Learn how to make this easy macrame keychain. Keychains are great to give as gifts and look great as a purse fob. You could even have your grands make them with you.
New to the art of macrame? Learn to macrame with these 4 basic macrame knots. See how to make a this macrame plant hanger for beginners and try your hand at this simple wall hanging with feathers! Make these easy macrame coasters, this DIY pot scrubby or this simple macrame wall hanging with beads.
I love doing things with my grands when they come over. Imagine my delight when my granddaughters wanted to learn how to macrame!
We made plant hangers and snowflakes and had a great time doing it!
Psssst…Stay tuned for the snowflake tutorial, it’s coming soon.
Today we are going to make some easy macrame keychains. These are great to give as gifts or keep for yourself. You can even use them as purse fobs.
Go grab a grand to make them with you and let’s get started!
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Step 1. Attach the macrame string to the lanyard key chain
Add the lanyard clip to the ring.
Attach four 5′ lengths of 3mm cotton macrame string to the ring using a lark’s head knot. This will give you 8 strings that are 2 1/2′ long
Step 2. Make the keychain
Starting on the left, tie 2 square knots, then skip two strings and tie 1 square knot on the second row.
Use the first string on the left side as your working cord and tie double half hitch knots at a diagonal down the left side
Watch the video below to learn how to make a half hitch knot.
Repeat the same with the right side.
Once both sides are knotted, continue tying double half hitch knots from the right side all the way across diagonally to the left side.
Now pick up the working cord from the left side and tie double half hitch knots the rest of the way diagonally down the right side so that they criss cross each other.
Tie 3 more sets of 2 square knots bordered by double half hitch knots.
You can add more sets if you want to make it longer, but you will have to cut your lengths of macrame string longer.
Step 3. Cut and comb the fringe
Cut the strings at the bottom to the length you want and comb it out.
That’s it! Your easy macrame keychain is ready to use. You could do this in any color and they even look great as a purse fob!
What color will you use? I’m going to make a bunch of these for Christmas…but, shhhhh….don’t tell.