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Learn Macrame

 
Learn Macrame
 
 

Learn Macrame is a knot gallery of detailed instructions for tying a variety of basic as well as unique knots. You should use scrap pieces of material and practice each of these decorative knots individually.

The decorative knots found in most Macrame patterns are listed below. Just click on the images of the knots you want to learn. The step-by-step process, with photos, will come up in a new window.

To learn Macrame properly, I recommend that beginners practice all the basic knots, which are labeled Basic or Vintage above the image.

Vintage knots are those decorative knots used in the late 1800's to mid 1900's. Many knots created during this time are truly unique, and you may not find them in modern Macrame books. 


After you have practiced
, choose an easy project from the many free patterns in the other areas of this site. This way you can learn Macrame while you are making something interesting.

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Chinese Macrame features a variety of knots that can be combined. Some have been around for over 2000 years. Entire families used to create a variety of elaborate combinations to form new Chinese knots.

Several basic techniques are listed near the bottom of the Learn Macrame page. To progress in skill, practice them repeatedly and combine them to create your own works of art.


Celtic Knots are highly artistic, interwoven designs that are not very well known. They are perfect for making handcrafted jewelry and fashion accessories.

 



Many of the knots listed here in Learn Macrame come from the Fusion Knots website.

Designs by JD Lenzen.

These combination knots can be used for jewelry, key chains, purse straps, etc. 

(Click on the image or link to go to the site, then visit the video gallery for instructions)


Fusion Knots



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Here's the key for the terms above the images:

  • New Icon= Recently added
  • Basic = Commonly used in Macrame projects
  • Fusion =  Listed on the Fusion Knots website
  • Vintage =  Knot used frequently in 1800s - 1960s
 


 

Square Knot Designs

 
 
Basic
  Vintage
  Basic    Basic 
Square Knot   Picot Designs   Alternating Square Knots
  Alternating V Patterns
Square Knot   Picot Designs
  Alternating Square Knots   Alternating
V Patterns
 



Vintage   Vintage   Vintage   Basic
Snowflake Design   Spiral Stitch   Square Knot Button   Square Knot Sennits
Snowflake Design   Spiral Stitch
  Square Knot Button
  Square Knot Sennits
 


 
Basic
  Fusion    Vintage   Fusion
Square knot Weaves
  Fleur-de-Lis   Portuguese Sennit
  Caged Solomon Bar
Locking
Patterns
  Fleur de Lis   Portuguese Sennit
   Caged
Solomon Bar
 



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion

Fusion
Footprint Bar

Spectral Line Bar

Ara Batur Bar

Secret River Bar
Footprint Bar
Spectral Line Bar

Ara Batur Bar
Secret River Bar




Fusion
Basic
Unique
Fusion
Double Spiral

Fish Bone Designs

Square Knot Weave

Tumbling Hearts Bar
Double Spirals
Fish Bone Designs

Square Knot
Weave

Tumbling Hearts Bar



 
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Half Hitch Designs

 
 
 Basic    Vintage    Vintage    Basic
Alternating Half Hitch   Half Hitch Spiral   Basket Stitch   Half Hitch Patterns
Alternating
Half Hitch
  Half Hitch Spiral   Basket Stitch
  Half Hitch Patterns
 


 
Basic   Basic   Unique   Basic
Vertical Half Hitch   Double Half Hitch   Cockscomb Knot   Double Half Hitch Patterns
Vertical
Half Hitch
  Double
Half Hitch
  Cockscomb Knot   Double Half Hitch Patterns
 


 
Vintage   Unique   Fusion   Vintage
Shell Knot   Spiral Design
  Guitar Bar   Empty Diamond
Shell Knot
  Spiral Design   Guitar Bar   Empty Diamond



 
Vintage   Fusion   Fusion    
Vintage Diamonds
  Boot Lace Bar
   Tumbling Box Bar    
Vintage Diamonds   Boot Lace Bar
   Tumbling Box Bar    



 
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LARKS HEAD DESIGNS

 
 
