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Celtic Bar

Celtic Bar

Description: The Celtic Bar is very similar to the Snake Braid, where you cross and weave the cords to create the pattern.

In this decorative knot, two bights are crossed as well as the ends, which gives it the woven appearance typical of Celtic knots.

You can use this Macrame design for straps, bracelets, and projects where you need a slender chain of knots.

I found this knot on the Fusion Knots website

Designs by JD Lenzen

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The video gallery contains a wide variety of tutorials for combination knots and techniques.

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Preparation:  To practice, you need one cord at least 72 inches long. 

I used Paracord in the example, which needs to be prepared by melting the tips with a flame.


Step 1: Secure the center of the cord to your board.

Fold each end of the cord to form two long, narrow bights.   Bring the ends to the top.

Cross Ends

Step 2:  Cross the ends right over left, just above the center of the cord.

Move Ends

Step 3:  Move the end now on the right, over the bight on that side.

Move the end on the left under the bight on that side.

Cross Ends

Step 4:  Cross the two ends left over right. 

The crossing point should be between the two bights.

Arrange Ends

Step 5:  Move the end now on the left over the bight on the left side.

Move the end on the right under the bight on the right side.

Cross Bights

Step 6:  Cross the two bights, left over right.


Step 7:  Tighten the two bights, so the crossed area rests just below the crossing point for the two ends.

It's better to tighten the Celtic Bar as you progress.

Mentally re-label the ends and bights where they are now.

Right End

Step 8:  Repeat steps 3 - 7 several more times, until you cannot cross the ends any more.  Make sure you end on step 7.

Pass the end on the right through what remains of the bight resting on the right side of the Celtic Bar. 

Left End

Step 9:  Pass the end on the left through the left bight, entering it from below.

Celtic Bar

Step 10:  Tighten and adjust the weave as needed.


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