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Macrame Keyring Tutorial - How to make square knots

By Lyndsey, Apr 30 2019 11:26AM

It is this week's #makemondaycrafty and the project is a macrame keyring.


For the project you will need some cotton cord, a length of 60cm and a second length of 120cm. A metal ring for your keyring and a pair of scissors.


Take your two pieces of cotton cord and put them through the ring so there is an equal length of cord on either side of the ring. Attach the ring on a hook or tie it to a chair to secure the cords while you are tying your knots.


We will be creating a series of square knots. To create a square knot, take the pink piece of cord on the left and creating a 4 shape place the cord over the two pieces of blue cord and under the pink cord on the right. Then take the piece of pink cord on the right and pass it under the two blue cords and under the left pink cord and through the hole. Then pull both ends of the pink cord so it meets the blue cords in the middle and reaches the top of the ring.


Then take the pink cord on the right and create a 4 shape, place the cord on the right over the two pieces of blue cord and under the pink cord on the left. Then take the piece of cord on the left and pass it under the two blue cords and under the right pink cord and through the hole. Then pull both ends so it meet the blue cord in the middle and reaches your previous knot at the top. This is a macrame square knot. Repeat the process, starting with your left pink cord 4 shape and then your right pink cord 4 shape until you have at least 10 square knots. To finish off your keyring, tie your four cords together as shown and trim the excess cord.

I hope you enjoy making the keyring, I would love to see what you make, why not join the Make Monday Crafty group and share your makes.


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