Zigzag Pendant is a great focal point
for a Macrame necklace design.
The decorative knot used is called the
Sennit. It is a
variation of the Chain
Sennit, which you can
also use to make a pendant.
After you make the pendant, you can use
the same cords to make the necklace.
This is an easy project, suitable for
older children, teens and adults.
2 mm - 4 mm Paracord or other material (3
Project Board and Pins
one cord, 2 yards long (for
just the pendant).
Make sure you
cut the cord longer if you intend to
make the necklace with the same
cord. The amount of extra
material will depend on the design you plan to
make, so determine that first and add 2 yards
for the pendant.
Seal the fibers at the tips with a flame if
Read the bottom section of Cord Preparation
for more details.
Prepare the tips with glue if using other
Step 1: Make a loop at
the center of the cord, crossing left
Label the ends of the cords if that
helps you keep track of them, or just
remember that they have switched places.
Step 2: Fold the left
half to make the first
Pass it into the loop under
- over, heading right to
Step 3: Pull the right
of the cord to tighten the loop around
Create a small
loop from a portion of the left
half, just outside the first
Tip: The size of the small loop
depends on the thickness of the material you are
using to make the Zigzag Pendant.
It should only be large enough for one piece of
material to fit through it.
Step 4: Fold the right
to make bight
Pass it into bight 1over
- under,heading left
Pull on the left
half to tighten bight
Tip: The key to tightening the
Zigzag Pendant is to pull on the portion that
leads to the bight made in the previous
previous bight is tightened, reduce
the size of the newest bight by pulling on the
portion you used to make it.
Step 5: Fold the left half
of the cord to make another bight
Pass it into bight 2 over
- under (right to left).
Pull the right
halfto tighten bight 2
steps 4 and 5 several times,
until the Zigzag Pendant is 3 to 4 inches
long. It will be folded
in half, so the finished size will be 1.5 - 2 inches.
You can make it larger if you wish. Measure to
make sure you still have enough material to make
the necklace, then enlarge it as needed.
Important:Make sure the last bight made is with
halfof the cord.
Rotate the pendant around on you board
Pass the right
end of the cord through the small
loop from below (under -
over). Fold it to make the next
bight, passing it through the one made
with the left half of the cord.
Pull on the left
half to tighten.
Step 7: Locate the leftend of the
cord and pass it through the bight you
Pull on the right half
to tightenthe previous bight.
Pull the left
half most of the way through,
but leave a loop for the next step.
Step 8: Pass the right end
through the loop and pull firmly on the
half of the cord.
Pull out all the slack as you
tighten. You can add glue to the
final knot if you wish.
Pendant is finished, and you would now use
the remaining material to make the
One simple method is to tie a series of button knots
to make the necklace.