Hi there! I’m so excited that you’re here! But before you get KNOTty, you’ll need to have two tricks up your sleeve (or in this case, two knots).
The two knots that we’ll be tying today are the Larks Head and the Square Knot. Take time to familiarize yourself with these knots; use these illustrated instructions as a tool while macrame-making along with the full video tutorial at bottom of this page. While working, feel free to untie, redo, rewind, eat snacky snacks, do you and most importantly have fun!
1) Fold a loose cord in half and place center point behind/under the mounting cord or ring
2) Take the two loose ends and fold them down and over the mount, then through the loop
3) Pull and tighten
NOTE: The video tutorial will help a lot! Use these images as a way to familiarize yourself with the cord placement. Pause, rewind, untangle and try a couple times! Once you grasp the motions, it's a very quick and useful lil thang.
1) Place the right working cord OVER the center cords* and UNDER the left working cord. (Place your working cords so that they mimic the red cord positions illustrated above)
*Note: Make sure to read the subtitled video instructions below, they will indicate the number of center/filler cords needed. Pay close attention, Square Knots in this macrame star project are made WITH and WITHOUT center cords, be sure to knot along to the video below and pay attention to how many center/filler cords are needed for each step.
2) Bring the left working cord UNDER and around the back of the center cords, pull the left working cord out the front, through the loop made with the right cord.
3) Tighten near desired length.
4) Then, bring the LEFT cord OVER any center cords and UNDER the right working cord.
5) Bring the right cord UNDER the back of center cords and through the loop on the left.
6) Tighten by pulling your right and left cords 90° to their respective side and pull snug to finish one square knot.
You’ll be great a great knotter, and soon, you too can be a Macrame Star!