The Contrast Bracelet features Vertical
Larks Head knots that face different
directions. It's important to use two
contrasting light and dark colors for this
Micro-Macrame bracelet design.
Waxed Cotton was used in the example shown, but
Leather can be used as well. Flexible
materials are not suitable for this design.
The clasp used in this design is a clip, but other
clasps can be used. You can switch to a
sliding clasp, by starting the knots in the center and
working in each direction.
This Macrame pattern is rated Easy, suitable for
2mm Waxed Cotton (or Leather)
Glue suitable for material chosen
Used: and the Vertical Larks Head
Knot Barrel Knot
When using waxed cotton or similar material to
make the Contrast Bracelet, prepare the ends to
prevent unraveling. Leather needs no
Subtract the length of the clip, which is
usually around 1-inch.
The result is the finished length of the
Multiply the finished length x 13, and cut 2
cords of Color A to that length.
Multiply the finished length x 8, and cut 1
B to that length.
1: Fold one Color
A cord 12
inches from one end. Pass
the ends through the space on the clip and
under the folded area (Larks Head
The LONG portion should be on the outside,
as shown in this image.
A cord in the same manner, making
sure the long portion is on the outside.
The 12-inch portions are the holding
Fold the Color
B cord in
half and mount it between the
other two cords.
Mentally number the cords 1 - 6. Secure
cords 2 and 5 so they have tension (12-inch
segments of the dark cord).
To make the
first half of the Vertical Larks Head
4 to tie a counter-clockwise
- under holding
As you pull it left, pass the end over
To make the
second half of the knot, use cord 4 to
make a loop,
- over cord 5.
As you pull the end left, pass under
3: The next knot is tied
3, which is attached to holding
cord 2. The two loops are
tied in a clockwise
Tie the following knot with cord
6, attaching it to holding
cord 5. Rotate clockwise
when making the two loops.
(see information below)
tightening the knot made with cord 6,
loosen it in the area above the knot.
This forms a picot, which will match the
others that form as you progress.
4: Attach cord
1 to holding
cord 2 with a Vertical Larks Head
knot, rotating counter-clockwise.
5: As you continue to create the
rest of the Contrast Bracelet, there is an
change you need to make:
4 is attached to holding
cord 2, so it crosses from right
to left. Always start with
this cord, so the crossing is the same
6: The next knot is tied
3. Cross left
to right, and attach it to holding cord
1 to holding cord 2.
6 to holding cord 5.
steps 5 and 6 several times, until the
Contrast Bracelet is the finished size you need.
Remember to take into account the length of the
clip when you measure.
other half of the clip needs to be
attached to the loose ends. The
following steps show the best way to do
this, but are optional if you prefer a
Place the bracelet on your left.
Pass one Color
B cord through the clip from
the top (front to back).
Cross the end
over the portion coming from the bracelet,
Then pass it through the clip again, but
this time from back
Pass the end
the segment next to the loop, to complete
the Larks Head knot.
Remove all the slack as you tighten, so
the clip is close to the knots in the
step 7 with the other Color
There's not enough room to tie a Larks
Head knot with the Color
A cords. So attach them
Pass the end through the clip from
back to front, and then under
the segment coming from the knots.
Turn over the
bracelet, and bend cords 2 - 5
the clasp. Apply a generous
amount of glue to secure them in
not put the glue on the clasp.
Tie a Barrel Knot with cords 1 and 6,
tightening it so it rests on top of the
other cords. Apply glue.
After the glue
dries, cut off the excess material.
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