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 Pacifier Leash

Pacifier Leash

Description:  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 used. 

See the Pacifier Strap if you prefer a design that can be removed easily, since this one must be cut off.

This Macrame pattern is an easy project suitable for beginners. 

 Supplies Needed:
  • 2mm cord material
  • One pacifier with a handle
  • One suspender clip
  • Project Board, pins and tape
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Measuring Tape

 Knots Used in Pattern:

Clip Attachment

Since you are folding the cords more than once, you need to cut 2 cords at least 18 x the size you want the strap to be when the Pacifier Leash is finished.  

So for an 8-inch strap, you need 4 yards. 

Prepare the ends with tape or glue. 

Fold Cord

Step 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.

Larks Head Knot

Step 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 as possible. 

Half Hitch

Step 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.

Half Hitch

Step 4:  Repeat step 3 with the other half of the cord.

It should be placed on the opposite side of the Larks Head knot, and tied clockwise.

Turn Clip

Step 5:  Repeat 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.  


Pacifier Attachment


Mentally number 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.

Cord 2

Step 6:  Pass cord 2 over - under the handle, which should be resting at the spot you marked with tape.

Important:  Make sure the end is to the right of the portion leading to the clip.

Loop 2

Step 7:  Move the end to the left, crossing over the portion leading to the clip (clockwise). 

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 loops firmly

Cord 1 and 2

Step 8:  Repeat steps 6 and 7 to attach cord 1 to the handle of the pacifier.

Cross Left to Right

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.

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Bush Bar Technique

The cords leading to the clip are fillers.  Secure the pacifier so they are taut.  Placing pins behind the wide portion works well.

Combine cords 1 - 2 and 3 - 4, by applying tape to each set. 

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 Leash.

Cords 3 - 4

Step 9:  Move cords 3 - 4 under the fillers, heading right to left.


Step 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).

Cords 1 - 2

Move cords 1 - 2 over the left set of fillers, and under the portion of cords 3 - 4 between the fillers.

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.

Step 11:  Repeat 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 neater.

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 final steps.

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Finishing Touches

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. 

Use cords 3 and 4 first, and position the knots to the right of the ones already on the clip.

First Half

Step 12: Pass the end of cord 3 over - 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 loop.

Second Half

Pass the end of cord 3 under - over the bar, and then under the cord as you pull it down to make the second loop.

Step 13:  Repeat step 12, attaching cord 4 to the right of cord 3.

Step 14:  Attach cords 2 and 1 (in that order), but make sure the loops are tied rotating clockwise

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 that area.

Step 15:  Clean the pacifier well before use. 

Discard 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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