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Celtic Circle Knot

 
  Celtic Circle Knot





 

Description: The Celtic Circle Knot is based on the ancient symbol that represents eternal life.

The beautiful, interlaced pattern is just perfect for Micro-Macrame earrings and pendants.   Tying this unique decorative knot can be a challenge, so be sure you have no distractions.

Use a project board and pins to control the loops, securing each one as you progress. When using Leather, Satin, or very fine cord, lean the pins over the cord rather than through the material.

To see a Macrame project that features this knot, see the Circle Earrings.

 















All the Loops are made counter-clockwise.


















Step 1:  Cut one cord, at least 45 inches long.

I recommend you make the Circle knot large at first, until you are comfortable with tying it.




 
 
Loops 1 and 2


Secure one end of the cord.  Create loop 1 and position it horizontally, with the crossed area on the left. 

Make loop 2, and place it below the first, slightly to the left of loop 1.






 
Loops 3 and 4

Step 2:   Make loop 3, and position it on top of loop 2.  The crook should be slightly to the left and on a diagonal slant, as shown.

Make loop 4 and place it further down and to the right of the other loops.
 










Loop 5

Step 3:  Make loop 5, placing to the left of loop 4.

The working end should pass over loop 4.



















Weaving

Step 4:  Bring the working end up to loops 2 and 3.


Move it right to left, on a diagonal slant.

Weave through the loops over - under - over



















Weaving

Step 5:  Bring the working cord to loops 5 and 4

Weave it through the four segments moving left to right, over - under - over - over.



















Loop 7

Step 6:  Bring the working end up to loop 1.  Rotate the end to make loop 7.  Place it partially over loop 1.

Bring the end down to loop 4.  Pass it through the three segments under - over - under

Make sure the end does NOT pass through loop 5.  The weaving takes place to the right of it.



















Weaving

Step 7:  Bring the working end up to loops 7 and 1. Move it right to left, diagonally. 

Weave it through over - under - over - over.

The working end should be at the top of the Celtic Circle knot when you are finished. 



















Weaving

Step 8:  Pass the working end under the secured end.

Move it to the left of loops 2 and 3.

Weave it through over - under - over, heading right.



















Final Weaving

Step 9:   Weave the working end through loop 1, passing under - over - under the three segments.
 
Make sure the end does not pass through loop 7.

The weaving takes place to the left of loop 7, at the top of the Celtic Circle knot.



















Step 10: Tighten the knot gradually, starting at the secured end.  It can be any size, depending on what you are using it for.

The ends come out at the top of the knot, and can now be used to tie other knots.





























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