Basic   Basic   Unique    Basic
Larks Head Knot   Vertical Larks Head   Larks Head Designs   Larks Head Sennits
Larks Head Knot   Vertical
Larks Head
  Larks Head Designs   Larks Head Sennits
 


 
Vintage   Vintage   Basic    
Double Buttonhole Stitch   Buttonhole Scallops
  Buttonhole Clasp
   
Double Buttonhole   Buttonhole Scallops
  Buttonhole Clasp    
 
 

 
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MOUNTING & FINISHING KNOTS

 
 
Unique
  Fusion   Basic     Basic
Linked Loop Mount
  Wrapped Ring   Overhand Knot   Barrel Knot
Linked Loop Mount
  Wrapped Ring   Overhand Knot   Barrel Knot
 


 
 Basic   Vintage    Vintage   Vintage
Double Half Hitch Mount   Chain Picot Mount
  Unique Mount Designs
  Venetian Picot Mount
Double Half Hitch Mount   Chain Picot Mount
  Unique Mount Designs
  Venetian
Picot Mount
 


 
Unique   Vintage   Basic    Vintage
Matthew Walker Knot   Linen Stitch   Oysterman Knot   Stevedore Knot
Matthew Walker Knot   Linen Stitch
  Oysterman Knot   Stevedore Knot
 


 
Basic
  Basic   Unique   Basic 
Clove Hitch   Wrapped Knot
  Cats Paw Hitch
  Slipknot
Clove Hitch   Wrapped Knot   Cats Paw Hitch   Slipknot
 



Unique
Unique
Unique
Unique
Figure Eight Stopper

Butterfly Knot

Drop Loop

Prusik Knot
Figure Eight Stopper
Alpine Knots

Drop Loop

Prusik Knot



 
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OTHER DECORATIVE KNOTS

 
 
Fusion   Vintage   Fusion   Basic
Lambda Knot   Vintage Triangle Knot   Eternity Knot   Linked Overhand Knots
Lambda Knot   Triangle Knot
  Eternity Knot   Linked Overhand Knots
 


 
Vintage   Fusion   Unique    Basic
Knife Knot   Clasped Hands Knot   Monkey Fist
  Lanyard Knots
Knife Knot   Clasped Hands Knot   Monkey Fist   Lanyard Knots
 


 
Fusion   Vintage   Unique   Unique 
Angel Wings   Interlocking Weave   Clew Knot   The Masthead Mat Technique
Angel Wings   Interlocking Weave   Clew Knot   Masthead Mat Technique



 
Fusion   Fusion    Vintage    Fusion
Ashoka Chakra   Barnacle Knot   Pitcher Knot   Trilobite Knot
Ashoka Chakra   Barnacle Knot   Pitcher Knot   Trilobite Knot

 


Unique
 Fusion
Unique

Spanish Hitching

Emperor Snake Knot

Double Loop Wrap


Spanish Hitching
Emperor Snake Knot

Double Loop Wrap





 
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BRAIDS and BARS



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Unique
Switchback Path Bar

Noisebridge Bar

Icelandic Dream Bar

Wave Braid
Switchback Path Bar
Noise Bridge Bar

Icelandic Dream Bar

Wave Braid



Unique
Basic

Fusion
Fusion
Herringbone Braid

Modern Braids

Surreal Bar

Split Spine Bar
Herringbone Braid
Modern Braids
Surreal Bar

Split Spine Bar
 


Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Alternating Endless Falls

Webbed Endless Falls

Oat Spike Sinnet

Stitched Monkey Bar
Alternating Endless Falls
Webbed Endless Falls
Oat Spike

Stitched Monkey Bar


 
Fusion   Fusion   Fusion   Fusion
Feather Bar
  Switchback Strap   Stitched Switchback   Endless Falls
Feather Bar   Switchback Strap   Stitched Switchback   Endless Falls
 


 
 Fusion     Fusion   Fusion     Vintage
Zipper Sennit   Genoese Zipper   Double Zipper   Bugle Braid
Zipper Sennit   Genoese Zipper   Double Zipper   Bugle Braid
 


