What is Macrame

What is Macrame ~ A Basic Macrame Guide

Macrame is a technique where you are creating patterns and texture using knots. The primary Knot is called Square Knot and uses 4 strings of rope or yarn, See Picture tutorial below (images are from Square knot book no 3).

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Square Knot Step 1.
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Square Knot Step 2
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Square Knot Step 3.
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Square Knot Step 4.

With the Simple Square Knot, there is an unlimited option what patterns to make. Below is a few examples (from Square knot book no 3).

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Square Knot Macrame ~ Different Pattern Shapes.

Flats Square Knot Macrame

Flats Square Knots are made by repeating a square knot around two or more strings of rope and yarn from Square knot book no 3).

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Flats Square Knots Macrame

Open Mesh Square Knot Macrame

The Mesh Square Knot is when there is space between the first row of the square knot and the last row of previous square knots made and then continue the process. See Image Below (from Square knot book no 3).

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Open Mesh Square Knot Macrame.

Spiral Square Knot Macrame

Spiral Square Knots are made by repeating either the first half or the second half of the square knot around two or more strings of rope or yarn (from Square knot book no 3).

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Spiral Square Knots Macrame

How to make Half Hitches Macrame Knot

Half hitches are made by holding one strand out taut and pass another strand around it as the image below shows (from Square knot book no 3).

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Half Hitch Macrame Example
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Half Hitch Macrame Example
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Half Hitch Macrame Example

How to Make Circular Macrame Design

You can also make circular Macrame Designs as images below show (from Square knot book no 3).

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Circular Macrame Square knot
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Circular Macrame Square Knot
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Circular Macrame Square knot

Get the full Macrame patterns here.