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Step-by-Step Guide to 4 Basic Macrame Knots

Step-by-Step Guide to 4 Basic Macrame Knots

From plant hangers to wall hangings, to shelves and clothing, there's a ton of macrame projects to choose from!

One thing's for sure though - you'll need to get used to some basic knots to get speedier at macrame. In this blog, we'll be discussing the 4 most common macrame knots:  Larks Head, Double Knot, Clove Hitch, and Twisted Sinnet.

Larks Head Knot

The Larks Head knot is one of the most basic macrame knots and is used to attach cords to a ring, dowel, or other base.

Lark's Head Knot Instructions

 

To make a Lark's Head knot:

  1. Fold a cord in half, then place the looped end over the base and pull the two ends through the loop.
  2. Pull the ends tight to secure the knot.

The Lark's Head knot is perfect for creating the foundation of a macrame piece - like the Solid Oak Double Twist Make-ramé.

Double Knot

The Double Knot, also known as the Square Knot, is used to create a diagonal pattern and is often used in plant hangers and bracelets.

To make a Double Knot:

  1. Take the two center cords and cross the right cord over the left cord.
  2. Then, take the right cord and place it behind the left cord and through the loop created on the left side.
  3. Pull the ends tight to secure the knot.
  4. Repeat the same process in the opposite direction to complete the Double Knot.

Mastering this knot will make the Flowers project easy!

Clove Hitch

The Clove Hitch is used to secure a cord to a base or to create a loop.

 

To make a Clove Hitch:

  1. Take the working cord and place it over the base.
  2. Then, bring the working cord under the base and over the standing cord.
  3. Finally, bring the working cord back under the base and through the loop created on the standing cord.
  4. Pull the ends tight to secure the knot.

Twisted Sinnet

The Twisted Sinnet, also known as the Half Hitch, is used to create a spiral pattern and is often used in bracelets and necklaces.

 

To make a Twisted Sinnet:

  1. Take the working cord and place it over the base.
  2. Then, wrap the working cord around the base and bring it over the standing cord.
  3. Pull the working cord through the loop created on the standing cord and pull tight to secure the knot.
  4. Repeat the same process to create a spiral pattern.

Learning these macrame knots will help make the Double Twist Make-rame a breeze! 

With practice, you can create beautiful and intricate pieces that showcase your creativity and style. Don't be afraid to experiment and mix and match these knots to create unique patterns and designs. Happy knotting!


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