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So, I like making rings. I like it a lot to be honest. But, there is one problem with rings: when they don't have the exact right size, they are not very comfortable. That's why I wanted to try out this idea: macrame rings. It uses just the regular macrame knots and that's what makes it so easy, especially if you already know how to macrame! You can also decide to give it your own twist by adding a bead to it, or by using more than one colour.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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To make these rings, you will need the following:

- yarn, about 1.20 meter will be sufficient
- scissors
- glue
- round object matching the size of your finger, when you are using thicker yarn/multiple colours it could be useful to take something slightly bigger, otherwise your ring may not fit

Step 2: The basic ring shape

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Fold your yarn in half and put it around the round object, making sure it is divided in half evenly. When you've done that, make a simple knot with the two ends. This is a good moment to make sure both halves are the same length. When you have checked that, make a second knot to secure the first one. Now you can take the ring off the round object and start with the macrame!

Step 3: The macrame

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When you already know how to macrame, I think this step is really clear. When you don't, don't worry, I've included an instruction.

Start by putting your right strand over the middle strand. Then let the left strand go underneath the middle strand and up trough the part shown in the second picture. Pull it tight. That's your first knot already :)

Next is actually the same but mirrored. Start by putting the left strand over the middle strand, let the right strand go underneath the middle strand and up again.

Continue making these two knots until your ring is almost finished.
AcoAco6 months ago

i kinda don't get step 2... please help :)

emilyvanleemput (author)  AcoAco6 months ago

You take the round object and your yarn, you knot the yarn around the object as shown and 'seal' this knot by making a second knot. Hope that helped :)

And number three is there a specific name for that knotting?
BakeitUp6 months ago

Awesome.. :)

emilyvanleemput (author)  BakeitUp6 months ago

Thank you!

sickdevotee638 months ago
awsome this is very nice thanks
emilyvanleemput (author)  sickdevotee638 months ago
Thank you!
StaciB9 months ago
I'm going to try this in hopes it will cover an old tattoo on my finger. Thanks for the idea!
emilyvanleemput (author)  StaciB9 months ago
Thanks!
lindarose929 months ago
OMG! As soon as I saw these, they looked so familiar...then I remembered that I actually made one a couple of years ago!! I searched and searched...and I found it! I used 2 different colors but the knot is the same one. Look how dirty it is lol :D sorry for the bad picture.
Great job by the way! :)
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emilyvanleemput (author)  lindarose929 months ago
Awesome! I made one like that too, but I don't know where I put it :)
marcellahella9 months ago
Nice! Really interesting look!
How long does it take to make one?
emilyvanleemput (author)  marcellahella9 months ago
Thank you! It depends a bit on how fast you can macrame, but I'd say about 10 minutes, maybe less.
YerGramma9 months ago
Very pretty and versatile. I could see these in all kinds of different materials, too.
emilyvanleemput (author)  YerGramma9 months ago
Thank you! Why don't you just try it in a different material!
Kiteman9 months ago
Looking at it, I think that macramé knot is the same as the "cobra weave" that paracorders use to make bracelets.
emilyvanleemput (author)  Kiteman9 months ago
*Goes to google images*
Yes, I think it is :)