Introduction: How to Do a Macrame Knot Bracelet / Necklace

Gather supplies :
Tape
Safety Pin (optional)
Paper Clip / Clip board
Scissors
measured cord / string
flat surface

Step 1: How to Make a Macrame Knot

Step #1 : Now that you have your supplies that you need , in my instructable I will be using pink and blue braiding cord . Take the two cords/ strings that you chose , fold them in half , and tie a overhand knot , which you'll now have a loop . Now take the loop and tape or clip it to a flat surface , such as a clip board , counter , desk , or whatever kind of workstation you have , and separate the strings , into four sections , with the longest ones on the outside and the shortest ones in the middle .  In my instructable it will be the pink on the left and blue on the right .

Step 2: How to Make a Macrame Knot

Step #2 : now that you have the strings or cord separated , take the left cord,  and cross it over the two middle cords and under the right cord .  If you want to start on the right , take the right cord and cross it over the middle cords and under the left cord .

Step 3: How to Make a Macrame Knot

Step # 3 : Now take the right cord , which if you started on the right , it will be the left cord and cross it behind the two middle cords , and up through the loop , and you now have the first half of the knot  .

Step 4: How to Make a Macrame Knot

Step #4 : Now that you have the first half of the macrame knot , you will start on the second half . Take the right cord and pass it over the center cords and under the left cord , if you started on the right side , you would take the left cord and pass it over the middle cords and under the right cord .

Step 5: How to Make a Macrame Knot

Step #5: If you started on the left side , take the left cord and cross it behind the center cords,  and up through  the right cord ,, however if you started on the right side , you would  take the right cord , cross it behind the center cords and up through the left cord . Which you will now have the second part of your macrame aka square knot . pull the cords tight and you will have your finished macrame knot .

Step 6:

Step #6 : To finish the bracelet repeat steps 2 through 5 , until it is at the desired length that you want it or need it to be , and then you can tie it off it by using a simple over hand knot .

Comments

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Chey505 (author)2016-12-04

Thank you for the tutorial. My question for you: how do I know how much cord to measure for, say, a 18" finished necklace or 6" finished bracelet? I appreciate any info you give on that. Thanks, again.

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emeraldrox (author)2013-08-20

This is a little confusing, but I really like it

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