Love DIY? And also love playing with yarns? Then you most definitely need to see these Amazing Macrame Knots Tutorials. Remember those wall hangings of jute and all those things that used to add more grace to our homes? Yeah, well those are back in trend again and you’d be surprised how much they are being loved. And once you’re done with these amazing knots tutorials, you’d start loving them too.
Macrame had re-emerged in these past few years and had been gaining popularity with every passing day. So, if you’re new to this thing then don’t worry. Just make sure you follow with these suggestions and you would be all set to start knotting. And if crochet is your thing then have a look here too.
The first thing that you need to take care of a working space. You can either get that from a store but if you wanna save some bucks then look around in your garage and if you happen to stumble upon Styrofoam board or a bulletin board then grab it and make it your work surface. Anything with a surface soft enough to hold pins would do the job for you. If you’re new to crochet techniques as well then you must start with simple patterns as shown here.
Next comes the material that you need to use. We’ll come to the ropes later; first, let’s just cover up the basic necessities required for a macrame project. Pins that you would need to hold the cords, sharp scissors and keep a blunt needle just in case the knot goes wrong and twists in a messed up way. For a beginner, you should use ropes rather than cotton or wool yarns. After you’ve mastered tension and spacing on it, you can easily move on to other materials as well. The art of making garments is just incredible. Read more about it here.
Lark’s Head Knot
You might have unknowingly formed this knot many times. This is the easiest and most basic of all macrame knots.
Reverse Larkshead Knot
Different knots serve different purposes. The reverse larkshead knot is one of the macrame knots and is used to fasten the rope with a rod.
The square knot is another one of the basic macrame knots that you’d find in many macrame projects.
In another one of the basic macrame knots, a half knot, you would notice that as you keep knotting, the knots would naturally start to spiral down.
Double Square Knot
Unlike square knot, the double square knot needs to be worked with eight strands of ropes rather than just four.
Asclepius Rod Bar
This knot is based on the square knot. This pattern can be observed in macrame belts, bracelets and dog collars that you could make using paracord.
There are three types of hitches in macrame knots. These can be either diagonal or horizontal or vertical.
You might have seen these patterns before. They’re mostly used in macrame hammocks and nets and are called as vintage patterns. You can easily make these if you know how to do square knots. If vintage is what you like the best then you must see these patterns.
Braid with Half Hitch and Overhead Knot
You’d notice that after having the gist of the above basic knots, you can easily try these patterns that are a fusion of two to three different knots.
Half Hitch Spiral
The perfect fusion of a half knot and hitch knot, the half hitch spiral knot gives you a close spiral pattern that’s easy to make once you’re familiar with the basic ones. Talking about knitting and knotting and include some amazing doily designs, that just wouldn’t be fair.
How is Macrame different than knitting or crochet or weaving techniques?
Unlike other techniques, macramé is a form of textile that is produced using knotting techniques. It is actually an amazing form of art of knotting cords or strings in a pattern. The mostly known macrame patterns are geometric or free form. Almost every type of material can be used for macrame knots. Some of these are your regular yarn, leather, jute, cotton twine, linen, hemp, etc. Mostly, the macrame knots are used for the décor purposes while the other techniques are more apparent in clothing. You’ll most likely find macrame knots being used in jewelry, wall hangings, and more such interior art. It’s amazing, isn’t it? To see something large coming out of nothing but just threads See here to know what I’m talking about.
What are the few steps that a macrame beginner macrame must follow?
Macrame knots are actually easy. But just like any beginner you would most likely get confused with the macrame knots and would be stuck on it. So don’t expect you’d get the hang of it in just one sitting. Because the macrame knots can be really overwhelming.
What you must do is to gather all the patience that you have and start from the most basic and easy macrame knots. You can’t really run before you start walking, right? Take help! Either join a workshop or watch the tutorials online and you would be able to figure out these knots way too easily than just on your own. I’d suggest attending a workshop though because that way, you’ll get a hands-on help and you would get your very own knotting gang. And that really helps.