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Macrame “The common knots”


Macrame is hot, on instagram you’ll see the most beautiful macrame wall pieces, self knotted dresses and interior decorations.
But to get there you’ll need to practice. We are here to help and inspire.


The kits

For the beginners we sell amazing DIY macrame starters kits. Like a lampshade, hanging tray and a flagline. These are all well thought of and include an easy to follow guideline. All our Macramé kits you can find here:

Once you get the hang of it, you might want to step it up a notch and try to come up with your own pattern.
That is where this inspiration article comes in! Just read along and we’ll guide you trough the most common used macrame knots.

We’ll teach you all the common knots and give you tips to get you started on your first project. Try them out, combine and experiment.


The Ropes

Ropes comes in such a wide variety of sizes/diameters, some more suitable for certain projects than others.

Smaller Ropes, 3mm or less work wonderfully for jewelry, as well as projects that are small or delicate.

Medium Ropes, 4mm-6mm are perhaps most commonly used, a great size for macramé beginners, more sturdy than the smaller ropes and the perfect size for plant hangers, wall hangings, furniture, lanterns, curtains, rugs, etc.

Large Ropes, 8mm (and bigger) make a visual statement and are so fun to work with particularly for wall hangings. They can be a bit more challenging to work with because of their size, but worth the effort.


The knots

The most common knots are the:
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 hitch

Double half hitch


Wrapping knot


With this base you can make so many beautiful macramé pieces! Go try it out for yourself and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and Facebook!

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