Since I first learnt how to macramé knot, I’ve been adding little knotted details into lots of my designs! Once you’ve mastered the simple knotting pattern then the ideas are sure to start flowing for you to get creative with them. Try mixing your coloured threads, adding beads into your knots or even using your macramé sections as functional, sliding clasps. Take a look at more of our pretty macramé projects and learn some new designs on the Beads Direct Design Centre!
Pale Blue 0.5mm Satin Cord (TC670)
Grey 0.5mm Satin Cord (TC492)
Two Hole Silver Ring Base (F0302)
One Drop Instant Glue (W311)
Follow the steps and images below to make your own delicate macramé ring:
Step 1 – Cut a 10″ length of your chosen inside colour cord. Thread this around your rings threading holes 4 times making sure to end both ends of cord on the underside of the ring.
Step 2 – Knot these cords securely together and trim them leaving a small tail on each. These can be hidden inside your macramé knotting.
Step 3 – Secure your ring base to your work surface using some tape so that it doesn’t move whilst you are knotting. Cut a 15″ length of your second coloured cord.
Step 4 – Create approx 6 macramé knots between the two holes on your ring base, capturing the cords stretched across the ring.
To create a full macramé knot, follow the steps below and see images 3 and 4.
Take your length of cord and thread it through the ring base. Take your left side of this cord and create a ‘q’ shape using the left cord as the circular part and the cords stretched across the ring as the line part of the ‘q’ shape. Take the right hand side of the cord and place it OVER the left cord (image 3). Next thread the same right hand cord under the left thread, through the ring base and up through the ‘q’ shape of the left hand cord (image 4). Pull this half of the knot tight.
Repeat this process on the right hand side of the ring, creating a ‘p’ shape with the right cord, moving the left cord over the right, under it, through the ring and up through the ‘p’ shape. This is the other half of the macramé knot.
Step 5 – Once you are happy with your knots across your ring, make an overhand knot on the underside and secure with a small drop of glue or clear nail polish. When the glue is dry you can trim off the tail threads.
Once you have mastered your macramé technique, why not try adding some small beads into your knots? You could also try creating really small, detailed macramé knots using a finer cord!