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5 Easy Macrame Keychains in 5 Minutes

Keychains are an easy macrame DIY that you can do quickly and easily. They make great gifts or you can even sell them. Here are 5 easy macrame keychains you can make in just 5 minutes.

Five easy macrame keychains hanging on a wire basket

I’ve been slightly obsessed with keychains lately. It could be because they are easy to make. It could also be because making them is so relaxing and I’m starting to get into self-care to combat my crazy busy day-to-day schedule.

Whatever your reason these fun and easy macrame keychains are great for beginners to practice knots or get creative and add details like beads or leather gathering knots.

I used 3mm 3 ply twisted cotton macrame string to make these keychains. Twisted 3 ply is stronger and more structured. It won’t come unraveled as easy if you have to untie any knots and start over.

New to the art of macrame? Learn to macrame with these 4 basic macrame knots and check out the 19 Macrame Terms for Beginners You Need to Know.

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Easy Macrame Keychains

1. Berry Knot Keychain

macrame keychain made using berry knots used as a purse fob

Supplies

Step 1. Cut and attach string to keychain ring

Cut two 5′ pieces of 3mm natural macrame string. Attach to keychain ring using a larks head knot.

Step 2. Tie the knots to make the keychain

Make 5 square knots. Leave about a 1/2 inch of space and tie 3 more square knots. Take the two middle cords and feed them through the middle of the 1/2 inch gap above. Pull tight to make the berry knot, then tie 4 more square knots. Repeat the steps above to make another berry knot. Tie 5 square knots.

Step 3. Finish the berry knot keychain

Leave about a 1/2 inch gap and tie one square knot. Cut four 6″ pieces of 3mm natural colored macrame string. Feed them through the space between the inside cords and outside cords of the 1/2 inch gap to add more strings for the fringe. Cut an 8″ piece of 3mm macrame string and tie all the strings together using a gathering knot, comb out fringe.

2. Spiral Knot Keychain

Spiral knot keychain with a bead on the end laying on table in front of roll of macrame string

Supplies

Step 1. Cut and attach string to keychain ring

Cut two 6′ pieces of 3mm natural macrame string. Attach to keychain ring using a larks head knot.

Step 2. Tie knots

Tie spiral knots until the length is 6″. Add a bead and secure with a square knot, comb the fringe.

Related: Learn To Macrame With 4 Basic Knots – learn how to tie a spiral knot.

3. Square Knots with Beads Keychain

Square knot macrame keychain with green beads

Learn how to tie a crown knot in this post Keychain Wristlet Using Crown Knots

Supplies

Step 1. Cut and attach string to keychain ring

Cut two 5′ pieces of 3mm natural macrame string. Attach to keychain ring using a larks head knot

Step 2. Make the keychain

Make 4 square knots. Thread a bead onto the 2 middle cords, then tie a square knot to keep it tightly in place. Repeat this step 3 times. After the third bead, tie 4 square knots, comb fringe.

4. Crown Knot Keychain with Large Beads

Macrame keychains made using a crown knot and beads

Supplies

Step 1. Cut and attach strings to keychain ring

Cut two 5′ pieces of 3mm natural macrame string. Attach to keychain ring using a larks head knot. Add 1 bead. Tie crown knots until the length is 4 1/2 inches. Add the second bead. Tie 3 more crown knots and comb out the fringe.

5. Crown Knot Keychain with Small Beads

crown knot keychain with black beads

Supplies

Step 1. Cut string and attach to keychain ring

Cut four 5′ pieces of 3mm natural macrame string. Feed through the keyring and secure with a gathering knot using the leather.

Step 2.

Add 1 bead to each set of 2 strings Tie crown knots until the length is 4 inches. Add beads to each set of 2 strings. Secure with a gathering knot using leather Cut the fringe to the desired length, don’t comb it out.

Five keychains laying on table
Close up of three completed keychains hanging on wire basket

These easy macrame keychains are so fun to make and you can use different color beads, use more beads, or even no beads. It’s all up to you and your creativity.

Which ones will you make?

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