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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 - 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. 


2018 Update:  EVERY PAGE in the Learn Macrame section is being improved in some manner.  Contact me if you need help finding a page, or if changes have been made and you need the original.

 



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

These combination knots can be used in a variety of Macrame and craft projects.

Click on the image or link to visit the site.  View the knot gallery to see the video 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 the 1900's.
 


 

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 Spirals

Fleur de Lis Knot

Caged Solomon Bar

Tumbling Hearts Bar
Double Spirals
Fleur de Lis Knot

Caged Solomon Bar
Tumbling Hearts Bar



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Asclepius Rod Bar

Blaze Bar

Split Spine Bar

Bonobo Bar
Asclepius Rod Bar

Blaze Bar
Split Spine Bar

Bonobo 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
  Daisy Design   Vintage Diamonds
  Unique Diamonds
Shell Knot
  Daisy Design   Vintage Diamonds   Unique Diamonds



 
Vintage   Vintage   Vintage
  Vintage
Spanish Hitching
  Clove Hitch
   Cockscomb Knot   Empty Diamond
Spanish Hitching
  Clove Hitch
  Cockscomb Knot   Empty Diamond




Fusion
Fusion

Fusion
Fusion
Guitar Bar

Boot Lace Bar

Tumbling Box Bar

Bloody Knuckle Knot
Guitar Bar

Boot Lace Bar
Tumbling Box Bar
Bloody Knuckle Knot




 
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LARKS HEAD DESIGNS

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


 
Vintage   Vintage  

Fusion
Double BH 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
Slipknot
  Knife Knot
  Overhand Knot
  Barrel Knot
Slipknot
  Knife Knot
(Diamond knot)
  Overhand Knot   Barrel Knot
 


 
    Basic
   Vintage   Vintage
Unique Mounts
  Loop Mounts
  Chain Picot Mount   Venetian Picot Mount
Unique Mounting Designs
  Picot Mounts
  Chain Picot Mount     Venetian
Picot Mount
 


 
Vintage   Vintage
  Vintage
  Vintage
Linen Stitch
  Wrapped Knot
  Matthew Walker Knot
  Stevedore Knot
Linen Stitch   Wrapped knot

Matthew Walker Knot   Stevedore Knot
 


 

 
  Vintage   Vintage
Wrapped Ring
  Linked Loop Mount   Clasped Hands Knot
  Alpine Knots
Wrapped Ring   Linked Loop Mount
  Clasped Hands Knot   Alpine Knots
 





 
 
 
Cats Paw Hitch

Prusik Knot
Drop Loop

Double Loop Wrap
Cats Paw Hitch
Prusik Knot

Drop Loop

Double Loop Wrap




Vintage






Oysterman Knot

Sheet Bend

Kinky Lovers Knot


Oysterman Knot

Sheet Bend
Kinky Lovers Knot






 
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UNIQUE KNOTS

 
                                
Vintage   Vintage
  Vintage   New
Linked OH Knots
  Crown Knots
  Triangle Knot
  Diamond Stitch
Linked Overhand Knots   Crown Knot

Triangle Knot   Diamond Stitch
 


 

     
 
Masthead Mat
  Monkey Fist
  Interlocking Weave   Figure 8 Stopper
Masthead Mat   Monkey Fist
Interlocking Weave   Figure 8
Stopper

 


 
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


Vintage
Vintage
Interlaced Plaits
Round Braids

Chain Sennit

Bugle Braid
Interlaced Plaits
Round Braids

Chain Sennit

Bugle Braid




 


Fusion
 
Herringbone Braid

Wave Braid
Snake Braid

Cross Braid
Herringbone Braid
Wave Braid
Snake Braid

Cross Braid
 



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
Alternating Endless Falls

Webbed Endless Falls

Oat Spike

Endless Falls
Alternating Endless Falls
Webbed Endless Falls
Oat Spike

Endless Falls



 
Fusion   Fusion   Fusion   Fusion
Stitched Monkey Bar
  Mystical Chain
  Jagged Ladder Bar
  Corset Spine
Stitched Monkey Bar   Mystical Chain   Jagged Ladder Bar   Corset Spine
 


 
 Fusion     Fusion   Fusion     New
Zipper Sennit
  Genoese Zipper
  Double Zipper
  Zipper Wrap
Zipper Sennit   Genoese Zipper   Double Zipper   Zipper Wrap
 


 
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
  Rattlesnake Bar
  Surreal Bar
  Feather Bar
Bug Belly Bar   Rattlesnake Bar
Surreal Bar   Feather Bar
 


 
 Fusion   New Design   Fusion    Fusion
Link Weave
  Bush Bar
  Spring Sinnet
  Woven Wave
Link Weave   Bush Bar   Spring Sinnet
  Woven Wave
 



Fusion
Fusion
Fusion
New
River Bar

Crashing Waves Bar

Mycelium Bar

Triangle Sennit
River Bar

Crashing
Waves Bar


Mycelium Bar
Alternating Triangle Sennit





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CHINESE & ASIAN KNOTS

 
 
Basic
  Basic
  Basic
  Basic
Cloverleaf Knot
  Cross Knot
  Double Connection
  Hanger Knot
Cloverleaf Knot   Cross Knot   Double Connection
  Hanger Knot
 


 
Basic
 
 
 
Step Knot
  Round Brocade Knot
  Plafond Knot
  Mystic Knot
Chinese Step Knot
Round Brocade Knot
  Plafond Knot   Mystic Knot
 


 
Basic
 

Fusion

  Fusion    Fusion 
Chinese Button
  Maedate Knot
  Pagoda Knot
  Pipa Knot
Chinese Button Knot   Maedate Knot   Pagoda Knot   Pipa Knot
 





Fusion 
Fusion 

Chinese Snake Knot

Mated Snake Knot

Emperor Snake Knot

Oblong Knot
Chinese Snake Knot

Mated Snake Knot
Emperor Snake Knot
Oblong Knot




Fusion

Fusion



Fusion
Spiral Knot

Tea Cup Knot

Good Luck Knot

Triskelion Knot
Spiral Knot
Tea Cup Knot
Good Luck Knot
Triskelion Knot




New

new

New


Ten Accord Knot

Ju I Knot

Brocade Ball Knot

Chinese Flower
Ten-Accord Knot

Ju I Knot
Brocade Ball Knot

Chinese Flower





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CELTIC KNOTS

 
 
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   Vintage   Vintage  
Figure 8 Patterns
  Josephine Knot
  Sailors Knot   Figure 8 Patterns
Figure Eight
Knots
  Josephine Knot   Sailors Knot
  Figure Eight Patterns



 
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

     
Triskelion Knot
  Handbasket Knot
  Globe Knot
  Celtic Button
Triskelion Knot
  Handbasket Knot
  Globe Knot   Celtic Button Knot
 
 




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