Because of the lack of information on the internet I had to figure it out for myself.
Here are the steps to making a jumprope with the 4 pronged rope maker that I have.
Step 2: Cut your string/yarn/twine. I used macrame rope — or whatever it is called. I’m sure you can use any kind of rope/yarn/string you want. The thickness of the string will determine the thickness of your final rope product. You need to cut them plenty long. Our rule of thumb used to be (when camping at Lycopodia) from “Bob” to the wall… of course that means nothing to you and only is significant to girls that have camped there… or we often cut the strings “2 picnic tables long.” I cut my practice one double the length of my counter and that wasn’t quite long enough. Better to be longer than shorter when making a jumprope if you want to be able to jump properly. So… your rope needs to be 16-20 feet long per hook between the 2 ends. So… in my case using only 2 colors each color should have been 32 feet long since I just looped it and came back with it. Does that make sense? If you use only 1 color it would be 4 x 16 feet long.
Step 6: Attach them to the hooks on the round side. In this case I looped it in the middle. If you were using 4 colors there would be loop knots on each hook here. If you were using 1 color you would bring it down and back and down and back – looping on both ends.
Step 7: Turn the handle on the square end. This will tighten up the individual strands of string. Do not let the stings get twisted around each other in this process.
see how they start to get tighter and tighter?
This will get harder and harder. You will need someone strong holding each end while you turn it. You want to turn it until it pulls and pulls. And then you want to turn it some more. You want it twisted super-duper tight! Tighter than you think. We thought it was tight enough and it really wasn’t. We should have turned it for a while longer. You can scoot the frames towards each other gradually but don’t let the rope start to twist up on itself or buckle.
Step 11: Remove it from the frames and cut all the loops. Use a small piece of string to wrap around all the loose ends and tie them tight.
If you calculated correctly, you will now have a jump rope – or if it is too short, you will just have a rope to use to tie up your sleeping bag, your back pack, your sister…. and it will be in fun colors and you will have made it!!!