FREE MACRAME KNOTS

 

Here you'll find the basic macrame knots tutorial as well as free macrame pattern for you to enjoy!

These free resources are for both new and established macrame artist and I hope you can share your beautiful creation by using #startacreativejourney.

If you like to learn macrame on a deeper level please join me to one of my workshops.

 

LARK KNOT

 

1. Fold the string half down the middle

2. Slip the folded string on top of the object (wooden stick/rope for example) where the knot will be tied

 

3. Pull the cord up around the object you are tying the knot over, without twisting the strings, then pull the other two strands through the loop

4. To tighten the Lark's Head knot, hold the two cords in one hand and the object you tied around in the other and pull

 

 

 

SQUARE KNOT TUTORIAL

SQUARE KNOT

 

1. You need two folded cords secured with a lark’s head knot, so you have four strings to work with.

 

2. Move working cord 1 over cords 2 and 3, heading right. Pass it under the working cord 4.

 

3. Move working cord 4 to the left, passing it under the two middle cords and overworking cord 1. Pull on both working cords to tighten the knot, while holding the middle cords steady.

 

4. The two working cord have switched places. Move working cord 1 to the left, passing it over the middle cords and under working cord 4.

 

5. Move working cord 4 to the left, passing under the middle cords and over cord 1 on the right.

 

6. Tighten the square knot by pulling on the working cords, while holding the middle cords steady.

HALF SQUARE KNOT

1. You need two folded cords secured with a lark’s head knot, so you have four strings to work with.

 

2. Move working cord 1 over cords 2 and 3, heading right. Pass it under the working cord 4.

 

3. Move working cord 4 to the left, passing it under the two middle cords and overworking cord 1. Pull on both working cords to tighten the knot, while holding the middle cords steady.

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GATHERING KNOT

 

 

1. Fold the piece of string as per pic.1

 

2. Take the long end and wrap it around all the string pic.2

 

3. Keep wrapping the string around, arranging it below the previews wrap and continue until you are closed to the folded area.

 

4. Take the end of the string and pass it through the loop pic.3

 

5. Pull the top string until it traps the bottom string underneath the knot

6. Cut the top and bottom string pic.4

DOUBLE HALF HITCH KNOT

 

1. Take string 1, your guide string, and place it over the other strings

2. Take the next string behind the guide and fold it over the guide forming a loop.

3. Pull tight

 

4. Using the same string fold it over the guide forming a new loop. you have now made your first Double Half Hitch knot.

 

5. Pull tight

 

6. Repeat steps 2-5 with all the other strings.

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