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Tree Ornament

Tree Ornament

Description:  This Tree Ornament can be used to decorate a Christmas Tree, or it can be added to holiday packages, table decorations, etc.   

You can use thicker material (4mm - 6mm) if you want to make it large enough for a wall decoration.   Make sure you cut the cords longer.

This is a small Macrame project for beginners and children who are learning the Square Knot. 

The features include a flat alternating V shaped design, a brushed fringe and two loops at the bottom representing the "trunk". 

The finished size is 4 inches tall and 3 inches near the bottom.

Supplies Needed:
  • 2 mm size green cord material
  • Project Board and Pins

Knots Used: 


Step 1:  Cut 12 cords, each at least 30 inches long.

Fold two cords in half and secure them at the center.

Mentally number the 4 segments. 


Make the trunk for the Tree Ornament by tying a Square Knot with segments 1 and 4.  The fillers are segments 2 and 3.

Tighten it 1-inch below the center fold. 


Step 2:  Secure segments 1 and 4 to the right and left horizontally.  They temporarily act as holding cords.

Mount 5 cords onto each holding cord (total of 10) with Larks Head knots.   Push all the knots toward the center when you are done.

First Row

Step 3:  Mentally number all the cords, including the holding cords, which are cords 1 and 20.

Tie a row of Square Knots with the following groups:

Cords 1 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 12, 13 - 16, and 17 - 20

These should rest next to the Larks Head knots.

Row 2

Step 4:  Drop cords 1, 2, 19, 20.  This means you do not use them any more.

Tie ASK with cords 3 - 6, 7 - 10, 11- 14, and 15 - 18.

These knots should rest 1/2-inch from the first row tied in step 3.

Row 3

Step 5:  Drop cords 3, 4, 17, 18. 

Tie the next row of ASK with cords 5 - 8, 9 - 12, and 13 - 16.

These knots should rest 1/2-inch from the previous row.

Row 4

Step 6:  Drop cords 5, 6, 15, 16.

Tie the next row of ASK with cords 7 - 10 and 11 - 14.

Don't forget the 1/2-inch spacing.

Final Row

Step 7:  The final ASK is tied with cords 9 - 12. 

Make sure it's 1/2-inch from the previous knots.

Overhand Knot

Step 8:  Tie an Overhand knot with cords 10 - 11, arranging it so it's as close to the SK as possible.


Step 9:  Create the fringe along the edges of the Tree Ornament by trimming the cords to 1-inch.

Unravel each one, then brush the fibers to create a soft fringe.  You can trim the cords shorter if you wish.

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