How To: Macrame

If you saw my DIY 4th of July Door Hanger post then you saw that I mentioned posting a tutorial on how to macrame.  Well, HERE IT IS! :)It’s super simple to do.  And with summer JUST arriving (although it’s felt like summer in PHX since February!) it’s the perfect time to learn how to make cute summer hemp necklaces, bracelets and anklets.  I first learned how to make these while I was pregnant and on bed rest with Alie.

First, knot the ends with or without a loop.  I’ve learned that the loop at the end really doesn’t matter as the ends are always tied.  You can start with 3 strings.  You’ll need about 5 yards split in half for a necklace, 3 for a bracelet or anklet.
Now, cross one end over the other in front of the middle string.

Pull it behind the other two strings

Then pull it through the other side.  This is a basic half knot.

It should look like this

and pull

For a half knot twist hemp necklace/bracelet/anklet keep knotting this way.  Same string same side each time.

It will begin to look like this.

For a square knotted hemp necklace/bracelet/anklet make sure you take the opposite string each time you knot.

These are some different ways to add beads.
You can add large beads to the middle.

 

 

Smaller beads to the other side stings with a half knot twist.

 Medium sized beads in the middle with a square knot.

 

Here are a few more pieces I’ve made.
Large beaded half knot twist necklace with square knots in between the beads.

Braided hemp necklace with square knots in between the beads.

Half knot twist hemp bracelet.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

We are moving from AZ back to our HOME STATE of TEXAS!!! It’s a bit crazy with packing up and all right now! SO, if anyone is will to help out I need some guest bloggers ASAP!!! Would you help?? Please Please!?!
Thanks for stopping by!

 




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17 thoughts on “How To: Macrame”

  1. This is sooo funny. I did macrame all the time when I was a preteen and was just thinking how I haven't seen anyone blog about it. I was thinking about blogging on it sometime too. Probably not for awhile. Love your creations.

  2. Great Job showing us how to do this girl. I have to give it a try already, I love the way Hemp necklaces look!!!Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)I loved this so much, I featured you girl!Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!Hugs, Bella **Features from week #43 & 44** @ Bella Before and After**PARTY PLANNING TUESDAYS** @ Euro Style Cakes. Party planning tips, decorations, invitations, and recipes welcome to link up.

  3. I did alot of macrame in the 70's.I wish I had all my books. Yours look great. I wonder if it would come back to me, like typing or piano, you never forget.

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