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Fringed Table


Fringed Table  

Description:  The Fringed Table features triangular V shapes at the bottom and top. 

The wavy contoured fringe adds a unique touch to this Macrame Table.

The length of this Hanging Table is around 50 inches, depending on the length of the fringe at the bottom.

The width is 12 inches. 

This Macrame pattern is rated Moderate, so is suitable for beginners with some experience.

Time Consuming

Supplies Needed:
  • 6mm Macrame Cord (290 yards)
  • Two 3-inch Rings
  • One 8-inch Ring
  • Two 12-inch Rings
  • One 12-inch Table Top (Acrylic, Glass or Finished Wood)

Knots Used:


Cutting and Mounting Process

  • Cut 12 cords, each 10 yards long
  • Cut 84 cords, each 2 yards long
  • Cut 2 cords, 36 inches long

Prepare the ends of all the cords with glue, wax, or tape, to prevent unraveling. 

It's best to prepare the ends with tape if you are using twisted style cord to make the Fringed Table.  


Step 1:  Fold each of the 10-yard cords in half by matching the ends.   Place them through the 3-inch ring.

They should drape over the bottom when you are holding it upright

Tie a Wrapped Knot around the cords, using a 36-inch cord. It should be at least 1.5-inches long

After it's tightened, pull down on both halves of the 10-yard cords one at a time, to tighten them around the ring.

Place all the cords through the other 3-inch ring. Lay this ring FLAT on your project board.

Secure the Wrapped knot in the center of it.  The Wrapped knot and first ring should be standing upright.

Fan the cords out evenly, so they rest under the second ring. Attach each cord to the ring with a Double Half Hitch (DHH). 


Hold the first ring upright so the cords dangle.  Make sure the second ring is level and the cords evenly spaced around it.


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Design Tip: Since you are working with very long cords to make the Fringed Table, it's important to make compact bundles so they don't get tangled.


Bundling Long Cords

Move down 12 inches below the ring, and wrap the cord around your hand several times. Stop when you have about 12 inches left. Remove the bundle from your hand carefully.


Wrap Cord Around Hand

Wrap the end around the center several times, to hold the coils together. Wrap firmly so you end up with a sturdy bundle that's easy to handle.   Wrap End Around Middle

Pass the end under the last wrap, to hold it in place. Pull tightly to secure it.

As you work on the Fringed Table, pull to get more material when needed. Tug on the end to tighten the wraps around the center, since the roll gets smaller as you pull from it.


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Here's a diagram of the different sections, showing some of the steps for the Fringed Table.


Click on the image to see a larger view.



Top Section of Fringed Table


Step 2:  Tie rows of Alternating Square Knots, using four cords per knot.  Tie the knots in a circle, since you are creating a tube, rather than a flat design.

Stop when the design is 6 inches long.

Step 3:  Divide the cords into 3 groups consisting of 8 cords each.   Tie a sennit of Square Knots measuring 4 inches, using two working cords and 6 fillers.

Repeat this step with each group. 

Step 4:  Attach all the cords to the 8-inch ring with Double Half Hitches.  Place all the cords inside the ring before tying the knots.

Organize the cords so they are resting in 3 groups on the ring, with equal amounts of space between them.

Step 5:  Attach 14 of the 2-yard cords to the ring, into 1 of the spaces, between the long cords used in the previous step. 

Mount them with reverse Larks Head knots (heads face the inside).  Since they are folded in half, you will end up with 28 cords.

Step 6:  Use the following chart to make the first inverted V shape at the top of the Fringed Table.  Use only the 2-yard cords.

1   13 - 16   1
2   11 - 14 and 15 - 18   2
3   9 - 12, 13 - 16, 17 - 20   3
4   7 - 10, 11 - 14, 15 - 18, 19 - 22   4
5   5 - 8, 9 - 12, 13 - 16, 17 - 20, 21 - 24   5
6   3 - 6, 7 - 10, 11 - 14, 15 - 18, 19 - 22, 23 - 26   6
7   1 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 12, 13 - 16, 17 - 20, 21 - 24, 25 - 28   7

Step 7:  Repeat steps 5 and 6 two more times, adding 14 cords into the other two spaces on the ring. 


Step 8:  Using one group of the 10-yard cords, tie a 4-inch sennit of SK (same as step 3).

Important:  Measure carefully and push the knots close together as you progress.  The sennit needs to be the same length as the V pattern you just made with the shorter cords.

Tie extra knots (or subtract some) if needed.

Repeat this process with the other two groups of 10-yard cords.

Step 9:  Attach the 2-yard cords, from all three of the V designs, to a 12-inch ring with DHH.  Pull the cords tightly as you secure them. 

The ring should be level when you are finished, and should rest against the Square Knots.

Step 10: Attach the three sets of 10-yard cords to the same ring with DHH.  Add or remove knots from the sennits as needed, so the ring remains level. 

Step 11:  Use only the 2-yard cords to make three more V designs below the ring.  

Follow the chart for step 6, but reverse it, so the first row has 7 knots.  The final row should have 1 knot, so the design will have the point at the bottom.

Step 12:  Trim all the ends of the 2-yard cords to 3 - 5 inches, so they follow the angle of the V shape.

Unravel each cord to produce the wavy fringe.



Middle Section of Fringed Table


Step 13:  Use each group of 10-yard cords to tie Alternating Square knots for the long sennits in the middle of the Fringed Table.

Each should be 24 inches long. 

Measure carefully, so all the sennits are the same length.

Important:  When you tie the first row, switch cords 1 and 2 as well as 7 and 8, so you use the longest cords (2 and 7) to tie the knots.

The odd numbered rows should be tied using cords 1 - 4 and 5 - 8. 

The even rows should be tied with cords 3 - 6. 

Make sure you end on a row with 2 knots (odd #).

Step 14: Attach all the cords to the other 12-inch ring with DHH.  Arrange them into the 3 groups again, with space in between, just like you did in step 4.



Lower Area of Fringed Table


Step 15:  With each group of 8 cords, tie a SK sennit measuring 6 inches. 

Switch the cords around first, so you use the longest ones as the working cords.  There should be 2 working cords and 6 fillers per knot.

Step 16:  Bring the cords together so the last knots tied meet in the center of the ring.  You can tie additional SK if needed. 

Use a 36-inch cord to make a Wrapped Knot around all the gathered cords.

Step 17:  Trim the ends, and unravel each one to form the inner portion of the fringe at the bottom of the Fringed Table.  

These cords should be at least 8 inches long. 

Step 18:  Attach 14 of the 2-yard cords into each of the spaces on the ring, just like you did in step 5.  Mount them with reverse Larks Head knots. 

Step 19: Make a V design with the 2-yard cords in each of the three groups.

Just like in step 11, this V shape should have the point heading downward.  So the first row has 7 knots and the last row has 1 knot. 

Step 20: Trim the ends so they follow the angle of the V shape, and unravel the cords.  This produces the outer section of wavy fringe at the bottom.

Step 21: Place the glass or wood table top on the lower ring, so it's supported by the metal.  The long sennits should pass around the outer edge of it.


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