 
Fusion   Fusion   Fusion     Vintage
Coyote Trail   Blaze Bar
  Jagged Ladder Bar   Chain Sennit
Coyote Trail   Blaze Bar   Jagged
Ladder Bar
  Chain Sennit
 


 
Fusion    Fusion   Fusion   Fusion
Ladder Strap   Corset Spine   River Bar   Round Braid
Ladder Strap   Corset Spine   River Bar   Round Braid
 


 
Fusion   Fusion     Fusion   Basic
Bug Belly Bar   Aztec Sun Bar   Rattlesnake Bar   Interlaced Plaits
Bug Belly Bar   Aztec Sun Bar   Rattlesnake Bar   Interlaced Plaits
 


 
 Fusion   Fusion   Fusion    Fusion
Link Weave   Lizard Tail
  Bush Bar
   Woven Wave
Link Weave   Lizard Tail   Bush Bar   Woven Wave
 



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Bonobo Bar

Crashing Waves Bar

Asclepius Rod Bar

Branching Mycelium Bar
Bonobo Bar

Crashing
Waves Bar


Asclepius Rod Bar

 Mycelium Bar




Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Mated Snake Knot

Spring Sinnet

Mystic Chain

Snake Braid
Mated
Snake Knot

Spring Sinnet

Mystical Chain

Snake Braid


 
 
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CHINESE MACRAME KNOTS

 
 
Unique   Challenging   Unique   Unique
Cloverleaf Knot
  Brocade Knot
  Chinese Button Knot
  Chinese Snake Knot
Cloverleaf Knot   Brocade Knot   Chinese
Button knot
  Chinese
Snake Knot
 


 
Unique   Vintage   Unique   Unique
Chinese Step Knot   Cross Knot   Double Connection Knot   Hanger Knot
Chinese
Step Knot
  Cross Knot Diamond Stitch   Double Connnection   Hanger Knot
 


 
Challenging  

Challenging

  Fusion    Fusion 
Plafond Knot   Mystic Knot
  Pagoda Knot   Pipa Knot
Plafond Knot   Mystic Knot   Pagoda Knot   Pipa Knot
 



 Unique   Fusion    Fusion     Fusion
Chinese Crown Knot   Crown Designs   Tea Cup Knot
  Maedate Knot
Crown Knot   Crown Designs   Tea Cup Knot   Maedate Knot
 


 
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CELTIC KNOTS

 
 
Vintage    Vintage   Vintage   Fusion
Celtic Button Knot   Josephine Knot
  Sailors Knot   Celtic Triangle Knot
Celtic
Button Knot
  Josephine Knot   Sailors Knot
  Celtic
Triangle Knot



 
Fusion   
  Vintage    
Handbasket Knot   Ring Knots   Celtic Circle Knot
  Celtic Square Knot
Handbasket Knot   Ring Knots   Celtic Circle   Celtic
Square Knot
 


 
 Challenging   Unique   Fusion     Fusion
Star Knot   Celtic Weave
  Hole in Your Heart
  Celtic Mat
Star Knot   Celtic Weave   Hole in
Your Heart
  Celtic Mat
 


 
Fusion
  Vintage   Fusion     Fusion
Celtic Bar
  Turks Head Knot
  Celtic Heart Knot   Bumblebee Knot
Celtic Bar   Turks Head Knot   Celtic Heart   Bumblebee Knot
 


 
 Fusion     Fusion    Fusion    Fusion
Round Knots   Panel Knot  

Pendant Knots

  Tree of Life Knot
Round Knots   Panel Knot   Pendant Knot   Tree of Life
 


 
Fusion
  Fusion
   Fusion
  Fusion
River Knot
  Woven Triangles   Double Coin Patterns
  Ring of Coins
River Knot   Woven Triangles   Double Coin Patterns   Ring of Coins
 


 
Fusion
Basic
Unique    
Kinky Lovers Knot   Figure Eight Patterns   Globe Knot
   
Kinky Lovers Knot   Figure Eight Patterns   Globe Knot  
 
 


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