Macrame Rings




About: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology

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.

Step 1: Materials

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

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

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.

Step 4: Finishing the Ring

When you have made your last macrame knot, pull it really tight. Then, make a regular knot on top of the ring. Add a dab of glue to it and cut off the ends. Make sure the ends are covered in glue too, so it dries as a nice, smooth ring.

Step 5: Done!

And that's it, that's how you can make a macrame ring. I hope you enjoyed reading this project and found it useful :)



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    19 Discussions


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)


    5 years ago

    I'm going to try this in hopes it will cover an old tattoo on my finger. Thanks for the idea!

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    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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    5 years ago

    Very pretty and versatile. I could see these in all kinds of different materials, too.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Looking at it, I think that macramé knot is the same as the "cobra weave" that paracorders use to make bracelets.

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