I hope you have all had a great summer. My last DIY was a while ago – with travel and camps, summer has been busy! This week’s tutorial will be a macrame bracelet.
What you need:
- chinese knotting cord
- a connector or charm
- a needle
- Cut the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Fold the 20 inch piece in half, pull the loop through the ring, fold it over the ring, and pull the rest of the cord through the loop. Repeat the step on the other side of the ring. It will be anchored and remain stationary.
- Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Fold the right cord over the middle strands and under the left cord. Pull the left cord under the right and middle strands and through the loop on the right side.
- Pull and slide the knot up to the top.
- Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull the right cord under the left and middle strands and through the loop on the left side
- Repeat all the steps – left, right, left, right . . . Continue till the desired length is reached.
- To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Pliers will help pull the needle through the tight knots.
- Cut away any excess. Save the scraps and melt the tips with a lighter to seal it for extra hold. Repeat the same exact step on the second half of the bracelet.
Your knotted bracelet is finished!!