount of tightness through every layer can be challenging. But near the last five layers you finally get the hang of it. The same method for creating the Super-16 Brick is used in creating the Super-16 Twist, except when making your loops you go diagonal instead of straight across.

Eventually, I will make Scoubi-Doggles with more strands. The next will either be 18 or 20 strands. The key to making large Scoubi-Doggles is to tighten with the same amount of force each layer. The larger the craft the slower the tightening process.

So, give it a try yourself.

Super-16 Instructions
Scoubi-Doggle iPhone app