The Pacifier Leash features the Bush Bar
technique. At one end is a suspender style
clip, with a baby pacifier on the other
end. In the example shown, Rainbow
colored cotton Crochet cord was
See the if you prefer a
design that can be removed easily, since
this one must be cut off. Pacifier
This Macrame pattern is an easy project
suitable for beginners.
One pacifier with a handle
Project Board, pins and tape
Used in Pattern:
Since you are folding the cords more than once,
you need to cut 2 cords
least 18 x the size you want the strap to
be when the Pacifier Leash is
So for an 8-inch strap, you need 4 yards.
Prepare the ends with tape or glue.
1: Place the clip on your
work surface upside
down, so the back is facing
upward. The bar should be positioned
as shown in this image.
Fold one cord in half and slide it under
the attachment bar. Make sure the ends are
on the left.
2: Move the ends to
the right, and pass them under
the folded area of the cord, to make a
Larks Head knot.
Pull the ends to tighten the knot as much
3: Use one half to tie a counter-clockwise
Half Hitch, by passing it over
- under the attachment bar.
As you pull it right, bring it over
the cord to complete the loop.
4: with the other
half of the cord. Repeat
It should be placed on the opposite side
of the Larks Head knot, and tied clockwise.
steps 1 - 4 with the other cord,
placing it beside the first.
Turn the clip face up, and secure it to
your board, so the cords are vertical.
the cords 1 - 4.
from the clip to the
distance you want the Pacifier Leash to be
when it's finished. Mark the spot
with tape. The handle of the
pacifier will line up with the top edge.
6: Pass cord
- under the handle, which should
be resting at the spot you marked with
Make sure the end is to the right
of the portion leading to the clip.
7: Move the end to the left,
the portion leading to the clip
Bring the cord under
- over the handle. Pass it under the
horizontal portion of the cord as you pull
it straight down. Adjust the
position of the handle, and tighten both
to attach and 7 cord
1 to the handle of the pacifier.
For cords 3
and 4, you repeat the same process, but in
step 6, the end should rest
to the left
of the portion leading to the clip (counter-clockwise).
Cross it over to the right
to create the head of the knot, and then
complete the second loop.
Bush Bar Technique
The cords leading to the clip are fillers.
so they are taut. Placing pins behind the
wide portion works well.
Combine cords 1 - 2 and 3 - 4, by applying tape to
The Bush Bar design is shown below.
You can use a different type of knot in this area,
if you want to change the design for the Pacifier
9: Move cords
3 - 4 under
the fillers, heading right to left.
10: Move cords
1 - 2 under
cords 3 - 4 on the left.
Spread the cords coming from the clip so
there is space between them (sets of two).
1 - 2 over
the left set of fillers, and under
the portion of cords 3 - 4 between
Bring them over
the right fillers, and under
cords 3 - 4 on the right.
Pull on both sets of working cords to
tighten the knot.
steps 9 - 10 until the Pacifier Leash is
the length you want. Make sure the knots
are close to each other.
Try to keep the fillers straight, and the knots
tightened the same amount each time. That
way the band for the Pacifier Leash will be
Stop when you reach the clip. As you get
close to it, you may need to remove the pins to
tie the last few knots.
Make sure you have at
least 6 inches of material left for the
To finish the 4 ends, you will go through the
same process as you did to attach the pacifier
(Larks Head knots).
Position the clip in front of you, making sure the
front is face up.
3 and 4 first, and position the knots to
of the ones already on the clip.
Pass the end of cord
- under the bar, and then over
the cord as you pull it down.
The end should rest to the left of the
part coming from the band, forming a counter-clockwise
Pass the end of
- over the bar, and then under
the cord as you pull it down to make the
step 12, attaching cord 4 to the
right of cord 3.
Attach cords 2 and 1 (in that order), but make
sure the loops are tied
Turn over the strap and tie the ends together with
tight Overhand knots, applying glue. When
it's dry, you can cut off the excess material, or
work each end through the back of the knots in
Clean the pacifier well before use.
the Pacifier Leash when it begins to
fray. You can save the clip by simply
cutting the strap off close to the bar.
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