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Learn Macrame

 
Learn Macrame
 

The Learn Macrame section is a gallery of knots, containing detailed instructions for tying a variety of basic as well as unique knots.

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.

Important: I recommend that beginners practice ALL the Basic and Vintage knots on this page, in order to learn Macrame properly.  Don't rush into making any project until you are familiar with the knots.

 

 

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


Chinese Macrame features a variety of knots that can be combined in interesting ways. 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 several times, until you can combine them to create your own works of art.


The Celtic Knots at the bottom of this page are highly artistic, interwoven designs that are not very well known. They are perfect for making handcrafted jewelry and fashion accessories. 


2017 Update:  The Learn Macrame page has been re-arranged to group all the basic and vintage knots together in each section.

Contact me if you can't find the page you are looking for.

 



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, then go to the video gallery)


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
  Basic
  Basic    Basic 
Square Knot
  SK Sennits
  Alternating SK
  V Patterns
Square Knot   Square Knot Sennits
  Alternating Square Knots   Alternating
V Patterns
 



Vintage   Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
Fish Bone Designs
  SK Weave
  Spiral Stitch   SK Button
Fish Bone Designs   Square Knot Weave
  Spiral Stitch
  Square Knot Button
 


 
Vintage
  Vintage    Vintage   Vintage
Locking Patterns
  Portuguese Sennit
  Snowflake Design
  Picot Designs
Locking
Patterns
  Portuguese Sennit   Snowflake Design
  Picot Designs
 



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
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Double Spiral

Caged Solomon Bar

Fleur de Lis

Tumbling Hearts Bar
Double Spirals
Caged Solomon Bar

Fleur de Lis Knot
Tumbling Hearts Bar





Fusion
Fusion



Blaze Bar

Split Spine Bar




Blaze Bar
Split Spine Bar






 
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Half Hitch Designs

 
 
 Basic    Basic    Basic    Basic
Alternating Half Hitch   Vertical Half Hitch
  Double Half Hitch   Half Hitch Patterns
Alternating
Half Hitch
  Vertical Half Hitch   Double Half Hitch   Half Hitch Patterns
 


 
Basic   Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
DHH Patterns
  Spiral Design
  Basket Stitch
  Half Hitch Spiral
Double Half Hitch Patterns
  Spiral Design
Basket Stitch
Half Hitch Spiral
 


 
Vintage   Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
Shell Knot   Cockscomb Knot   Vintage Diamonds
  Empty Diamond
Shell Knot
  Cockscomb Knot   Vintage Diamonds   Empty Diamond



 
Vintage   Vintage   Fusion
   
Spanish Hitching
  Clove Hitch
   Guitar Bar  
Spanish Hitching
  Clove Hitch
  Guitar Bar  






Fusion

Fusion



Boot Lace Bar

Tumbling Box Bar




Boot Lace Bar
Tumbling Box Bar





 
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LARKS HEAD DESIGNS

 
 
Basic   Basic   Basic    Basic
Larks Head Knot   Vertical Larks Head   Buttonhole Clasp
  Larks Head Sennits
Larks Head Knot   Vertical
Larks Head
  Buttonhole Clasp   Larks Head Sennits
 


 
Vintage   Vintage  
  Fusion
Double Buttonhole Stitch   Buttonhole Scallops
  Larks Head Designs   Aztec Sun Bar
Double Buttonhole   Buttonhole Scallops
  Larks Head Designs   Aztec Sun Bar
 
 


 
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MOUNTING & FINISHING KNOTS

 
 
Basic
  Basic   Basic     Basic
DHH Mount   Oysterman Knot
  Overhand Knot
  Barrel Knot
Double Half Hitch Mount
  Oysterman Knot   Overhand Knot   Barrel Knot
 


 
Basic   Basic    Vintage   Vintage
Wrapped Knot
  Slipknot
  Chain Picot Mount   Venetian Picot Mount
Wrapped Knot   Slipknot
  Chain Picot Mount     Venetian
Picot Mount
 


 
Vintage   Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
Linen Stitch
  Unique Mount Designs
  Matthew Walker Knot
  Stevedore Knot
Linen Stitch   Unique Mount Designs
Matthew Walker Knot   Stevedore Knot
 


 
Fusion
 
 
 
Wrapped Ring
  Linked Loop Mount   Cats Paw Hitch
  Alpine Knots
Wrapped Ring   Linked Loop Mount
  Cats Paw Hitch   Alpine Knots
 





 
 
 
Figure Eight Stopper

Prusik Knot
Drop Loop

Double Loop Wrap
Figure Eight Stopper
Prusik Knot

Drop Loop

Double Loop Wrap




 
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OTHER DECORATIVE KNOTS

 
 
Basic   Basic   Vintage   Vintage
Linked Overhand Knots
  Lanyard Knots
  Triangle Knot
  Knife Knot
Linked Overhand Knots   Lanyard Knots
(Crown Knots)

