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Double Hitch Bracelet

 
Double Hitch Bracelet

 

Description:  The Double Hitch Bracelet features the  Alternating Half Hitch

This basic jewelry design is made with leather or a waxed material, so the knots hold their shape.  

This Macrame bracelet has a loop at one end, with a button at the opposite end, for the closure. 

Janne Pedersen sent in the suggestion for this project.

 
 
 
Supplies Needed:
 
  • 2mm cord material (Leather or Waxed -- 4 yards)
  • One shank-style Button
  • Project Board, pins and/or tape
 
 
Knots Used:  Alternating Half Hitch and Overhand Knot
 
 

 

Step 1:  Cut two cords, each at least 72 inches long (up to 8 inches). 

Unless you are using leather, prepare the ends with tape, glue, or wax to prevent unraveling.

Make sure to use the Cross Pin Technique (or tape), when using Leather, Satin, or other types of delicate cord.


Step 2:
  Fold both cords in half, and secure them to your project board vertically, so the ends are even.

         The two cords will act together as if they were a single cord.


 

 
Step 3:  Leave a space large enough for the button to pass through, between the fold and the first knot.

 
First Half Hitch
 

To make the first Half Hitch, use the right half of the cords.  Pass them over - under the two on the left, in a clockwise direction.

Pass over the right half as you pull them to the right.

 

 
Second knot
 

Step 4:  Tie the  next Half Hitch with the left half of the cords, rotating in a counter-clockwise direction.

This Half Hitch is made the same way, over - under the cords on the right. As you pull to the left, pass over the left half of the cords.

 


Step 5:  Repeat steps 3 and 4, alternating back and forth between the two sets of cords.

Stop when the Double Hitch Bracelet is the size you need.



Button

Step 6:  Secure the Double Hitch bracelet to the board, so the last knot cannot move.

Flip over the bracelet and position the button so the shank is facing up.

Pass the two ends on the right through the button, right to left.




Left Ends

Slide the left ends through the shank left to right (opposite direction).


 
Overhand Knot
 << Choose one cord from each half and tie an Overhand knot. 

Add glue near the shank, and tighten it firmly.

Do the same with the other two cords.  >>
Second Knot



You can add more glue to the top of the knots if you wish. When the glue is completely dry, cut off the excess material.
 
 


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