Macramé “Most common knots”

Macrame is all the rage, on Instagram you can see the most beautiful macrame wall hangings, self-knotted dresses and interior decorations. But to get there you need practice. We are here to help and inspire you, so that you too can make the most beautiful macrame works.


The starter kits

For beginners we sell DIY macrame starter kits. For example, we have a lampshade, flag line and a hanging basket. All these kits are ideal for a novice macramé-er and they all contain a clear manual. You can find our kits here:

Once you get the hang of it, you may want to move on to the next step; making your own macrame pattern. That's exactly where this inspirational article comes in handy! We guide you through the most common macramé knots and the differences in rope, so that you can start with your first own macramé project. Try, combine and experiment!


The ropes

Macrame ropes come in many shapes and sizes. Some better suited to certain projects than others. But which one do you use when?

Thinner ropes, such as the 3mm or thinner, work particularly well for jewelry or fine, delicate projects.

Medium ropes, 4mm-6mm are most common, a good size for beginners. Often a bit sturdier than the thin ropes and a perfect size for plant hangers, wall hangers, furniture, lanterns, curtains, rugs, etc.

Thick ropes, 8mm (and larger) really make a visual statement and are often used with large wall hangings. They are a bit more difficult to work with due to the size, but well worth it for large projects.

  • Undyed Macramé Rope - Knots&Nerds - Twined - 8 mm
    Undyed Macramé Rope – Knots&Nerds – Twined – 8 mm
    29,65
  • Undyed Macrame Rope - Knots&Nerds - Twined - 6 mm
    Undyed Macramé Rope – Knots&Nerds – Twined – 6 mm
    28,42
  • Undyed Macrame Rope - Knots&Nerds - Twined - 4 mm
    Undyed Macramé Rope – Knots&Nerds – Twined – 4 mm
    24,71
  • Undyed Macrame Rope - Knots&Nerds - Twined - 3 mm
    Undyed Macramé Rope – Knots&Nerds – Twined – 3 mm
    11,71

The knots

The most common knots are:
Larks head
-Square knot / Square half knot
-Spiral knot
-Half hitch
- Double half hitch
- Wrapping knot

Larks head

square knot

Square Half Knot

Spiral knot

Half hit

Double-half hitch

Wrap knot


With this base you can make the most beautiful macrame works yourself. Go try it out and let us know what you made on it Instagram and Facebook! Are you still missing important buttons? Then let us know via Instagram DM!

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