Today I will show you a quick tutorial of three basic macrame knots.
Sometime last year I wrote a post on my favorite macrame wall hanging on Etsy, and I shared my love for all macrame, and even back then I said I am going to put this on my TO DO list because I’d like to give it a go one day. Early this year, I did give it a go and I have not been able to stop since!
It’s such a fun form of art and I love that I can let my creativity lead the process. Macrame is a type of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. My mom sent me these pictures of some macrame wall hangings that she made back in the 70’s and oh how beautiful they were! These were a great source of inspiration for me.
Macrame isn’t hard. There are many basic knots that will help you to create stunning pieces. Today I will show you the three most common macrame knots, the square knot, the spiral knot and the half-hitch knot. By knowing just these three basic knots you will be able to create your own unique piece of macrame that will fit your taste and style.
Here is a video that will show you all three knots. I hope you enjoy.
This large piece of macrame was the first piece I made and I truly got hooked in the process. I love that I never know where I am going to make the next knot.
Some people make knots by following a pattern, I’m more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl! I just go for it and let it turn into whatever I imagine in my head during the process. You can make beautiful pieces either way.
This was the second wall hanging I made. I used THE twisted 1/4 COTTON ROPE below.
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The twisted cotton cord alone makes your macrame look great and chunky. But for my first piece, I divided my twisted cotton rope and I used the thinner strings. I love it both ways! For the piece below I used the twisted cords.
The Macrame wall art that follow are the most reacent :-). I told you, I can’t stop creating them!
This gorgeous piece is available in my shop! Check it out HERE!
I also made some pretty cool plant hangers using the same basic knots. They are perfectly suited to display plants in your home (and keep them away from pets)! I have one or two in every room and it makes a happier space. 🙂
I couldn’t help myself- I even added one to the boys room!
And last but not least- the mother of all Macrame-…this amazing Wedding Macrame backdrop…Isn’t she a stunner? If you are getting married, please do reach out to me! I would love to make your day even more special with this unique keepsake- made to order! She is available in my shop and for locals, she is available for HIRE!♥
All these beauties are available in my Etsy shop if you aren’t ready to make your own macrame yet.
I have a macrame wall hanging in almost every room now. I truly believe it fits my style and I certainly love the creative process of making them.If you like my macrame style and you would like to have a pretty piece made for you, be sure to send me an email to [email protected].
You might also like this fun project below.
Thanks for stopping by Place of My Taste friends! Feel free to explore some more while you’re here to find DIY, crafts, home decor, food, fashion and more- and happy knotting!
Paula, you should see a video in the post. Let me know if you have trouble seeing it.
Putting at least one plant in your boys’ room is an excellent idea. Boys are stinky (I had two 😉)! And plants help clean the air.
What happened to the video? It’s no longer included in this post.
Where is the video?
Can you the answer the questions of the people so far as the length of the chords to cut
Aniko- great video on knots and making the wall hanging. But questions- what size cotton rope did you use, and how long were each of the cords you cut? Or alternatively, what were the final dimensions of the piece (so we can estimate how long to cut the cords) Thanks so much!!!!!!!!
Hi just new around here. love your pieces, can you send instructions on how to 1/2 hitch in a straight line? thank you xox
No tutorial at all! How do you make the knots? Beautiful pictures but no instructions what-so-ever!
Melissa, Have you watched the video included in the post? It has step by step instructions. Let me know if you have trouble viewing it!
Your macrame are so attractive. Looking forward to detail tutorial of wall hanging DIY
The rope must be 3 times the length of final piece. And this rope will be put on two of the support wood.
I understood well?
Hello, Yes, the rope typically should be about 2-3 times the lenght you want.
I want to make a 6″ table runner,,what length of each rope should I start with?
6″ OR 6′?? I would assume a table runner would be 6’…for that, I would use at least 3 times the length!!
Please give tutorial!
I am also looking for the tutorial, I am so inspired by seeing your gorgeous wall hangings!
I am just starting to macrame using patterns, but I would love to do my own creation as you did starting out. How do you know how long to make your strings? Do you just go with an average length of 4 yards or whatever?
merci infiniment pour les explications en images ! c’est très clair et ça donne vraiment envie d’en faire !
votre travail est magnifique ! bravo !
What is the length of the rope that you used to create the piece in your tutorial? And also what are the dimensions of the final piece?
Ok, I’m confused! It says there’s a tutorial but I don’t see it…?
Is there an actual tutorial somewhere?
I love your macrame hangings! I’ve been wanting to make some of my own ( I used to do it in the 80’s) and was looking forward to your tutorial as a refresher course, but I didn’t get any instructions. I’m on an iPad- would that make a difference?