Triangle Knot   Knife Knot
 


 
Vintage   Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
Masthead Mat
  Monkey Fist
  Interlocking Weave   Clasped Hands
Masthead Mat Technique   Monkey Fist
Interlocking Weave   Clasped Hands Knot
 


 
Vintage  
  Fusion   Fusion
Pitcher Knot
  Clew Knot   Angel Wings
  Lambda Knot
Pitcher Knot   Clew Knot   Angel Wings   Lambda Knot



 
 Fusion    Fusion    Fusion    Fusion  
Barnacle Knot
  Trilobite Knot
  Eternity Knot
  Ashoka Chakra
Barnacle Knot   Trilobite Knot   Eternity Knot   Ashoka Chakra

 


 
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BRAIDS and BARS



Basic
Basic
Vintage
Vintage
Interlaced Plaits
Modern Braids
Chain Sennit

Bugle Braid
Interlaced Plaits
Modern Braids

Chain Sennit

Bugle Braid




 


Fusion
Fusion
Herringbone Braid

Wave Braid
Snake Braid

Round Braid
Herringbone Braid
Wave Braid
Snake Braid

Round Braid
 



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
Endless Falls
  Mystical Chain
  Jagged Ladder Bar
  Corset Spine
Endless Falls   Mystical Chain   Jagged Ladder Bar   Corset Spine
 


 
 Fusion     Fusion   Fusion     Fusion  
Zipper Sennit   Genoese Zipper   Double Zipper   River Bar
Zipper Sennit   Genoese Zipper   Double Zipper   River Bar
 


 
Fusion   Fusion   Fusion     Fusion
Coyote Trail   Lizard Tail
  Ladder Strap
  Icelandic Dream Bar
Coyote Trail   Lizard Tail   Ladder Strap   Icelandic Dream Bar
 


 
Fusion    Fusion   Fusion   Fusion
Switchback Strap
  Stitched Switchback
  Switchback Path Bar
  Noise Bridge Bar
Switchback Strap   Stitched Switchback   Switchback Path Bar   Noise Bridge Bar
 


 
Fusion   Fusion     Fusion   Fusion
Bug Belly Bar   Spring Sinnet
  Surreal Bar
  Feather Bar
Bug Belly Bar   Spring Sinnet
Surreal Bar   Feather Bar
 


 
 Fusion   Fusion   Fusion    Fusion
Link Weave   Bush Bar
  Mycelium Bar
  Woven Wave
Link Weave   Bush Bar   Mycelium Bar   Woven Wave
 



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Bonobo Bar

Crashing Waves Bar

Asclepius Rod Bar

Rattlesnake Bar
Bonobo Bar

Crashing
Waves Bar


Asclepius Rod Bar

Rattlesnake Bar





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CHINESE & ASIAN KNOTS

 
 

  Challenging  
  Challenging
Cloverleaf Knot
  Brocade Knot
  Chinese Button Knot
  Mystic Knot
Cloverleaf Knot   Brocade Knot   Chinese
Button knot
  Mystic Knot
 


 

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


 
Challenging  

Fusion

  Fusion    Fusion 
Plafond Knot   Maedate Knot
  Pagoda Knot   Pipa Knot
Plafond Knot   Maedate Knot   Pagoda Knot   Pipa Knot
 




  Fusion    Fusion    Fusion   
Crown Knot
  Crown Designs   Tea Cup Knot
  Chinese Snake Knot
Crown Knot   Crown Designs   Tea Cup Knot   Chinese Snake Knot
 





Fusion 
Fusion 



Mated Snake Knot

Emperor Snake Knot




Mated Snake Knot
Emperor Snake Knot





 
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CELTIC KNOTS

 
 
Basic    Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
Figure 8 Patterns
  Josephine Knot
  Sailors Knot   Celtic Button Knot
Figure 8 Patterns   Josephine Knot   Sailors Knot
  Celtic Button Knot



 
Vintage  
  Challenging    
Turks Head Knot
  Ring Knots   Celtic Circle Knot
  Celtic Square Knot
Turks Head Knot   Ring Knots   Celtic Circle Knot
  Celtic
Square Knot
 


 
 Challenging       Fusion     Fusion
Star Knot   Celtic Weave
  Celtic Triangle Knot
  Celtic Mat
Star Knot   Celtic Weave   Celtic Triangle
  Celtic Mat
 


 
Fusion
  Fusion
  Fusion     Fusion
Celtic Bar
  Hole in Your Heart
  Celtic Heart Knot   Bumblebee Knot
Celtic Bar   Hole in Your Heart   Celtic Heart Knot
  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
Fusion

     
Kinky Lovers Knot   Handbasket Knot
  Globe Knot
   
Kinky Lovers Knot   Handbasket Knot
  Globe Knot  
 
 




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